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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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counterinsurgencycoun‧ter‧in‧sur‧gen‧cy /ˌkaʊntərɪnˈsɜːdʒənsi $ -ɜːr-/ noun [uncountable]  PMmilitary action against people who are fighting against their own country’s government
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counterinsurgencyHe took an interest in counterinsurgency.They see the United States as fighting a proxy counterinsurgency war disguised as a crusade against drugs.A: Strengthening the courts and providing a solution for former soldiers, both from the Sandinista Army and the counterinsurgency.
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