< Greek stratēgía
generalship, equivalent to stratēg
) military commander, general (strat
) army + -ēgos
noun derivative of ágein
to lead) + -ia -y3
counterstrategy, noun, pluralcounterstrategies.
Can be confused
, strategy, tactic
(see synonym study at the current entry)
In military usage, a distinction is made between strategy
and tactics., Strategy
is the utilization, during both peace and war, of all of a nation's forces, through large-scale, long-range planning and development, to ensure security or victory. Tactics
deals with the use and deployment of troops in actual combat.