United States National Security Policy1

1. Continued from Foreign Relations, 1952–1954, vol. II, Part 1, pp. 1 ff. A substantial portion of the documentation appearing in the Foreign Relations series for 1955–1957 concerns subjects important to the national security. The material in this volume deals with the formulation of high-level, general policy and should be considered in conjunction with policy papers on specific issues and areas found elsewhere in the Foreign Relations series.

For an extensive analysis of the making of national security policy, see Organizing for National Security: Inquiry of the Subcommittee on National Policy Machinery, Senator Henry M. Jackson, Chairman, for the Committee on Government Operations, United States Senate, 3 vols. (Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961) and Henry M. Jackson, ed., The National Security Council: Jackson Subcommittee Papers on Policy Making at the Presidential Level (New York: Praeger, 1965).