The level of equipment and manning laid down for a military unit in wartime.
- ‘They are more likely to be used either as replacements or to backfill Regular units up to their war establishment strength.’
- ‘He is a perfect representative of the old cold war establishment.’
- ‘In four other areas the drug policy reform movement has launched offensives to target the drug war establishment at its weak points.’
- ‘It was a division between the old cold war establishment and the radical policies of the neo-conservatives.’