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"Lafayette, We Are Here:" The War College Division and American Military Planning for the AEF in World War I

by Michael McCarthy

i. Title Page
ii. Acknowledgements
iii. Introduction

1. Cast of Characters: Birth of the US War Department General Staff, 1898-1916
2. Exposition: American Military Planning Prior to January 1917
3. America, Enter Stage Left: Military Planning, January-April 1917
4. Over When? Plans for Sending an Immediate Expeditionary Force to France, April-June 1917
5. Over Where? The Search for Alternatives to the Western Front, June-November 1917
6. Conclusion

A. The First World War Chronology
B. Select Bibliography