Force without Stint or Limit
Let everything we say, my fellow countrymen, everything we henceforth plan and accomplish, ring true to this response till the majesty and might of our concerted power shall fill the thought and utterly defeat the force of those who flout and misprize what we honor and hold dear. Germany has once more said that force, and force alone shall decide whether Justice and Peace shall reign in the affairs of men, whether Right as America conceives it or Dominion as she conceives it shall determine the destinies of mankind. There is, therefore, but one response possible from us: Force, force to the utmost, force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant force which shall make Right the law of the world, and cast every selfish dominion down in the dust.
-- Woodrow Wilson, April 6, 1918
Arming the U.S. to enter the Great War made American leaders consider military grand strategy in relation to U.S. peace aims. Wilson and Secretary of War Baker did not scrap Joffre's AEF plan, but they