The Washington Naval Disarmament Conference was a military conference called by U.S. President Warren G. Harding and held inWashington, D.C., from 12 November 1921 to 6 February 1922.
we need to work out security agreements
The international conference was called to limit the naval arms race and to work out security agreements in the Pacific area. The conference resulted in the drafting and signing of several major and minor treaty agreements.
Leaders in the international community wanted to prevent the possibility of another war. Rising Japanese militarism and an international arms race raised the concerns. Policymakers worked to reduce the rising threat.
Four-Power Treaty being signed
Three major treaties emerged out of the Washington Naval Conference: the Five-Power Treaty, the Four-Power Treaty, and the Nine-Power Treaty.