Battle plan



the strategy to be used in a military engagement.
the plan for accomplishing a goal or dealing with a problem or difficult situation:
the president’s battle plan for getting his legislation through Congress.
Contemporary Examples

Because Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish.
Sorry Obama, Wall Street Doesn’t Care Paul Kedrosky November 4, 2008

Organizers from Reddit and Cheezburger share their battle plan with Brian Ries.
Battle for the Internet’s Soul: Google, Wikipedia Stage SOPA Protest Brian Ries January 17, 2012

Wall Street knows that everything has changed, as happens with any battle plan after the first skirmish.
Anatomy of the Big Night The Daily Beast November 4, 2008

So far Americans do not have a strategy, or a
 battle plan, for that.
America Faced With Wave of Chinese Espionage Tara McKelvey July 15, 2011

I recognize that it’s easier to criticize a battle plan from outside the combat zone.
The White House and the IRS: A Carteresque Fiasco Robert Shrum May 27, 2013

Historical Examples

A battle plan sets forth methods for the coordinated employment of forces during battle.
Sound Military Decision U.s. Naval War College

Briefly stated, this is the battle plan of these 450,000 men who call themselves “socialists.”
War of the Classes Jack London

The commander will desire to draw up a battle plan as a provision for the situation which he believes most likely to eventuate.
Sound Military Decision U.s. Naval War College

The Confederate General in command for the day had lost faith in his battle plan and withdrew his army from the field.
The Southerner Thomas Dixon

The battle plan finally to be formulated will be for use under the conditions assumed in this situation.
Sound Military Decision U.s. Naval War College

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