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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States, 1951. Asia and the Pacific (in two parts)

Trask, David F.
Preface,   pp. III-IV PDF (726.6 KB)

Page III

   Fredrick Aandahl supervised the planning, compilation, and edit-
 ing 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 pre-
 pared 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 theĆ½ 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.
                                               DAVID F. TRASK
                                                 The Historian
                                            Bureau of Public Affairs
                    "FORBIGN RELATIONSY"
  The principles which guide the compilation and editing of Foreign
Relations are stated in Department of State Regulation 2 FAM 1350
of June 15,1961, a revision of the order approved on March 26, 1925,
by Mr. Frank B. Kellogg, then Secretary of State. The text of the
regulation, as further amended, is printed below:
1351 Scope of Documentation
  The publication Foreign Relations of the United States constitutes
the official record of the foreign policy of the United States. These
volumes include, subject to necessary security considerations, all docu-
ments needed to give a comprehensive record of the major foreign
policy decisions within the range of the Department of State's respon-
sibilities, together with appropriate materials concerning the facts

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