The general principles of the agreement suggested that the territorial interest of the United States was in the Western Hemisphere; That the security of the United Kingdom and its empire and community must be preserved in all circumstances, including maintaining a position in the Far East; and that the security of maritime communication between allied powers was essential. Donal O`Sulllivan, Information on the “percentages” agreement between Churchill and Stalin, 9 October 1944 The plan was first accepted on an informal basis, but ratified at the “Arcadia” conference in Washington in December 1941. The result was the strengthening of U.S. Navy forces operating in the Atlantic, as well as the sending of the new British battleship Prince of Wales and the former battle cruiser Repulse into far eastern waters. This was consistent with the consensus that the security of the community and the British Empire, including maintaining a Position of the Far East, should be maintained in all circumstances. The third cornerstone of the agreement of the three powers was that the security of maritime communication between allied powers is essential. The 1941 report of the 1941 U.S. General Staff Conference established general principles, resources and military intervention strategies for a common Allied military strategy. The British approach to the Nazi problem was sufficient for the original American plan. The British first called for a sun-tsu approach to attack the flanks and peripheries of Nazi interests (North Africa, the Middle East, etc.). On the other hand, the United States sought an approach based on Jomini a hammer, a mass battle with Nazi Germany. The plan assumed that if the United States went to war against Nazi Germany, there would probably also be Fascist Italy and imperial Japan. The general principles of the agreement stipulate that  One of the agreed offensive policies was the early elimination of Italy as a partner in the axis; To help neutral states and clandestine groups resist the Axis powers; an ongoing air offensive to destroy the military power of the axis; the establishment of forces for the possible offensive against Germany and, if necessary, the conquest of the territory from which this offensive can be launched; and the agreement that the Atlantic and European regions are the “decisive theatre” and are therefore at the centre of US military efforts, although the “great importance” of the Middle East and Africa has also been noted.