The Military Unpreparedness Of The United States; A History Of American Land Forces From Colonial…

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrederic Louis Huidekoper

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... and ammunition prohibited by the President's proclamation, which resulted in the collapse of the uprising in Chihuahua led by Orozco; and in the active patrolling that prevented raids being made upon American ranches in Texas and Arizona.283 Apropos of these events, Secretary Stim-son stated in his report 284 that " In the light of the recent proposals to reduce by one-third the force of the Regular Cavalry belonging to the United States Army, I deem it proper to call attention to the fact that the brunt of this entire work fell upon and was performed by Cavalry, and that during any continuance of unsettled conditions on that long and sparsely settled frontier, such patrol work must be continued by that arm of the service. There are now on duty in connection with the patrol of the Mexican border six regiments of Cavalry, a regiment and a half of Infantry, a battery of Field Artillery, two companies of Coast Artillery, and one company of Signal Corps troops. The approximate total strength of these troops is 6,754 officers and enlisted men. There are thus at the present time engagec in this special duty a larger number of Cavalry regiments than the five which it was proposed last winter to cut out of the Army." During the summer 67,280 of the Organized Militia par-1912 ticipated with the Regular troops in five joint manoeuvres, in which the conditions of a campaign were reproduced by placing the opposing forces several days' march apart and by having them approach and locate each other. Out of a strength of 121,852 officers and men who constituted the Organized Militia during 1912, no less than 103,453 took part in field service or encampments; more than 3,000 officers attended the usual camps of instruction; 24 of the field artillery...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ... and ammunition prohibited by the President's proclamation, which resulted in the collapse of the uprising in C...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.61 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217598412

ISBN - 13:9780217598415

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