Part 2 of this volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason, editor of Foreign Relations until 1972, and of Fredrick Aandahl, who succeeded him.
Documentation on regional policies and on Japan was compiled by John G. Reid; that on Korea by John P. Glennon.
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. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which concurred with the declassification of various papers for release herein. Thanks are also due to those foreign governments that kindly granted permission for the publication of certain of their documents in this volume.
The technical editing of this volume was done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division, headed by Willard M. McLaughlin. The index for part 2 was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
Part 1 of this volume, released in 1975 as Department of State publication 8797, contained documentation on Australia and New Zealand, Indochina, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
Acting Director, Historical Office
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