U.S. Cavalry: Still Relevant in Full Spectrum Operations
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES
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The demands of 21st century military operations require an organization that is trained and equipped for independent offensive, defensive, and stability operations. This type of organization, the armored cavalry regiment, is fading from the U.S. Army. However, the demand for the types of operational capabilities inherent in such an organization is not disappearing. Does the United States Army need to retain an independent, combined arms formation, similar to the current armored cavalry regiment that gives higher echelon commanders the option of fighting for information and conducting economy of force operations The Army has struggled with this question before and numerous examples from the Second World War to the Persian Gulf provide a historical foundation for the continued existence of these formations in this era of persistent conflict.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics