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Instead, nearly all wars now are civil wars, complex arenas of counterinsurgency and terrorism.

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The former Princeton University undergraduate and Afghanistan counterinsurgency instructor said, to the mirth of his co-hosts, that he hadn’t washed his hands in a decade.

There were some good places to fight a counterinsurgency campaign in Afghanistan, I would argue, but the Pech Valley surely wasn’t one of them.

Allen worked closely with those tribal leaders during the counterinsurgency in Iraq in 2007 and 2008.

Salahaddin is an internal province of Iraq, and its force was tailored for counterinsurgency.

The searches enraged the local civilian population and derailed the counterinsurgency operations taking place at the time.

Washington termed our endless and thankless task counterinsurgency—and Anbaris made good insurgents, very good insurgents.

A strike on Syria is not a prelude to a decade-long counterinsurgency campaign with 100,000 U.S. forces on the ground.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to counterinsurgency, such as: attack, reprisal, retribution, vengeance, animus, and avenging.

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