Fredrick Aandahl supervised the planning, compilation, and editing of this volume. John P. Glennon directed the process of review, declassification, and final editing.
The compilers of the East Asia and Pacific section were: David W. Mabon (the proposed Pacific Pact, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand); Neal H. Petersen (general United States policies, Indochina); and Carl N. Raether (Burma, Indonesia, Thailand). Paul Claussen prepared the section on South Asia. 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. They are also grateful for the cooperation of the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and the Central Intelligence Agency, all of which facilitated declassification of papers 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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