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counteroffensive

kown tuh raw fen siv

  • n  a large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force

  • The government, along with its population of 300,000, emphatically thinks not, and now a spirited national counteroffensive has been launched against the British government .
  • If history is any guide, no one should be surprised at the counteroffensive, which is sure to focus on broadening concealed weapons laws that allow Americans to carry guns beyond .
  • And the cartels have responded with a violent counteroffensive, killing more than 500 police, soldiers, judges and other officials during Calderon's 21 months in power.
News & Articles

  • Obama Declares War On Coal, Embraces Pipeline
    President Obama launched a comprehensive climate change policy this week from  Georgetown University. According to supporters, the need to combat global warming through carbon reductions is long overdue. Opponents on the other hand immediately launched a counteroffensive, claiming that the President's speech amounted to a declaration of war against fossil fuels, and especially coal,  in favor of ...
    June 25, 2013 - Forbes
Quotes

  • Jean-Marie Guehenno in Washington Post
    So what we are witnessing is actually a war with offensive, counteroffensive fighting,Guehenno told the Security Council.
  • Hugo Chávez in El Universal
    The US Empire has launched an anti-historical, retrograde counteroffensive in order to reverse union, sovereignty and democracy in our hemisphere and try to restore the imperial dominance in all the fields of the life of our societies,warned...
  • Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero in International Herald Tribune
    One thing is defense, which is legitimate, and another is a counteroffensive of widespread attack,Zapatero told Punto Radio. "It won't bring anything other than an escalation of violence."

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