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    Reconnaissance

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    The Light Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment--Reconnaissance

    Force

    of

    the

    Future

    6.

    AUTHOR S

    MAJ Mark

    T.

    Littel

    7. PERFORMING

    ORGANIZATION

    NAME(S)

    AND ADDRESS(ES)

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    States Army

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    13. ABSTRACT

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    200 words)

    This

    monograph

    discusses

    the

    current

    viability

    of

    the

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    as

    the

    designated

    cavalry

    regiment

    for

    contingency

    force

    operations.

    As

    force projection

    is

    now the

    strategy

    of the

    United

    States

    it is especially

    important

    that

    the Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    be properly

    organized

    and

    equipped

    to

    conduct

    assigned

    missions

    in this

    environment.

    This monograph

    examines

    the

    history

    of

    the cavalry

    regiment

    from

    World

    War

    II

    to

    present

    with

    emphasis

    on

    the

    characteristics

    of wartime

    employment

    of the

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment.

    Analysis

    of the capabilities

    of the Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    is

    executed

    against

    specific

    criteria

    and

    contrasted

    with

    the

    heavy

    cavalry

    regiment

    as

    a

    basis

    for

    comparison.

    The

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    is a

    viable

    component

    in

    the

    context

    of contingency

    force

    projection

    operations

    with

    a

    contingency

    corps.

    The primary

    use

    of the

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    as

    a reconnaissance

    and

    limited

    security

    force

    is

    recommended.

    The Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    can

    accomplish

    its missions

    within

    the confines

    of

    this

    study.

    14.

    SUBJECT

    TERMS

    15.

    NUMBER

    OF

    PAGES

    55

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment,

    Force

    Projection

    Reconnaissance

    and

    Security

    Lodgment

    Operations

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    SCHOOL

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    Major

    Mark T. Littel

    Title

    of

    Monograph:

    The Light

    Armored

    Cavalry Regiment-

    Reconnaissarnce

    Force of the Future

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    Monograph

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    LTC

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    Reconnaissance

    Force

    of

    The

    Future

    A Monograph

    by

    Major

    Mark

    T. Littel

    Armor

    School

    of

    Advanced

    Military

    Studies

    United States

    Army Command

    and General

    Staff

    College

    Fort

    Leavenworth, Kansas

    S~First Term

    AY 92-93

    A

    poe olcRlas;Dsrbto is Unlimited

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    A

    BSTRA

    CT

    THE LIGHT

    ARMtoRED

    CAVALRY REGIMENT--TiHE

    RECONNAISS.ANCE

    FORcE

    OF

    ril Ft-

    TuRE, by MAJ

    Mark

    T.

    Littel.

    USA.

    54 pages.

    This

    monograph discusses

    the current

    viability

    of

    the

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    as the designated

    cavalry

    regiment

    for contingency

    force opera-

    tions. As force

    projection

    is now the strategy

    of the United

    States.

    it is especially

    important

    that the Light

    Armored

    Cavalry Regiment

    be properly

    organizcz

    and

    equipped

    to conduct

    assigned

    missions

    in

    this

    environment.

    This monograph

    examines the history of

    the cavalry

    regiment from

    World

    War II

    to present day, with

    emphasis on

    the characteristics

    of

    wartime employment

    of

    the Light Armored

    Cavalry Regiment.

    Analysis of

    the capabilities

    of

    the Light

    Armored

    Cavalry

    Regiment

    is

    executed

    against

    specific criteria,

    and contrasted

    with

    the heavy cavalry

    regiment as a basis for

    comparison.

    The Light Armored

    Cavalry Regiment

    is a viable

    component

    in

    the con-

    text

    of force

    projection operations

    with a

    contingency

    corps.

    The

    primary

    use

    of

    the Light

    Armored Cavalry

    Regiment

    as

    a

    reconnaissance

    and

    limited security

    force is recommended.

    The Light

    Cavalry

    Regiment can

    accomplish

    its missions

    within

    the confines

    of this study.

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    TABRL OF CONTENTS

    Section

    Pale

    I -

    Intro

    d uctio n ....... ........... .... ..... ..... .. . . ... I

    II-

    Light

    Armored

    Cavalry Regiment

    5........

    ...... 5

    III

    - Historical Background

    of Cavalry

    Post

    W W II to Today ......... .......

    .... ..

    IV - Scenario

    A

    nalysis

    ......................... ..........

    .. 21

    V - Conclusions and Implications

    for

    the Future

    ..................... .............

    .. 35

    Appendices

    A---Cavalry

    Organizations

    ............................ .... 38

    B-Terms and Definitions ................................

    40

    C---New Systems Data ..................... ......... 43

    D---Light Armored Cavalry Regiment Data .........

    .... 44

    E---Leth

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