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Through Mobility We ConquerThe Mechanization of U.S. Cavalry$
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George F. Hofmann

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124032

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.001.0001

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Mechanized Cavalry from Normandy to the End of the War

Mechanized Cavalry from Normandy to the End of the War

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(p.333) 8 Mechanized Cavalry from Normandy to the End of the War
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Through Mobility We Conquer
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George F. Hofmann

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0010

This chapter examines the leadership and the organizational levels of the mechanized cavalry of the U.S. It discusses the changing doctrine, technique, and missions caused by adjustments made as a result of the chaos, tensions, and demands of warfighting. The chapter also highlights the replacement of the traditional reconnaissance stealth sneak-and-peek doctrine with one that emphasizes defensive and offensive combat, special operations, security, and fighting for information with combined arms elements called task forces.

Keywords:   mechanized cavalry, U.S., cavalry doctrine, sneak and peek, offensive combat, defensive combat, special operations

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