This volume was prepared under the general supervision of E. Ralph Perkins and, at a later stage, of the late S. Everett Gleason, his successor as editor of Foreign Relations.
Francis C. Prescott, Ralph R. Goodwin, Herbert A. Fine, and Velma Hastings Cassidy compiled the documentation. Mr. Perkins, the late John G. Reid, and Mr. Prescott were responsible for preliminary planning and review. Work on the volume was then suspended for some years. Rogers P. Churchill, Mr. Reid, Fredrick Aandahl, and John P. Glennon were responsible for final editing and declassification.
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 Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, which facilitated declassification of papers for release in this publication. Thanks are also due to those foreign governments that kindly granted permission for publication of certain of their documents.
The Publishing and Reproduction Services Division (Paul M. Washington, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of this volume.
The index was prepared by Mr. Prescott.
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