Part 1 of this volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason, former editor of Foreign Relations, and Fredrick Aandahl, the present editor.
John G. Reid compiled and edited all of the documentation in part 1.
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.
The technical editing of this volume was done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division, headed by Willard M. McLaughlin. The index for part 1 was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Part 2 will contain documentation on Japan, Korea, and on the policies of the United States with regard to the East Asian-Pacific area generally, with particular reference to proposals for the formation of regional associations or pacts.
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