counterterrorism(redirected from counterterrorists)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) activities that are intended to prevent terrorist acts or to eradicate terrorist groups
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Operations that include the offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, preempt, and respond to terrorism. Also called CT. See also antiterrorism; combating terrorism; terrorism.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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|Noun||1.||counterterrorism - a strategy intended to prevent or counter terrorism|
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
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