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counterinsurgency

kown tuh rin sur juhn see

  • n  actions taken by a government to defeat insurgency

  • A successful counterinsurgency requires more than military force.
  • In other areas, however, the Pakistan army has spurned counterinsurgency support.
  • Air Force Secretary Michael Donley recently said such a plane "will help build up the security capabilities of partners facing counterterrorist operations, counterinsurgency .
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  • David Richards in Sydney Morning Herald
    If you look at any counterinsurgency campaign throughout history, there's always been a point at which you start to negotiate, probably through proxies in the first instance,he said on BBC radio.
  • David Petraeus in New York Sun
    You have to pinch yourself a little to make sure that is real because that is a very significant development in this kind of operation in counterinsurgency,General Petraeus told the Associated Press. "It's all about the local people. When...

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