The late S. Everett Gleason supervised the initial planning and compilation of this volume. His successors as editor of Foreign Relations, Fredrick Aandahl (from 1972) and William Z. Slany (from 1975), directed the process of declassification and review and made the final editorial decisions.
Herbert A. Fine prepared the greater portion of the volume, including the sections on multilateral relations in the Near East and on Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, and Syria. Other members of the Historical Office also prepared sections: Mr. Slany (Greece, Turkey, and the Union of South Africa); Lee H. Burke (Saudi Arabia); and Mr. Aandahl, David H. Stauffer, and Frederic A. Greenhut (South Asia). Paul Claussen provided subsequent research, and Mr. Stauffer coordinated declassification and clearance. Margaret G. Martin and Ruth M. Worthing supplied editorial assistance. The technical editing of the volume was done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division (Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief), and Francis C. Prescott prepared the index.
Historians of the Department of Defense, including those of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, gave useful assistance which the editors acknowledge with appreciation. They also wish to recognize the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which facilitated declassification of papers for release in this publication.
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