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Yes. Prior to our team’s activation all articulable facts are outlined for the team commander prior to the team’s activation. The intelligence cycle is always working so its always good to ensure there are no changes to the situation prior to escalations. Once escalation begins we ensure we implement tactical pauses between actions to assess for changes to the situation.