The late S. Everett Gleason supervised the initial planning and compilation of this volume. His successors as editor of Foreign Relations, Fredrick Aandahl (from 1972) and William Z. Slany (from 1975), directed the process of review, declassification, and final editing.
Mr. Slany prepared all sections of the volume except for those on Austria and Germany, by Charles S. Sampson, and those on the Soviet Union, by Rogers P. Churchill. David H. Stauffer arranged for declassification of most of the documents.
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, the Department of Commerce, 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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