Joseph Stilwell, the caustic American Chief of Staff assigned to Chiang Kai-Shek, famously clashed with his superior over the prosecution of war in the China-Burma-India theatre. Things came to a head during Operation Ichi-Go when Stilwell, with the support of Roosevelt, attempted a coup to take over command of Chinese forces.
The coup failed and Chiang clung to power but with great loss in prestige and trust with the Americans. But did Stilwell have war plans had he taken over? Did he express how he would do things differently from Chiang?
From fragmentary reading I gather that Stilwell may have wanted to focus on Burma, disagreeing with Chiang when he wanted to withdraw forces to defend China, and that he disagreed with the KMT building stockpiles to guard against the Communists. I would like to know more details if possible, if he had any clear plans.