Editorial Note

Following the national election on November 4, 1952, the Truman administration began active cooperation with representatives of President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower to assure a smooth administrative transition. The climax of this cooperation came on November 18, 1952 when the President-elect met with President Truman at the White House. Korea was a prominent issue both in the background papers and proposals leading to the White House meeting, and during the meeting itself. For documentation on efforts to assure a smooth administrative transition regarding foreign policy, during November 1952–January 1953, see volume I, Part 1, pages 1 ff.