strategic vs tactical

strategic tactical

Definitions

  • 1) of or pertaining to strategy
  • 2) Essential to the effective conduct of war.
  • 3) Highly important to an intended objective.
  • 4) Of or relating to strategy.
  • 5) Important or essential in relation to a plan of action.
  • 6) Intended to destroy the military potential of an enemy.
  • 7) (Mil.) any point or region in the theater or warlike operations which affords to its possessor an advantage over his opponent, as a mountain pass, a junction of rivers or roads, a fortress, etc.
  • 8) Of or pertaining to strategy; effected by artifice.
  • 9) (Mil.) a line joining strategic points.
  • 10) highly important to or an integral part of a strategy or plan of action especially in war

Definitions

  • 1) firearms having a military appearance, typically with a bipod, adjustable stock, and a detachable magazine.
  • 2) adroit, skilful or ingenious
  • 3) of, or relating to tactics
  • 4) of, or relating to military operations that are smaller or more local than strategic ones
  • 5) Characterized by adroitness, ingenuity, or skill.
  • 6) Relating to, using, or involving tactics, especially in military or naval operations, and often in contrast to strategy.
  • 7) of or pertaining to tactic or tactics

Examples

  • 1) Mikel overheard Monthay discussing the strategic merits of the Warlord's decision with another sergeant.
  • 2) Fred unfolded a nest of side tables and set them around at strategic points.
  • 3) Army officers and their troops opposed to Castro were to seize various strategic barracks.
  • 4) Besides territorial strategic lines, there are _strategic lines of maneuvers_.
  • 5) Such are _fronts of operations, strategic fronts, lines of defense_, and _strategic positions_.
  • 6) "I don´t believe in strategic businesses if ´strategic´ is code for losing money," Fiorina said.
  • 7) They even suggested that perhaps the term strategic accommodation might be more accurate.
  • 8) The term "strategic alternatives" can include options such as an acquisition by another company or an outside investment.
  • 9) The term "strategic" came up again earlier this year, when Ontario's provincial government set up a committee to debate a proposed merger between London Stock Exchange Group PLC and TMX Group Inc., operator of Canada's flagship Toronto Stock Exchange.
  • 10) In the words of scholar Bruce Gregory 2008, the term strategic communication is gaining traction.
  • 11) The word strategic makes him feel like he is an important businessman, like he is El Presidente of the household.
  • 12) ‘Those last-minute creative rushes bring a vibrancy and an energy to catwalk presentations that no amount of strategic planning can ever achieve.’
  • 13) ‘As yet, however, there is little evidence of strategic planning to achieve such a framework.’
  • 14) ‘The outcome is transparency to all stakeholders that is systematically incorporated as part of the overall strategic planning and business operations process.’
  • 15) ‘This was to measure the effect an e-business package might have on the company's structure, strategic planning and overall way of doing business.’
  • 16) ‘I found it interesting that strategic planning, problem-solving and common sense did not even make the top 10.’
  • 17) ‘Once they have successfully flown the next two or three missions, NASA will have to begin some difficult long-term strategic planning.’
  • 18) ‘Secondly, there appears to be a general aversion among Labor and Democrats to long-term policy planning and strategic thinking.’
  • 19) ‘The question is whether the increased vigilance comes at the expense of long-term strategic planning.’
  • 20) ‘When groups with similar interests create strategic alliances, they are much more likely to achieve their goals.’
  • 21) ‘The government is spending vast amounts of energy and money trying to drive change in the telecommunications sector without achieving commensurate strategic impact.’
  • 22) ‘For Australian companies like us, the situation with the Australian dollar makes it difficult to achieve your strategic ambitions.’
  • 23) ‘Progress in achieving our strategic goals is contained in this Report.’
  • 24) ‘It was not a strategic planning decision affected by considerations of public interest.’
  • 25) ‘They can also be used for the basis of better short term pragmatic decision making and long term strategic planning.’
  • 26) ‘Under this method, goals in each area are assigned one or more measures considered necessary for achieving a desired strategic success.’
  • 27) ‘The rapid growth in the older adult market over the next few decades is a factor every health and fitness club must consider in their strategic planning.’
  • 28) ‘Kildare Town is designated as a secondary growth town under the strategic planning guidelines with considerable house building going on, and plans in track for more.’
  • 29) ‘The strategic intent to achieve more for less was translated into central policy directives.’
  • 30) ‘Every meeting should be skilfully chaired to achieve consensus over strategic issues.’
  • 31) ‘The systems world provides management designs, strategic and tactical actions, policies, and procedures.’
  • 32) ‘A year after the group's last strategic overhaul, the plan appears to be another attempt to turn around the newspapers.’
  • 33) ‘Downing Street denies the allegation, but the tenor and content of the chatter in the days leading up to their departure reveal some form of strategic plan directed towards engineering a tangible return from the visit.’
  • 34) ‘Bridgewater has a great deal to offer in terms of being a strategic location for industrial, commercial, retail, and service sector development.’
  • 35) ‘This paper proposes the utilization of a novel technique for feeder voltage drop mitigation at strategic locations.’
  • 36) ‘The plan has made an assessment of the extent of areas which could be considered to be ‘strategic locations’.’
  • 37) ‘In the competitive airline industry, maintenance is not just an added expense, but a strategic resource for winning customer loyalty and controlling costs.’
  • 38) ‘In the 15th century artillery emerged as a strategic weapons system.’
  • 39) ‘They became too much an organ of the Nazi Party and were used more for its own ends than to help fulfil strategic military objectives.’
  • 40) ‘The militants intend to take further advantage of a wider information operations campaign as a strategic weapon.’
  • 41) ‘What we need today is a leadership that is able to identify India's strategic interests clearly and tries to achieve them by navigating skillfully through these turbulent times.’
  • 42) ‘Commanders need a plan, a tactical set of readiness indicators pointed toward achieving an overall strategic state of readiness.’
  • 43) ‘It is extremely difficult to merge companies in general, but even more so companies that have been from their birth so identified with strategic national interests.’
  • 44) ‘In light of these needs, Kennedy urged that Bulgaria should emphasise long-term strategic planning.’
  • 45) ‘It is a 1, 000-year-old state with its own long-term strategic interests.’
  • 46) ‘Implicit in his argument is the belief that American foreign policy flows from strategic considerations of national interest.’
  • 47) ‘The change is not in profitability, the change is in the mutual long-term strategic interests of the United States and Pakistan.’
  • 48) ‘This raises the question as to whether we in Australia is applying our limited resources in our best long-term strategic interests.’
  • 49) ‘The Soviets achieve a long-desired southern strategic goal, isolating Turkey, opening a route to the Indian Ocean and the Eastern Mediterranean.’
  • 50) ‘The cynical exploitation of international conflicts to wage war to achieve such a crass strategic end is what makes this war so immoral.’
  • 51) ‘It means achieving the strategic goals for which we've gone to war in the first place.’
  • 52) ‘It would also be in the nation's long-term strategic interests.’
  • 53) ‘The French government's motives are bound up with the defence of its own diplomatic and strategic interests.’
  • 54) ‘This is difficult to judge because diplomatic and strategic considerations are involved.’
  • 55) ‘No longer would the Fort Limhi serve as a strategic location in Young's plan of last resort.’
  • 56) ‘Imperialism depended on dominating, humiliating and exploiting others, and on drawing artificial boundaries for European strategic purposes.’
  • 57) ‘This is a priceless strategic resource, and the Army's major contribution today to the formulation of national strategy.’
  • 58) ‘I found that Michael Klare has written an uneven but topical text on strategic resources.’
  • 59) ‘For Japan, the South China Sea and the waters off Taiwan are vital for transporting oil and other important strategic resources.’
  • 60) ‘The beginning of the Cold War intensified anxieties about the nation's supply of strategic resources.’
  • 61) ‘‘Water is a strategic resource which needs to be consumed, therefore we can not afford to lose a drop, we have to save water’, the mayor said.’
  • 62) ‘The key to this scheme for world hegemony is unchallenged rule over the Eurasian continent and control of its strategic resources, first and foremost, petroleum.’
  • 63) ‘The objectives pursued by the United States involved the preservation of its access to strategic resources and geographical position.’
  • 64) ‘In future, foreign companies will be allowed only a minority holding in firms applying for licences to tap and extract strategic resources like oil and gas.’
  • 65) ‘The oil/gas recovery sector is also related to state security and involves strategic resources.’
  • 66) ‘Not satisfied with military and economic dominance, they want to extend their empire and control more strategic resources.’
  • 67) ‘This new relationship involves a direct exchange of strategic resources.’
  • 68) ‘Elite groups are engaged in an internecine struggle for control of the continent's strategic resources.’
  • 69) ‘So issues such as occupation, control over strategic resources and imperialism are never brought up.’
  • 70) ‘Being the most important strategic resource in the world, it will continue to be what shapes the future.’
  • 71) ‘When each failed to win control of the central state, the locus of conflict shifted to major strategic resources such as cities and ports, fragmenting the clan alliances.’
  • 72) ‘Secondly, the US's determination to control the world's most strategic resources will lead to further invasions and occupations.’
  • 73) ‘Europe cannot afford to allow an African head of state to make it look weak and foolish when the US is using its unparalleled military strength to stake a claim to strategic resources all over the world.’
  • 74) ‘Is it feasible for a country like Namibia to procure a national strategic resource like petroleum from a single source?’
  • 75) ‘Direct defense refers to the use of armed forces to thwart an adversary's attempt to capture or destroy possessions such as territory, population, and strategic resources.’
  • 76) ‘The energy transportation systems of the Caspian region were originally designed and built to serve the strategic needs of the Soviet Union.’
  • 77) ‘Several decades ago, the USSR developed nuclear weapons and strategic missiles.’
  • 78) ‘During the Cold War, the threat of strategic attack using nuclear weapons dominated air force war planning.’
  • 79) ‘Prior to WWII air power advocates considered strategic bombing to be key to breaking enemy production capacity and civilian morale.’
  • 80) ‘The United States has spent a trillion dollars on nuclear strategic weapons, such as missiles, submarines and bombers.’
  • 81) ‘It would provoke the antagonism of many Russian politicians and embolden those who were opposed to negotiations with the United States to reduce nuclear and other strategic weapons.’
  • 82) ‘One could argue that such a missile defence system would bring about the abandonment of ballistic missiles as strategic weapons.’
  • 83) ‘As regards economic factors, the submarine campaign had shut down Japanese industry before strategic bombing even started.’
  • 84) ‘When we come back, a look at the history of hostage-taking as a strategic weapons of guerilla warfare.’
  • 85) ‘Sullivan makes it clear that the Army Air Forces had a preference for strategic bombing, which is not surprising.’
  • 86) ‘As a World War II bomber pilot, I appreciate the role of both tactical and strategic bombing in all-out warfare.’
  • 87) ‘At the centre of the strategy was a commitment to strategic bombing, the long-range and independent assault on the economic and military infrastructure of the enemy state.’
  • 88) ‘He is widely regarded as a leading proponent of strategic bombing to break the enemy will, and his philosophies echoed throughout the Cold War.’
  • 89) ‘Ask yourself what you expect of strategic bombing, or more specifically, what is strategic bombing?’
  • 90) ‘The book ends with a quick run through the use of strategic bombing since 1945.’
  • 91) ‘A strategic weapon is not effective unless it can deliver the desired and verifiable results.’
  • 92) ‘After all, NATO had declared their intention of bombing only strategic military targets.’
  • 93) ‘In its main role as a strategic weapon, the payload would be a 200 kiloton nuclear warhead (not that it is suggested that the warheads were sold).’
  • 94) ‘This included the strategic bombing of Halifax and first-strike use of poison gas, if necessary.’
  • 95) ‘From May 1944, the strategic bombing of Germany entered a new stage, destroying not only war production, but also supply routes and oil refineries.’

Examples

  • 1) There are passengers who need to get off, but who have made an earlier tactical error.
  • 2) Control of the crest gives its occupiers a tactical advantage over the surrounding battlefield, but also leaves them exposed.
  • 3) Sometimes the only way to win is to make a tactical withdrawal.
  • 4) This data further supports the tactical advantage of not demanding a jury in a discrimination lawsuit.
  • 5) What he can certainly not afford is tactical errors.
  • 6) His haste to return before the spring would prove to be a serious tactical error.
  • 7) But the risk was seen as justifiable because of the tactical advantages it would bring.
  • 8) And they made things worse with a hideous tactical error.
  • 9) My experience is that more and more complaints appear to be filed to gain a tactical advantage in court cases.
  • 10) The bloke sanctioned the use of a fake blood capsule to gain a tactical advantage and then tried to cover it up.
  • 11) If American troops went into combat they could expect to use tactical nuclear weapons.
  • 12) Our counsel is, make a tactical withdrawal.
  • 13) The Socialists were committing a fatal tactical error.
  • 14) If this were a single incident, you could put it down to tactical errors.
  • 15) At that point, management has some tactical advantages over the union.
  • 16) But wait, is this a tactical error?
  • 17) At half-time we had to change things to try and give ourselves a tactical advantage.
  • 18) I think Wales have made a tactical error.
  • 19) You only have to look at people to know what they are thinking, which gives you a tactical advantage in contests and at work.
  • 20) So a death, yes, but also a tactical withdrawal.
  • 21) Indeed his failure to do so is generally reckoned a tactical error that doomed the Army of the Indus to destruction.
  • 22) Thus, the term tactical will not be used in this book, while strategic will be used as an adjective to mean relatively consequential, in patterns after actions are taken as well as in intentions that precede them.
  • 23) Lovink was one of the first theorists to use the term tactical media, referring to the use of media technologies as a tool to distribute and promote ideas which are contrary and opposed to organized central authorities, such as state governments and transnational corporations.
  • 24) ‘That, he says, was the basis upon which the squad was chosen, rather than with a specific tactical plan in place.’
  • 25) ‘Thus, they determine the feasibility of strategic and tactical plans.’
  • 26) ‘The result is usually a plan focused at the tactical level driven by the Defense Department toward an exit strategy.’
  • 27) ‘The Seleucids echeloned their right cavalry wing forward to gain tactical advantage.’
  • 28) ‘Next, you wonder how to organize an entire brigade combat team's equipment to flow according to the tactical plan.’
  • 29) ‘After the fall of France the Luftwaffe was in a very favourable geographical position for operations against England, but it did not have any overall tactical plan.’
  • 30) ‘The company tactical officers incorporate feedback into biannual counseling for cadets.’
  • 31) ‘Throughout eight tactical scenarios the officers are required to quickly develop, communicate and execute their mission.’
  • 32) ‘Does one airplane, one bomb, one target represent strategic air power or tactical employment of aviation?’
  • 33) ‘But the Army planned a much greater tactical role for the helicopter in Vietnam.’
  • 34) ‘Last month she joined the US National Guard and quickly impressed her commanding officers with her tactical genius.’
  • 35) ‘She'd ordered her tactical officer to keep her eyes on the enemy carrier.’
  • 36) ‘The squadron's first officer is also our security and tactical officer.’
  • 37) ‘I called to my tactical officer, as I fastened the last strap of the restraining harness snugly across my shoulders.’
  • 38) ‘The sheer numbers and volume of traffic to and from Iraq, from the tactical to the strategic level, were significant.’
  • 39) ‘Four well-armed officers clearly had a tactical advantage if they used good judgement and training.’
  • 40) ‘Despite its size, Iwo Jima was considered to have great tactical importance.’
  • 41) ‘As a field commander he combined an icy calm and plain common sense with great tactical flair.’
  • 42) ‘The depot is the Army's center of technical excellence for air defense and tactical missile ground support equipment.’
  • 43) ‘Washington was not aware of the presence of these tactical nuclear weapons and delivery systems in Cuba.’
  • 44) ‘He announced to the world the Soviet Union was building secret missile bases in Cuba to house tactical nuclear weapons.’
  • 45) ‘Luftwaffe tactical support for ground operations during the rest of the campaign remained spotty and ineffectual.’
  • 46) ‘We need a binding and verifiable agreement on tactical nuclear weapons immediately.’
  • 47) ‘The administration began a conventional military build-up, and increased the number and types of tactical nuclear weapons.’
  • 48) ‘Rehearsals and supervision are critical when supporting tactical operations.’
  • 49) ‘Six modules designed to support tactical air operations arrive and are placed at the far end of the ramp.’
  • 50) ‘If it turned out to be a large enemy unit, then the division would employ a larger force as well as artillery and tactical air support.’
  • 51) ‘The center also plans, directs and controls the sorties that provide troops with a constant tactical air support.’
  • 52) ‘The Air Force objected to the Army having such a capability because tactical air support was the role of the Air Force.’
  • 53) ‘Close-range striking or longer-range missile or projectile weapons provide tactical hitting or firepower.’
  • 54) ‘Numbered air forces are tactical echelons, providing operational leadership and supervision.’
  • 55) ‘This was also the war where chemical agents were first openly used as tactical weapons.’
  • 56) ‘I have always disliked the Glock as a tactical weapon because it has no second strike capability.’
  • 57) ‘There were virtually no tactical attack bombers of any value.’
  • 58) ‘With production under way, the timing was right to shift attention to the tactical missile threat.’
  • 59) ‘Tenacious dedication to the simple but demanding task, plus tactical air support, allowed the division to survive.’
  • 60) ‘Two new tactical rifles are now available from companies which were once known as handgun manufacturers.’
  • 61) ‘In tactical planning on strategic and key issues for the country we can rely for a common position on parties from the left to the right.’
  • 62) ‘Perhaps Shakespeare felt that a judicious tactical retreat following rehearsal criticism was in order, but that does not brand the line a mistake.’
  • 63) ‘Increasingly, data are a vital component in strategic and tactical planning.’
  • 64) ‘He will be responsible for the planning and execution of tactical marketing strategies.’
  • 65) ‘Many players have tactical abilities far beyond their rating, but are positionally pathetic.’
  • 66) ‘That's how humanity works, we only fix things after they've gone wrong, we're awful at tactical planning.’
  • 67) ‘This tactical retreat by the government will do little to resolve the problem.’
  • 68) ‘Thatcher lost nothing, making only a tactical retreat from a skirmish to prepare for the real battle.’
  • 69) ‘The problem is that as a small company, it needs to be smarter and more tactical to get its product into the hands of the right people at the right time.’
  • 70) ‘Gabriel often relied more upon cunning and tactical exploitation than raw power which the others seemed to possess.’
  • 71) ‘Remember, there aren't many who will trust you for a while, so your moves may become more tactical than diplomatic for a while, but that's okay.’
  • 72) ‘The apparently mild response in New Delhi, at least at present, is purely tactical.’
  • 73) ‘On the most burning issue, the war in Iraq, Kerry's differences with Bush are purely tactical.’
  • 74) ‘Phil Howell produced good tactical kicking and Saracens led 0-29 at the interval.’
  • 75) ‘Leading any cricketing side calls for tactical acumen, that ability to create situations and victories.’
  • 76) ‘In the final analysis, the factional differences no matter how bitter are purely tactical.’
  • 77) ‘McEwen, for his part, did a great tactical final kilometer to win that one.’
  • 78) ‘There is no doubt that he has a sound tactical or strategic sense.’
  • 79) ‘Many of the old inadequacies returned: the hesitancy in decision-making, the impoverished tactical acumen.’
  • 80) ‘The police accept that tactical errors were made during the first week and a half of the investigation.’
  • 81) ‘The message emerging from Hamilton South and Ayr is that protest and tactical votes are shifting voters dramatically.’
  • 82) ‘In other words, Labour would have had a landslide election victory in 1997 even if no tactical vote had been cast.’
  • 83) ‘Now while such achievements are laudable, tactical vote swapping should, if it is to be organised by a third party, be run on a non-partisan basis.’
  • 84) ‘Or they might go for the old school of anti-Tory tactical vote.’
  • 85) ‘In spite of be a Labour Party member, and living in a staunch Labour area to boot, out came my tactical vote.’
  • 86) ‘It will be interesting to see if there is a detectable tactical vote today.’
  • 87) ‘With the aim of winning a legislative majority, both camps have made vote allocation and tactical voting their campaign strategy of choice.’
  • 88) ‘They are not getting a tactical protest vote - there is real enthusiasm among BNP voters and little in the way of active opposition to them.’
  • 89) ‘The party benefited from the sharp fall in the Tory vote and from tactical voting to win 46 seats in 1997, 10 of them in Scotland.’
  • 90) ‘In this election, it was Iraq - an obstacle that stood between many Lib Dems and a tactical, anti-Tory vote for Labour.’
  • 91) ‘The simple system in which each voter gives a single vote to their favourite candidate can also lead to tactical voting.’
  • 92) ‘More dangerous would be a rebellion by tactical voters.’
  • 93) ‘But if the effect of his views is difficult to gauge, the effect of tactical voting is not.’
  • 94) ‘There are vote-swapping websites to coordinate the efforts of tactical voters.’
  • 95) ‘Perhaps someone with the time and technical know-how will construct a website for progressive tactical voters.’
  • 96) ‘They have called for tactical voting in north and south Swindon to prevent the Tories regaining the town.’
  • 97) ‘Where, for instance, was the effort to encourage tactical voting from nationalists?’
  • 98) ‘One reason for this is that in many seats tactical voting is pointless.’
  • 99) ‘The situation has gone beyond tactical voting.’
  • 100) ‘tactical voting offers huge advantages in getting the maximum representation.’
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