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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. Asia and the Pacific (in two parts)
(1951)

Japan,   pp. 777-1477 PDF (267.6 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 51, VOLUME VI
the compilation dealing with East Asian-Pacific security. In Lot
56D527, a file of the Office of Northeast Asian Affairs, are several
folders representing the working Treaty files of several of the officials
of that Office.
  The foregoing is intended to serve as an introduction, not an ex-
haustive guide, to the pertinent material in the files.
694.001/1-351: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the United States Political Adviser to
                          SCAP (Sebald)'
TOP SECRET                     WASHINGTON, January 3, 1951--6 p. m.
  Topad 1000. Eyes only for Sebald. Dulles,2 Rusk 3 and Allison 4 had
long session with Gen Bradley 5 and Joint Chiefs today re future steps
re Jap peace treaty and possible early departure Presidential Mis to
Jap headed by Dulles. Joint Chiefs had before them Dec 13 ltr from
SecState to Secy Marshall 6 calling for JCS opinion on whether or
not any objection from mil point of view to (1) seeking early conclu-
sion of peace settlement with Jap without awaiting favorable outcome
Korean situation; (2) discussing this settlement with assumption that
US intends to commit substantial armed force to defense of island
chain of which Jap forms part; (3) leaving Ryukyu and Bonin Islands
under Jap sovereignty, subj to provisions of contemplated mil secu-
rity agreement which wld presumably take special account of position
in Okinawa; (4) exploration at this time of possible Pacific Pact.
   On points 2, 3 and 4 above agreement was reached. Joint Chiefs
agreed US intends commit substantial armed force to defense island
chain and that it wld be useful at this time to explore with our allies
possibility of Pacific Pact confined to island nations (Austral, NZ,
Phil, Jap, US and possibly Indo), which wid have dual purpose of
assuring combined action as between members to resist aggression from
without and also resist attack by one of the members, e.g. Jap, if Jap
shld again become aggressive.7 Joint Chiefs maintained former posi-
  'William J. Sebald was also Chief of Diplomatic Section, GHQ, SCAP, and
held the personal rank of Ambassador.
  J.ohn Foster Dulles, Consultant to the Secretary of State.
  I Dean Rusk, Assistant Secretary of State for Far Eastern Affairs.
  John M. Allison had been Director of the Office of Northeast Asian Affairs
  until September 12, 1950. Thereafter he worked under Mr. Dulles and received
  the title of Special Assistant (to Mr. Dulles) sometime in January 1951.
  'General of the Army Omar N. Bradley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  'General of the Army George Catlett Marshall, Secretary of Defense. For
,the
  text of the letter, see Foreign Relations, 1950, vol. vi, p. 1363.
  1 For more specific information on the type of Pacific Pact under consideration
  at this time, see the memoranda (with enclosures) of January 4 by Mr. Allison
  and Mr. Dulles, both to Ambassador at Large Philip C. Jessup, pp. 132 and
134,
  respectively.


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