1. For documentation on general U.S. national security policy, see vol. i, pp. 249 ff. Other documentation concerning U.S. policy toward the East Asian-Pacific area in general is included in the country sections of the present volume. Additional material on U.S. policy with respect to Southeast Asia during 1949 appears in United States Department of Defense, United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967, 12 vols. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1971), Books 1 and 8.