This volume was prepared in the Historical Office under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason and of Fredrick Aandahl, who succeeded him as Editor of Foreign Relations in 1972. Ralph R. Goodwin provided assistance in planning and direction.
Neal H. Petersen prepared the sections on regulation of armaments, atomic energy, and national security policy. Mr. Goodwin compiled and edited the sections on treaties of friendship, commerce, and navigation; the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; foreign financial policies; the Point Four Program; and air agreements. William Z. Slany prepared the compilation on the Antarctic. Marvin W. Kranz compiled the section on the Foreign Assistance Program.
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, and by the historians of 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 Energy Research and Development Administration, which concurred with the declassification of various papers for release in this volume. 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 done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division, headed by Willard M. McLaughlin. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Acting Director, Historical Office
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