- intended to render the enemy incapable of making war, as by the destruction of materials, factories, etc.: a strategic bombing mission.
- essential to the conduct of a war: Copper is a strategic material.
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Examples from the Web for strategically
Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is home to a strategically important base for Pentagon surveillance missions.
Strategically, this turning of the Cotentin corner was very important.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
ISIS was never close to overrunning this strategically crucial location, Iraqi officials claim.
Pants were removed, chairs were put in place, laptops were strategically positioned on the edge of the bed, and we got to work.I Tried Cosmo’s Lesbian Sex Tips and They Were Terrible|Samantha Allen|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Two months later, ISIS captured the strategically important city of Fallujah in Anbar province.Why the White House Ignored All Those Warnings About ISIS|Eli Lake|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All these would have been united, strategically, by placing our armored divisions before Havana and Cienfuegos.Lessons of the war with Spain and other articles|Alfred T. Mahan
Strategically it means that for nearly a decade the sentries have all been asleep at their posts.
Each mouse probably has refuges, each containing a nest, strategically located in its home range.
Your position, you feel, is now strategically sound, with regard to the wretched pair cowering behind rubble heaps.Men, Women and Guns|H. C. (Herman Cyril) McNeile
The westward turning movement was tactically a success but strategically a failure.A Handbook of the Boer War|Gale and Polden, Limited