The question of French involvement in the American War of Independence frequently becomes entangled in much larger issues that often obscure the reasons France became involved in the first place and what the consequences were for subsequent French history.
"French Strategy and the American Revolution: A Reappraisal,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 47:
4, Article 8.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol47/iss4/8