Part 2 of this volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason, former Editor of Foreign Relations, and of William M. Franklin, former Director of the Historical Office.
Herbert A. Fine and (at a later stage) Paul Claussen compiled part 2. 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, and by the Harry S. Truman Library, Independence, Missouri. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, which concurred in the declassification of various papers for release herein.
The technical editing was done by Helen V. Gilbert of the Publishing and Reproduction Division, headed by Willard M. McLaughlin. The index for part 2 was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Part 1, released in August 1975 as Department of State publication 8802, includes documentation on South Asia and Africa as well as on multilateral relations in the Near East and on Egypt, Iran, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia.
Acting Director, Historical Office
Bureau of Public Affairs