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.
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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.
We used information from the meetings along with our research and coordination to conduct an estimate of the situation.