This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of the late S. Everett Gleason, former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, currently headed by William Z. Slany. The entire documentation was the work of John P. Glennon.
Valuable assistance by the historians of the Department of Defense, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is gratefully acknowledged. The editors are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, which concurred in the declassification of various papers for release herein.
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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