Conspiracy between U.S. and Japan for war on Korean Peninsula

Korean News, 18 November 1997

Pyongyang, November 18 (KCNA)—The Japanese Mainichi Shimbun on November 14 said that a secret document related to the sortie of the Japan-based U.S. troops in case of emergency on the Korean Peninsula existed between Japan and the United States in 1960, according to a news report.

Quoting a January 11, 1960, document of the U.S. State Department, the paper said that at the end of 1959 when negotiations for revising the Japan-U.S. security pact were under way, the then Assistant Secretary of State of the United States, Benson told the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives that a top-secret agreement concerning the sortie of the U.S. troops from the U.S. military bases in Japan was completed between the U.S. and Japanese governments. It pointed out that the agreement defined an exception to the system of prior consultation so that the U.S. forces based in Japan might make a sortie without consultation with the Japanese government in case of emergency on the Korean Peninsula.

Just before the talks between the Japanese Prime Minister and the U.S. President in 1969 when the United States agreed to return Okinawa, the U.S. Secretary of State told Congress leaders that Japan was willing to give a powerful assurance to allow the U.S. troops to use military bases in Japan and Okinawa for military action on the Korean Peninsula. This tells that Japan has left its territory to the U.S. troops as sortie bases for a war of aggression on the Korean Peninsula from long ago.