“Sneak and Peek” or Fight

George F. Hofmann

in Through Mobility We Conquer

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780813124032
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134819 | DOI:
“Sneak and Peek” or Fight

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This chapter examines the replacement of the speak and peek doctrine of the U.S. cavalry with one developed around equipment on hand in order to address the war-fighting requirements of World War II. The industry participated in the development of new platforms for the mechanized force and an officer school was established to deal with tactical and leadership issues. The deployment of cavalry in North Africa and Italy at battalion or squadron and troop levels brought out a disagreement over the new meaning of cavalry.

Keywords: cavalry doctrine; U.S.; World War II; war fighting; mechanized force

Chapter.  15430 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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