The late S. Everett Gleason supervised the initial planning and compilation of this volume. Fredrick Aandahl succeeded him as editor in 1972 and directed the process of review, declassification, and final editing. Ralph R. Goodwin provided assistance in planning and direction.
Neal H. Petersen compiled and edited the sections on regulation of armaments, national security policy, and atomic energy. John P. Glennon prepared the 1949 portion and David W. Mabon the 1950 portion of the documentation on defense of the Western Hemisphere. Mr. Goodwin compiled and edited the sections on treaties of friendship, commerce, and navigation; double taxation; the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade; foreign financial policy; balance of payments; Point IV; the delimitation of the territorial sea; and the Internal Security Act of 1950. William Z. Slany prepared the section on the Antarctic. The technical editing of the volume was done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division (Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief), and Francis C. Prescott prepared the index.
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, and by the historians of the Energy Research and Development Administration. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the Energy Research and Development Administration, all of which facilitated declassification of papers for release in this volume.
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