The Southern Front has gone to hot war. The Martians were decisively defeated at Fort Worth, and their reinforcement columns at Brad. General Funston is not going to give the Martian time to regroup. With Dallas secure, he has ordered General McCook to attack eastward to link up with the Army of Saint Louis, and cut off the Martians in Louisiana.
I am kind of committed to the red in the narrative, at least for the campaign to liberate Louisiana. However, we also have campaigns in the Rockies and Sieara's along with the north west in Canada and Wisconsin.
Japanese telephones work pretty much like ours, except the person on the other end can't understand you.