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COLONEL ADOLF CARLSON is an infantry officer with specialities in joint operations and military planning. He is a 1969 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He has a master’s degree in international politics from Boston University and participated as a visiting defense fellow at Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. His career has involved a number of command and key staff positions in the Republic of Vietnam, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Allied Forces Central Europe. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Corresponding Studies at the Army War College.
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Authored by Colonel Adolf Carlson.
This paper traces the development of U.S. strategic appreciations, and the planning that went along with them, in the years prior to the American entry into the First World War. In its conclusions, the paper will endeavor to demonstrate the ways in which the challenges faced by that generation of Americans were similar to the ones we face today