This volume was greatly helped by discussion with members of the Department of State, the Department of Defense, and the political sections of several American embassies in Latin America. A small grant by the Littauer Foundation enabled me to conduct interviewing in Washington. Jane McFadden and Robert McGeehan assisted me in preparing the material for this volume as well as in editorial matters. Donald G. Brennan and Philip Shellhaas commented on parts of the manuscript.
I benefited from comments of the participants of the Airlie House conference on Soviet Attitudes on Disarmament and Arms Control ( July 1963), following a presentation of the main ideas dealt with in this book. The initiation of this volume was stimulated by discussions of the problems of war and peace at the 1962 summer institute of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of which I was a core-member.