noun, plural coun·ter·in·sur·gen·cies.
Related formscoun·ter·in·sur·gent, noun, adjective
Examples from the Web for counterinsurgency
Allen worked closely with those tribal leaders during the counterinsurgency in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS?|Eli Lake, Josh Rogin|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salahaddin is an internal province of Iraq, and its force was tailored for counterinsurgency.The Paper Tiger of the Tigris: How ISIS Took Tikrit Without a Fight|Andrew Slater|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The searches enraged the local civilian population and derailed the counterinsurgency operations taking place at the time.We Lost Soldiers in the Hunt for Bergdahl, a Guy Who Walked Off in the Dead of Night|Nathan Bradley Bethea|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The revolving flux of idiosyncratic secondary characters, caught up in counterinsurgency jargon, is also at times distracting.
It is also an important look at what the post-American counterinsurgency looks like.In ‘The Project,’ the Stormy Battle to Take On Somali Pirates|Eli Lake|April 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for counterinsurgency
Culture definitions for counterinsurgency
Military power applied in guerrilla warfare in support of the established government.