This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of S. Everett Gleason, former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, and Fredrick Aandahl, the present Chief.
David H. Stauffer prepared the sections on a Western European Union and related matters, Denmark, and Iceland. Ralph R. Goodwin and Marvin W. Kranz prepared the section on the European Recovery Program. Howard McGaw Smyth prepared the sections on Italy and the Free Territory of Trieste, and Mr. Aandahl that on France. Charles S. Sampson prepared the sections on Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Margaret G. Martin and Ruth M. Worthing provided editorial and research assistance.
The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance provided them by the historians of the Department of Defense, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, 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 the publication of certain of their documents in this volume.
The Publishing and Reproduction Division (Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of the volume. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
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