Accession Number : AD0464638


Title :   THE UTILITY OF HORSE CAVALRY AND PACK ANIMALS IN COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS IN THE LATIN AMERICAN ENVIRONMENT


Descriptive Note : Research note.


Corporate Author : AMERICAN UNIV WASHINGTON DC SPECIAL OPERATIONS RESEARCH OFFICE


Personal Author(s) : Dame, Hartley F ; Brooks, Curtis ; Winsor Jr, Curtin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464638.pdf


Report Date : 14 May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : This paper presents selected historical examples of the employment of horse cavalry and animal transported military units under conditions comparable to those which may pertain during a counterinsurgency situation in Latin America. In addition, there are included data on Latin American geography, topography, settlement patterns, population densities, transportation (rail, highway, and waterway), as well as statistics on motor vehicle availability and the numbers--by country--of animals suitable for mounts and draft or pack transport. The professional opinions and observations of a number of military officers on the utility of animal mounted and/or animal-supported military units in Latin America are contained in the appendices, together with other illustrative material.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY TRANSPORTATION , *COUNTERINSURGENCY , RAILROADS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , TERRAIN , ANIMALS , VEHICLES , MILITARY TACTICS , GEOGRAPHY , SOUTH AMERICA , CAVALRY , INLAND WATERWAYS , EQUINES


Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE