Part 2 of this volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason and of Fredrick Aandahl, his successor as Editor of Foreign Relations, with the assistance of Ralph R. Goodwin and Neal H. Petersen in planning and direction.
Mr. Petersen compiled and edited the sections on United States national security policy and on atomic energy, as well as the related section in part 1 on American policy at the United Nations on regulation of armaments and collective security. Mr. Goodwin prepared the sections on United States representation at international conferences and organizations, commercial policy, the foreign assistance program, and, with Marvin W. Kranz, on the International Trade Organization and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. William Z. Slany prepared the section on United States policy with regard to the Antarctic. Editorial and technical assistance was provided by Margaret G. Martin and Ruth M. Worthing.
The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance provided them by the historians of the Department of Defense, including those of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as well as by the historians of the Atomic Energy Commission (now the Energy Research and Development Administration). They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Atomic Energy Commission, all of which concurred in the declassification of various papers for release herein. Thanks are also due to those foreign governments that kindly granted permission for publication of certain of their documents in this volume.
The technical editing of this volume was the responsibility of the Publishing and Reproduction División, Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief. The index for part 2 was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Part 1 of this volume (released in June 1975 as Department of State publication 8805) includes documentation on United States policy with respect to the United Nations.
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