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The problem with such proposals is that they underestimate both current manpower needs and the cost of forcing the all-volunteer military to grow.
We used people and hardware from eight AEFs at the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom, forcing us to completely restructure our deployable force into two temporary AEFs before we can return to our "normal" rotations.
But William Washington's cavalry -- supplemented by cavalry reinforcements from Georgia -- came up from the rear behind the knolls and engaged Tarleton, forcing Tarleton's cavalry further and further from the main battle.