noun political or military activities designed to prevent or thwart terrorism.
counterterrorist noun

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  • Counterterrorism —    Until the death of Joseph Stalin in 1953, the Soviet Union broadly defined opposition to the Soviet state as terrorism. Millions went to the gulag or the grave for terrorism offensives such as owning a book of Nikolai Bukharin or telling a… …   Historical dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence

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  • counterterrorism — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)te̱rərɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Counterterrorism consists of activities that are intended to prevent terrorist acts or to get rid of terrorist groups. Derived words: c^oun+ter^ter+ror+ist ADJ There were gaps in their counterterrorist… …   English dictionary

  • counterterrorism — /kaʊntəˈtɛrərɪzəm/ (say kowntuh teruhrizuhm) noun 1. measures taken by a government, etc., involving such activities as intelligence gathering, police operations, maintenance of security provisions, etc., to prevent or control terrorism.… …  

  • Counterterrorism Center — The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency s Counterterrorism Center was established in 1986. It is not to be confused with the National Counterterrorism Center, a separate entity. Contents 1 Foundation and early years 2 The 1990s 3 The Plan ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Counterterrorism Pursuit Team — Ein Counterterrorism Pursuit Team (CTPT) ist eine paramilitärische Anti Terror Einheit, die von der CIA in Afghanistan betrieben wird. Sie umfasste im September 2010 circa 3.000 meist afghanische Soldaten. Sie hat unter anderem die Aufgabe,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • counterterrorism — Operations that include the offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, preempt, and respond to terrorism. Also called CT. See also antiterrorism; combating terrorism; terrorism …   Military dictionary

  • counterterrorism — counterterrorist, n., adj. /kown teuhr ter euh riz euhm/, n. terrorism in reaction to or retaliation for some previous act of terrorism. [1965 70; COUNTER + TERRORISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterterrorism — coun·ter·terrorism …   English syllables

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