THE NEW FAR EAST DOCTRINE
By Commander C. C. Gill, U. S. Navy
The Washington Conference, 1921-22, met to stop the race in naval armaments and to compose difficulties in the Far East, Few people will deny the history-making significance of the treaties which were evolved. A common understanding has been arrived at as to general procedure in the development of Eastern Asia; dangerous competition has been curbed; the menace of unfriendly rivalry has, for the time being at least, subsided; and the naval race in building costly capital ships has been temporarily and perhaps definitely stopped. These are indeed great achievements. Similar conferences for similar purposes have been held at various times in the past, but never before has one been crowned with such spectacular results. This fact in itself is food for thought.