Interest of the United States in a regional alliance of East Asian and Pacific powers; negotiation of a mutual defense treaty with the Philippines and a security treaty with Australia and New Zealand 1
1. For previous documentation, see Foreign Relations, 1950, vol. vi, pp. 1 ff. and pp. 1109 ff., respectively. The latter compilation contains the greater part of the documentation regarding proposals which closely preceded those at the outset of the present compilation.
 Memorandum by the Special Assistant to the Consultant (Allison) to the Ambassador’ at Large (Jessup)
Lot 56D527: Office of Northeast Asian Affairs
 Memorandum by Mr. John Foster Dulles, the Consultant to the Secretary, to the Ambassador at Large (Jessup)
 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Deputy Director of the Office of British Commonwealth and North European Affairs (Satterthwaite)
 Memorandum by the Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (Perkins) to Mr. John Foster Dulles, the Consultant to the Secretary
 Memorandum of Conversation, by Mr. Burton Kitain of the Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs
 Memorandum of Conversation, by the Deputy to the Consultant (Allison) at the Malacanan Palace, 10:45 a. m.
Lot 54D423: John Foster Dulles Peace Treaty File
 Mr. John Foster Dulles, the Consultant to the Secretary, to the Minister for External Affairs of New Zealand (Doidge)
 Mr. John Foster Dulles, the Consultant to the Secretary, to the Supreme Commander for Allied Powers (MacArthur)
- Sir Percy Spender states that the talks between himself, Mr. Dulles, and F. W. Doidge (New Zealand’s Minister of External Affairs and Island Territories) began with the arrival of Mr. Dulles in Australia February 14 and continued through part of February 18. No memoranda of conversations held in Canberra February 14–15 or February 18 have been found in Department of State files. Sir Percy describes the talks held February 14–15, as well as the conversations of the following days, in detail. Certain discrepancies, largely with regard to the sequence of discussions, exist between his account of the conversations of February 16–17 and that contained in this and the two following documents. (Sir Percy Spender, Exercises in Diplomacy: The ANZUS Treaty and the Colombo Plan (New York: New York University Press, 1969), pp. 112–133,147–161.)↩