Memorandum by the Secretaries of State, War, and Navy to President Truman
The Secretaries of State, War, and Navy have exchanged views with respect to the manner in which the question of the establishment [Page 351] of a trusteeship system is to be discussed at the Conference at San Francisco.
We have agreed upon the attached policy directive which we have discussed with the United States Delegation to San Francisco and they have approved. We recommend to you that you approve this directive and that it be sent to the Chairman of the American Delegation as a statement of United States policy on this subject.
We wish also your approval of making this United States policy on trusteeship made known publicly at a time and in a manner to be determined by the United States Delegation.
Secretary of State
Secretary of War
Secretary of the Navy
- Bee Memoirs by Harry S. Truman , vol. i, pp. 59–60 and 273–275, for Mr. Truman’s review of various aspects of the trusteeship problem.↩