History,  War etc

Not horsing around

In the wake of President Obama’s remark at Monday’s debate about the US military having “fewer horses and bayonets” than it once did, Timothy Noah of The New Republic spoke with the remarkable leader of the American army’s last horse cavalry charge– which, amazingly, occurred against Japanese forces in the Philippines in 1942.

Noah also notes that some American special forces rode horses into battle along with Afghan tribesmen at the start of the war against the Taliban in 2001.

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