I would particularly like to acknowledge the generosity of the Wilson Center for International Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution for the fellowship given to me in 1989-90 to work on this project and of the Earhart Foundation of Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a travel grant that permitted me to travel to Moscow to interview Soviet scholars and officials about the origins of the June War of 1967. Thanks are also due to the Fulbright Commission in London for granting me the John Adams Fellowship, which permitted me to do interviewing in Britain, and to the Royal Institute of International Affairs for giving me a place to work at Chatham House.
I am grateful to friends and former colleagues who gave me interviews about their own views of the cases studied. Special thanks to those who read the manuscript or portions of it and gave me advice and counsel: L. Carl Brown, William Quandt, Donald Bergus, David Korn, Morris Draper, Philip Habib, Brian Urquhart, and General Indar Jit Rikhye. They bear no responsibility for errors to be found herein. Those are all mine.
Added thanks to William Quandt for his generosity in letting me use the Abba Eban letter about the 1967 green light.
Finally, a vote of thanks to my wife for putting up with it all and not asking when it was going to be over.