Major General J. H. Hilldring and Captain H. L. Pence to the Director of the Office of European Affairs (Dunn)
Dear Mr. Dunn: Pursuant to our recent discussions, there is transmitted herewith an inclosure enumerating some of the fundamental questions which confront us in the planning, training and organization for civil affairs administration in Japan Proper, the Mandated Islands, and the countries occupied by Japan. It is requested that we be furnished with the recommendations and advice of the State Department for consideration in connection with our future planning for such civil affairs administration. The inclosed memorandum is not to be considered as embracing all the questions which are or may become inherent in the future occupation of Japan.
It is recognized that the State Department cannot at this time answer all questions posed in the memorandum. It will be appreciated, however, if the State Department will furnish these offices with its advice seriatim as the answers thereto become fully or partially available. It will also be of invaluable aid to us if the State Department will from time to time transmit such additional information or policy advice as may be indicated in its continuing or progressive consideration of these or any other questions of which the State Department will be cognizant.
Major General, USA Director, Civil Affairs Division
Captain, USN Officer-in-Charge Occupied Areas Section
- Part 1 of the Versailles
Treaty of Peace, June 28, 1919,
Foreign Relations, The Paris Peace Conference, 1919, vol. xiii, p. 69.↩
- See telegram 293, February 27, 1943, from Chungking,
Foreign Relations, 1943, China, p. 13.↩
- For proposed statement, see letter of March 6, 1943,
from the Acting Secretary of State to President
ibid., pp. 23– 24, and footnote 28, p. 24. For President Roosevelt’s press conference statement March 12, 1943, see telegram 362, March 17, 1943, to Chungking, ibid., p. 36.↩
- For text of the Cairo
Declaration, December 1, 1943, see
Foreign Relations, The Conferences at Cairo and Tehran, 1943, p. 448.↩