- intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.: a strategic bombing mission.
- (of a weapon) long range, as an intercontinental ballistic missile: Strategic nuclear weapons were the linchpin of the Mutual Assured Destruction doctrine at the height of the Cold War.Compare tactical (def. 3).
- essential to the conduct of a war: Copper is a strategic material.
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Lee Freidman, the city’s strategic energy initiatives manager, said it could be written into the final contract as a franchise violation leading to revocation or forfeiture of the agreement.What Power San Diego Has Over Its Power Company|MacKenzie Elmer|August 4, 2020|Voice of San Diego
This move was in reaction to a global concern that China was trying to acquire distressed assets in strategic sectors during the pandemic.India must convince the world that its Chinese app ban is not knee-jerk policymaking|Niharika Sharma|July 17, 2020|Quartz
Choose social media goals that enhance your business’ strategic goals.How to plan your social media strategy for any business|Sumeet Anand|June 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
As you become more intentional in strategic content planning, your data will show you which content formats work best at each stage of your unique funnel.
Read on to keep your businesses ahead of the curve and adapt your strategic planning.Digital marketing during COVID-19 times: Data-driven insights|Eugene Lata|June 10, 2020|Search Engine Watch
And too much of a focus on numbers can obscure strategic truths.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Those who have watched anti-gay groups closely suggest that there will be two major strategic shifts in their strategy.‘Only God’ Can Stop Gay Marriage|Tim Mak|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“It seems to me that the operative questions are political and strategic, not legal,” said the former administration official.Cyberwar on North Korea Could Be Illegal|Shane Harris|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After years of strategic drift, the U.S. military may finally have a path to maintain its edge over countries like China.The Pentagon May Finally Have a Plan to Keep America on Top|Bill Sweetman|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of course, every nuclear capable air force runs exercises to practice its so-called “strategic deterrence.”Are Russian Bombers Flying Nuclear Drills Near Europe—Or Just Testing NATO’s Defenses?|Dave Majumdar|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hence the advantage lay with him, because he held a strategic position and could choose his own time.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
From the very outset of his career in Spain he showed a lack of strategic insight and a want of rapidity of movement.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It also accentuated the position of many of the camps, centres of population, and strategic posts.The Towns of Roman Britain|James Oliver Bevan
At Kotur he held a position of high strategic importance; and he commanded a considerable following, comprising some 2000 horse.The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
An important strategic point, it was hotly disputed throughout the war.Ypres and the Battles of Ypres|Unknown