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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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A Reason to Be!

A Reason to Be!

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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/9780813124032.003.0004

This chapter examines the conflict over the transition to a peacetime military policy and doctrine in the U.S. after World War I. It discusses the U.S. Army's efforts to improve its war capability in conformity with the lessons of World War I, especially with the creation of the Tank Corps and Air Service on a temporary basis under wartime legislation. The chapter also explores the government's visions for future combat missions for each combatant arm, especially the cavalry, and identifies the problems that muted cavalry innovation and leadership during the 1920s.

Keywords:   military policy, military doctrine, U.S., peacetime, World War I, Tank Corps, Air Service, cavalry

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