This volume was prepared under the general supervision of E. Ralph Perkins, formerly Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, which is currently headed by Fredrick Aandahl.
The compilers of this volume were Francis C. Prescott, Herbert A. Fine, and Velma Hastings Cassidy. Preliminary planning and review of the volume was provided by Mr. Perkins, John G. Reid, and Mr. Prescott. Final review was the responsibility of S. Everett Gleason, formerly Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, and of Rogers P. Churchill and Mr. Reid.
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 in 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 Publishing and Reproduction Division (Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief) was responsible for the technical editing of this volume.
The index was prepared by Mr. Prescott.
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