This volume was prepared under the direct supervision of S. Everett Gleason, former Chief of the Foreign Relations Division, and Fredrick Aandahl, the present Chief.
David H. Stauffer prepared the sections on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, efforts for European integration, Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden. Mr. Aandahl prepared the sections on France, Portugal, and the meeting of the ambassadors at Paris. Mr. Stauffer and Charles S. Sampson prepared the section on the interest of the United States in the economic recovery of Europe, and the latter also prepared the documentation on Spain and the United Kingdom. Howard McGaw Smyth prepared the sections on Italy and the Free Territory of Trieste; he and Joan Ellen Corbett prepared the one on disposition of the former Italian colonies in Africa. Margaret G. Martin and Ruth M. Worthing provided editorial and research assistance.
The editors acknowledge with appreciation the assistance provided them by the historians of the Department of Defense, including 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 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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