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still existed a need for a dedicated force to perform cavalry missions hampered U.S. doctrine and
tables of organization and equipment for the rest of the war.
Thus, both Cavalry Branch and the larger army lost sight of the larger goal of fielding a
fully capable force, but for different reasons. The branch failed to see the promise of
mechanization technology, whereas AGF overstated the impact of and capabilities of the new
Armor Force. Combined, these failings produced a muddled doctrine and organization that
would significantly hamper American cavalry forces throughout the war. The troopers of the
mechanized cavalry groups would have to become very adept at creative solutions to tactical
problems, as well as improvise routinely in order to accomplish their missions.
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Nance, William Stuart. Patton's Iron Cavalry - The Impact of the Mechanized Cavalry on the U.S. Third Army, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68023/m1/38/: accessed January 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .