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Mechanized Cavalry from Normandy to the End of the War

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124032.003.0010
Mechanized Cavalry from Normandy to the End of the War

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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

Chapter.  24938 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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