This volume was prepared in the Historical Office under the direct supervision of S. Everett Gleason, former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, assisted by Fredrick Aandahl, the present Chief.
Rogers P. Churchill prepared the sections on relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and on participation of the United States in the Belgrade conference on a regime for free navigation of the Danube River. William Slany prepared the sections on Czechoslovakia, Finland, and Yugoslavia and on multilateral relations with the countries of Eastern Europe. Herbert A. Fine prepared the sections on economic and military aid to Greece and Turkey (the Truman Doctrine) and on the Greek frontier question at the United Nations.
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 Defense, the Department of Commerce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 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 technical editing of this volume was the responsibility of the Publishing and Reproduction Services Division, Jerome H. Perlmutter, Chief. This function was performed by Helen V. Gilbert of the Documentary Editing Section, under the direction of the former Chief, May Pohlmann Sharp, and the present Acting Chief, Mary V. Bullick. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
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