Fredrick Aandahl and William Z. Slany directed the planning, editing, review, and declassification of this volume.
The following members of the Office of The Historian prepared sections of this volume: Herbert A. Fine (Israel; the Point Four Program in the Near East); Lisle A. Rose (general policies in the Near East and South Asia); Joan M. Lee (the Cairo Conference, petroleum policy in the Near East, and relations with Saudi Arabia and Yemen); John A. Bernbaum (Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Morocco); Charles S. Sampson (disposition of the former Italian colonies in Africa; portions of the section on Iran); Evans Gerakas (Greece, Turkey, and portions of the section on Iran); David H. Stauffer (the Kashmir dispute, and the dispute between Afgahnistan and Pakistan over the North-West Frontier Province and Tribal Areas, and relations with India, Nepal, and Pakistan); Paul Claussen (the Helmand River dispute; Ethiopia); and Mr. Slany (general policies with respect to Africa, and relations with Liberia, Tunisia, and the Union of South Africa). Mr. Claussen provided subsequent research and review and Mr. Stauffer coordinated declassification and clearance. Margaret G. Martin, Ruth M. Worthing, and Dana J. Johnson supplied editorial assistance. The technical editing of the volume was done by the Publishing and Reproduction Division (Paul M. Washington, 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. They are grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which facilitated declassification of documents for release in this volume. Thanks are also due to those foreign governments that kindly granted permission for publication of certain of their documents.
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