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.
William Z. Slany prepared all sections of the volume except those on relations with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which were prepared by Rogers P. Churchill.
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, and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which concurred in the declassification of various papers for release herein.
The technical editing of this volume was done by Helen V. Gilbert of the Publishing and Reproduction Division, headed by Willard M. McLaughlin. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
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