Both President Wilson and Commander Pershing agreed that they wanted to keep American soldiers under separate command in Europe, but American soldiers were less experienced than European soldiers, so there was pressure from the European leaders to bring the Americans under European command. Wilson and Pershing argued adamantly against this "amalgamation." They did not want American soldiers to be used as "cannon fodder;" Pershing questioned the idea of "trench warfare" as a tactic; and the U.S. wanted at the end of the war to be able to take credit for specific contributions the American forces had made.
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