The former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, S. Everett Gleason, supervised the planning and preparation of this volume and was responsible for its review. He was assisted by Fredrick Aandahl, the present Chief. All documentation in the volume was compiled by Charles S. Sampson.
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, 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, and to Mr. George F. Kennan and the Princeton University Library for access to certain of Mr. Kennan’s papers.
The technical editing of this volume was the responsibility of the Publishing and Reproduction Division, Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
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