The Strategy Pages

Welcome to the StarDestroyer.Net Strategy Pages. On these pages, some basic concepts of strategy will be discussed. This page is not meant to serve as an education in strategy by any means, as I am not an expert in that field and the subject is beyond the scope of such a paltry collection of brief articles. Rather, it is meant only to highlight some very basic strategic concepts which are so fundamental that they should be considered common knowledge, and to which fans and writers of science fiction should pay heed. If you are looking for a more thorough or authoritative discussion of strategy, you should acquire one of the many excellent books available on the subject.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, strategy is "the science and art of employing the political, economic, psychological, and military forces of a nation or group of nations to afford the maximum support to adopted policies in peace or war". This is as good a definition as any, and helps to highlight the fact that military and non-military components of national strategy are inter-connected, rather than being completely separate as many science fiction writers and fans are wont to believe.

The articles on this page are intended to help expand upon that initial definition, and also to show how it applies to several popular science fiction franchises. Please click on the table of contents at the left-hand side of your screen in order to see more.