By Tom Clancy
A penetrating glance inside of an armored cavalry regiment -- the expertise, the thoughts, and the folk . . . profiled by means of Tom Clancy.His first non-fiction ebook, Submarine, captured the truth of lifestyles aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the number one bestselling writer of transparent and current risk and with no regret portrays contemporary army as purely military group of workers can comprehend it. With a similar compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy offers designated descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and extra -- the excellent expertise at the back of the U. S. military. He captures army existence -- from the drama of wrestle to the day-by-day regimen -- with overall accuracy, and divulges the jobs and missions that have in recent times exclusive our struggling with forces. Armored Cav includes:Descriptions of the M1A2 major conflict Tank, the AH-64A Apache assault Helicopter, and moreAn interview with normal Frederick FranksStrategies in the back of the wasteland hurricane accountExclusive picture, illustrations and diagramsPLUS: From West aspect cadet to abandon typhoon commander . . . an interview with a wrestle cavalry officer at the upward thrust.
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In September of 1914, after the Battle of the Marne, the defeated German Army fell back and dug into a system of trenches and defensive positions so strong that the Allies could not dislodge them. In the years that followed, machine guns and artillery inflicted hideous losses on both sides; the war bogged down into a stalemate. The addition of several hundreds of miles of barbed wire created a deadly zone between the opposing armies (called “noman’s-land”) where infantry and the now-outdated horse cavalry (they just didn’t know it yet) were mowed down by the tens of thousands.
We learn that the corps commander, General Fred Franks, was once himself a cavalry platoon leader, later a squadron commander, and still later commander of a regiment, the 11th. The cavalry troop commander, Captain H. R. , began his own career as a second lieutenant in a cavalry unit. Each, at his own level, is a master of the art of combined-arms warfare. The outstanding battle record of armored cavalry in the Gulf War is an important part of Tom Clancy’s account, especially in the interviews with General Franks and Captain McMaster.
It is a paradigm that we would do well to study; Tom Clancy’s superb book is a good place to begin. S. Army, Retired, 41st Colonel of the Blackhorse, and Honorary Colonel of the Regiment Introduction When did mobile warfare start? That’s hard to say—but probably not long after somebody realized it was possible to use a horse to move things or people. And it was definitely going strong on the steppes of Central Asia by the third millennium BC. Recent excavations by Russian archaeologists of Bronze Age grave sites on the Kazakh steppes (dated around 2200 to 1800 BC) have unearthed the earliest known remains of chariots.
Armored Cav (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy