This tag should be used when planning the overall, broad, and long term objectives for an organization or individual. Depending on your needs, this can be used with economic, military, political, or other objectives.

This tag should be used when planning the overall, broad, and long term objectives for an organization or individual. Depending on your needs, this can be used with economic, military, political, or other objectives.

To use a military example, the strategy for OIF was an overall goal stated as:

"to simultaneously defeat and contain insurgency elements and address root causes using comprehensive military efforts".

While the tactics used to complete it were more focused and specific and included:

  • "seek & destroy missions (with targets given or areas assigned)"
  • "provide aid, such as food or medical attention, to X areas"
  • "cordon and search for objects or person/people"
  • "develop diplomatic and economic relations with [important] town by _______"

Questions related to strategy and tactics can require a detailed description of the situation and factors of your fictional scenario.

This post contains more detailed information on the problems inherent with these questions on WB and a method for building them. If one does post a question, related to military operational planning, the following information1 can be used as a guide on what to include in the question:

  • Locations, composition, equipment, strengths and weaknesses of enemy force
  • Enemy/Allied objectives
  • Effects of weather & terrain on current and projected operations
  • Likely withdrawal routes for enemies
  • Numbers, routes, and direction of movement of dislocated civilians
  • Timetable for the enemy attack
  • Intelligence available and/or ability to gather intelligence
  • Cultural and social aspects that will effect operations themselves

1: US Army, Field Manual: Defensive Operations (under Intelligence)

Be sure to use relevant tags together with this tag to identify what your question is about. Relevant tags might, depending on your specific scenario, for example include: