This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason and of Fredrick Aandahl, his successor as Editor of Foreign Relations, with the assistance of Ralph R. Goodwin in planning and direction.
Mr. Goodwin prepared the sections on the United Nations and international law. David W. Mabon prepared the sections on the American Republics. David H. Stauffer prepared the section on Canada. Margaret G. Martin and Ruth M. Worthing provided editorial and technical assistance.
The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance provided by the historians of the Department of Defense, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the Department of Defense and the Central Intelligence Agency, which concurred in the declassification of various papers for release herein. Thanks are also due to those foreign governments that kindly granted permission for publication of certain of their documents in this volume.
The technical editing of this volume was the responsibility of the Publishing and Reproduction Division, Willard M. McLaughlin, Chief. The index was prepared by Francis C. Prescott.
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