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 n.— «Although Bill Kristol hails the surge as a triumph of “counterinsurgency strategy” in his Time piece, genuine experts say it’s anything but “strategy.” Counterinsurgency, or “coin” in military speak, is holistic. What’s happening in Iraq is anything but.» —“Counterinsurgency for Dummies – and Chickenhawks” by Briam Palmer Huffington Post Aug. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • I wonder whether there might not be a missing hyphen there–“co-in”–or whether maybe it’s closed up through use to rhyme with “join”…

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