American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Intended to prevent or counteract terrorism: counterterror measures; counterterror weapons.
- n. Action or strategy intended to counteract or suppress terrorism.
- adj. intended to prevent terrorism
- counter- + terror (Wiktionary)
“O'BRIEN: With Osama bin Laden still at large and a U.S. and Iraqi military attack against insurgents expected soon in Iraq, what will a second term counterterror agenda look like?”
“Their adversaries combined bombing and strafing with ground campaigns of annihilation, or "counterterror":”
“Who knows how many Americans are aware of disappearances which terrify a population along with targeted assassinations that come from foreign military or security forces that are seeking to enforce "counterterror" measures.”
“Imagine a nation where individuals listed as leading "counterterror" organizations come from the Islamic supremacist Muslim Brotherhood and view Israeli children to be legitimate targets of Jihadists.”
“He was the general in charge of "counterterror" in Dagestan.”
“The new military aid, which is contingent on congressional approval, is expected to amount to more than $2 billion over five years, would pay for equipment Pakistan can use for counterinsurgency and counterterror operations.”
“Earlier this month, the United States criticized Pakistan's counterterror efforts, saying the country had no clear path to defeating Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants in the border region.”
“In a sense what we have here is internal discussion," the counterterror official said.”
“He talks about targeting priorities," the counterterror official said.”
“The passage was less a discussion of concrete assassination plots than strategic musings, the counterterror official said.”
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