Question – Describe and compare the Entente and Germany strategy (not tactical employment) used during the First World War detailing the political and military considerations for shaping strategic decision-making and critically asses the strategic decision and decision making processes of the high commands. Did, and if so, how did either country evolved into any Grand Strategy processes?
Peter Paret ed., Makers of Modern Strategy from Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age,
Wilhelm Deist, “Strategy and Unlimited Warfare in Germany: Moltke, Falkenhayn, and Ludendorff” in Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918, Roger Chickering and Stig Förtser eds., 265-80.
David French, “The strategy of unlimited warfare: Kitchener, Robertson, and Haig’ and David Stevenson, “French strategy on the Western Front, 1914–18,” in Great War, Total War: Combat and Mobilization on the Western Front, 1914-1918
Gordon Craig, “The Political leader as Strategist,” in Makers of Modern Strategy: From Machiavelli to the Nuclear Age, Peter Paret ed.
Derek S. Reveron and James L. Cook, “Developing Strategists: Translating National Strategy into Theater Strategy,
Hew Strachan, “The Lost Meaning of Strategy,”
Hew Strachan, The Direction of War,