Editorial Note

On June 30, 1948, Secretary of State Marshall issued a statement affirming the intention of the United States Government to remain in Berlin and to make maximum use of air transport to supply the civilian population of that city. For the text of the statement, see Department of State Bulletin, July 4, 1948, page 54. In his press conference on July 1, 1948, President Truman confirmed that Secretary Marshall had expressed the official position of the United States Government; for the text of the President’s Press Conference, see Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, Harry S. Truman, 1948 (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964), pages 391–394.