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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 2057
AUTHOR: Joseph Clark Grew (1880–1965)
QUOTATION: Once Japan is destroyed as an aggressive force, we know of no other challenging power that can appear in the Pacific…. Japan is the one enemy, and the only enemy, of the peaceful peoples whose shores overlook the Pacific Ocean.
ATTRIBUTION: JOSEPH C. GREW, address for United China Relief, Carnegie Hall, New York City, October 10, 1942.—The Department of State Bulletin, October 10, 1942, p. 798. Grew was the U.S. ambassador to Japan, 1932–1941.
SUBJECTS: World War II (1939–1945)