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In the recently declassified document of the McCallum Eight Point Proposal in 1940 released in 1995.The eight proposal call for Japan to commit the first overt act.What does he really suggesting? This seems to me that the US should let Japan to strike the first blow before striking them.
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Keep in mind that while McCollum can write anything he wants too, it's the President who makes the policy.  Very little of the Memorandum matches what actually happened.

As for the "first blow" item, if we don't strike the first blow, and Japan doesn't strike the first blow, there would be no first blow.  That's how Hull explained this bit.  We simply would not be starting a war in the Pacific, and if the Japanese didn't, there wouldn't be one.  Just an expansion on your thoughts.

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