Though I have been studying the related problems of security policy and disarmament policy for several years, the opportunity to engage in a concentrated investigation was provided by generous grants from the University of Michigan Phoenix Memorial Fund and the University's Committee on the Behavioral Sciences during 1958-59. These grants enabled me to devote the summer session of 1959 to research and to conduct frequent interviews in Washington, D. C., and at the United Nations.
In their gracious and informative responses to my interviews, many national and international civil servants contributed significantly to my understanding of the subject. Committed to the preservation of their anonymity, I can only mention their institutional affiliations: the United States Departments of Defense and State, Atomic Energy Commission, Mission to the United Nations, and Senate Subcommittee on Disarmament; the British, French, and Soviet missions to the United Nations, and the United Nations Secretariat itself. In the same category are those many excellent officers, from all branches of the service and from several allied and neutral nations, who were students at the U.S. Naval