CONFIDENTIAL — EYES ONLY
Please review the following talking points and submit revisions, etc. NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 10!
(Draft includes revisions from DepWar and DepState and WH.)
Early in the morning on December 7, the Japanese armed forces [Do we know for certain it was the Japanese? Suggest “foreign combatants” or “shadowy international menaces.”] attacked [Again, suggest: “jostled” or “visited roughly” or “made unscheduled diplomatic arrivals at.”] the United States military bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. [Need to clarify that Hawaii is a colonially occupied territory of the U.S. government. Suggest: “assorted American assets temporarily stored in a region whose indigenous peoples …