General Hawkins's War: The Future of the Horse in the U.S. Cavalry

@article{Bielakowski2007GeneralHW,
  title={General Hawkins's War: The Future of the Horse in the U.S. Cavalry},
  author={Alexander M. Bielakowski},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  year={2007},
  volume={71},
  pages={127 - 138}
}
During the interwar period, while some officers supported mechanization, others, who could accurately be termed "traditionalists", supported the horse. One of the most prominent of these "traditionalists" was Brigadier General Hamilton S. Hawkins. Hawkins contended that mechanized vehicles would never be capable or numerous enough to completely eliminate the use of horse cavalry. Even as mechanized forces dominated the battlefield during World War II, Hawkins continued to write about the need… Expand

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