Doc. No. 6907 - 30 - change in the international situation. For the accomplish¬ment of this, it was determined to continue the disposition of the so-called Chinese incident and to accelerate the south¬ward advance. A decision was reached to make preparations for a war with Britain and the United States and all measures, especially those relating to the execution of rifilitary and naval plans, were referred for definite de¬cisions. The stabilising plan for the southern advance was to be accomplished by the execution of "schemes against French Indo-China and Thailand," which will be demonstrated in later phases of the case. It was also announced that should the conditions of the German-Soviet war progress favorably to Japan, Japan would "execute arms to solve the northern problems, thereby securing stability in the northern regions." The events between 2 July 1941 and the attack on Pearl Harbor, although based in a large measure upon Japanese, German and Italian collaboration, appear more properly to belong in the phases of presentation of evidence relating to French Indo-China, Thailand, the Netherlands East Indies, the British Commonwealth of Nations and the United States, wherefore reference will be made in this phase of the case only to those matters within this period which affect the No Separate Peace Pact of 11 December 1941.