The editor wishes to thank the staff at the Library of Congress and the National Archives and Records Administration facility in College Park, Maryland, for their valuable assistance.

Aaron W. Marrs collected, selected, and edited the documentation for this compilation under the supervision of Adam Howard, General Editor of the Foreign Relations series. The compilation was reviewed by Kathleen B. Rasmussen, Chief of the Global Issues and General Division. Stephanie Eckroth, Rita Baker, and Thomas Faith performed the copy and technical editing, and Kerry Hite coordinated the final declassification review under Carl Ashley, Chief of the Declassification Division. Joe Wicentowski provided technical assistance in creating the multimedia portion of this volume.

Aaron W. Marrs, Ph.D.