estimate of the situation


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estimate of the situation

A logical process of reasoning by which a commander considers all the circumstances affecting the military situation and arrives at a decision as to the course of action to be taken in order to accomplish his mission. Also called appreciation of the situation.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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As Scales considers only the information that was available to Sherman at the time and not any reports or books written afterwards, the book deals with campaign planning and not the battles and is presented in the modern format of an "estimate of the situation." Its intended readers are military professionals and Civil War buffs.
Martinez's estimate of the situation was that "the government is stuck in a liquidity crisis.
A composite risk assessment is a running estimate of the situation that must be updated continuously.
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We used information from the meetings along with our research and coordination to conduct an estimate of the situation. In the estimate, we gave priority to the prevention of terrorist attacks.