Strategic level


Strategic level

Strategic level of war, as defined by the United States Department of Defense, is the level of war at which a nation, often as a member of a group of nations, determines national or multinational (alliance or coalition) security objectives and guidance, and develops and uses national resources to accomplish these objectives. Activities at this level establish national and multinational military objectives; sequence initiatives; define limits and assess risks for the use of military and other instruments of national power; develop global plans or theater war plans to achieve these objectives; and provide military forces and other capabilities in accordance with strategic plans.

Also used in a non-military context, the term denotes wide scope actions with long time perspectives and a more unstructured set of resources and information compared to the operational level.

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* [http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/new_pubs/jp1_02.pdf Joint Publication 1-02]


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