|(Dept. of State Bulletin, Vol. IX, p. 393)
Released December 1, 1943
The several military missions have agreed upon future
military operations against Japan. The Three Great Allies
expressed their resolve to bring unrelenting pressure against
their brutal enemies by sea, land, and air. This pressure is
The Three Great Allies are fighting this war to restrain
and punish the aggression of Japan. They covet no gain for
themselves and have no thought of territorial expansion. It
is their purpose that Japan shall be stripped of all the
islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since
the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the
territories Japan has stolen form the Chinese, such as
Manchuria, Formosa, and the Pescadores, shall be restored to
the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all
other territories which she has taken by violence and greed.
The aforesaid three great powers, mindful of the enslavement
of the people of Korea, are determined that in due course
Korea shall become free and independent.
With these objects in view the three Allies, in harmony
with those of the United Nations at war with Japan, will
continue to persevere in the serious and prolonged operations
necessary to procure the unconditional surrender of Japan.