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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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Cavalrymen Looking for New Mounts and a Tactical Doctrine

Cavalrymen Looking for New Mounts and a Tactical Doctrine

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(p.156) (p.157) 4 Cavalrymen Looking for New Mounts and a Tactical Doctrine
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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/9780813124032.003.0006

This chapter examines the struggle of the U.S. Army cavalry to find new mounts and a tactical doctrine. It discusses criticisms of the mechanized cavalry, including its vulnerability to antitank weapons and its inability to function as soon as the fuel is exhausted, unlike horses. The chapter also explains the underlying principles of the tentative Tactical Employment of the Mechanized Division and The Tactical Employment of Cavalry, which highlighted principles and methods applicable to both horse and mechanized cavalry.

Keywords:   U.S. Army, cavalry, tactical doctrine, antitank weapons, Mechanized Division, Tactical Employment

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