International Security: The American Role in Collective Action for Peace

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CHAPTER FOUR
CONSULTATION1

Consultation may be defined to cover all interchanges of views between governments, not excepting the normal diplomatic intercourse. As thus broadly defined, it of course presents no novelty for the United States. Consultation may also be defined so as to include particularly the conference method of conducting international affairs which are of interest to a number of governments. In this sense also it is no stranger to the government of the United States.2 Current discussion, however, inclines to view consultation as applying particularly to an exchange of views relative to the solution of a controversy which is threatened or has already broken out, and which endangers the peace of the world. It is particularly in this sense that it will be considered in this chapter.

During the post-war period, the first obligations to consult which the United States assumed were embodied in the treaties signed at the Washington Disarmament Conference in 1922. The naval treaty, in Articles 21 and 22, contained rather innocuous provisions for consultation. Under Article 21 the contracting powers (the British Empire, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States) agree to "meet in conference with a view to the reconsideration of the provisions of the Treaty and its amendment by mutual agreement" in case any contracting power believes that the requirements of its national security have been materially affected by a change of circumstances. Under Article 22 any contracting power may, upon notice, suspend the obligations of the treaty during a war in which it may become engaged. "The remaining

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1
R. M. Cooper, American Consultation in World Affairs ( 1934), is an excellent and thoroughly documented study of this subject and has been largely used in the preparation of this chapter.
2
Vide supra, p. 15.

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