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Documentary background information concerning American foreign policy ought to be readily available to every Member of the Congress. To this end the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has brought together in a single volume the more important international instruments and official statements which have a bearing upon our foreign policy as it has evolved during the past decade. I am sure the compilation will be of service not only to my colleagues in the Congress but to members of the press, to Government officials, and to students of world affairs generally.

The volume makes no pretense at being all-inclusive. In the main those documents have been included which the Congress is most likely to need in its deliberations on foreign policy. Final decisions as to the inclusion or exclusion of documents were made by the staff of the Foreign Relations Committee.

The committee staff and the State Department collaborated in the preparation of the book. While many people have made valuable suggestions, the committee wishes particularly to acknowledge the assistance of the following people in the State Department: E. Taylor Parks, historical adviser, Robert Lambert, Velma H. Cassidy, and Marion L. Terrell of the Division of Historical Policy Research; Beatrice C. Wharton, Division of Publications; and Harley A. Notter, adviser to the Assistant Secretary for United Nations Affairs. The committee wishes also to acknowledge the contribution of the Legislative Reference Service of the Library of Congress and the following 'members of the committee staff: Francis O. Wilcox, chief of staff; Thorsten V. Kalijarvi, staff associate; Richard H. Heindel, formerly staff associate; and Morella Hansen, assistant clerk.

MARCH 15, 1950.




Eighty-first Congress

[Submitted by Mr. CONNALLY]

Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), That the manuscript entitled "A Decade of American Foreign Policy: Basic Documents, 1941-1949", prepared at the request of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by the staff of the committee and the Department of State, be printed as a Senate document, and that one thousand additional copies shall be printed for the use of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate.

Adopted October 18, 1949.



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