1. For documentation on overall aspects of United States national security policy, see vol. i, pp. 249 ff.
  2. Previous broad conversations of this character, known as the “Pentagon Talks of 1947”, are documented in Foreign Relations, 1947, vol. v, pp. 485 ff.
  3. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1948, vol. v, Part 1, pp. 4 ff.
  4. For previous documentation on the attitude of the United States toward the question of Arab unity, see Foreign Relations, 1945, vol. viii, pp. 25 ff. For discussion on November 11 of the proposed political union by the Secretary of State and Ernest Bevin, the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, see the memorandum of their conversation, p. 1482.