> Kirby writes: >> I think you went there. You agreed with me that when >> the weaponry changes, basic training needs to be >> revamped. > > I want to agree with you but you put it oddly so I am not sure. > I do not want to revamp basic training, as I understand the term. > That is, I do not want to try to improve the cavalry, I want to get > rid of the cavalry.
You won't. The Seventh Cavalry is still an active unit of the United States Army (as of 1 July 2003--the latest information I could find). But it no longer rides into battle on horseback--though it is still called the Garry Owen (<http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/lineage/ branches/cav/007cv.htm>). Weaponry, modes of transport, and other essentials are what change.
Settle for improving the cavalry.
--Lou Talman Department of Mathematical & Computer Sciences Metropolitan State College of Denver