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    Tanks and helicopters.  Since the Civil War, soldiers mounted on horseback have become technologically obsolete.  However, the late-war recognition of the potential of a fast-moving, hard-hitting attack force outlasted its equine shell.  That fundamental philosophy shaped the slashing tank warfare of World War II--George Patton was originally a cavalry officer--and the widespread use of helicopters--"air cavalry"--in Vietnam.  150 years later, today's 1st U.S. Cavalry Division still bears the marks of the cavalry wing that Phil Sheridan envisioned and led in 1865. 

  • Sorry, that's incorrect
    Answer:

    Tanks and helicopters.  Since the Civil War, soldiers mounted on horseback have become technologically obsolete.  However, the late-war recognition of the potential of a fast-moving, hard-hitting attack force outlasted its equine shell.  That fundamental philosophy shaped the slashing tank warfare of World War II--George Patton was originally a cavalry officer--and the widespread use of helicopters--"air cavalry"--in Vietnam.  150 years later, today's 1st U.S. Cavalry Division still bears the marks of the cavalry wing that Phil Sheridan envisioned and led in 1865. 

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