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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1964–1968, Volume I, Vietnam, 1964


List of Abbreviations

  • AA, anti-aircraft
  • AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
  • ABG, air base group
  • AC&W, aircraft control and warning
  • AFC, Armed Forces Council
  • AFP, Agence France Presse (French Press Agency)
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • ALO, Air Liaison Officer
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • ASAP, as soon as possible
  • ASW, anti-submarine warfare
  • AWOL, absent without leave
  • Bks, barracks
  • BLT, battalion landing team
  • Bn/Dist Adv, Battalion District Advisers
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State BOQ Bachelor Officers Quarters
  • BTL, Battalion
  • CAP, Combat Air Patrol
  • CARE, Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere
  • CAS, controlled American source
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communists
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIDG, Citizens' Irregular Defense Group
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CINCRVNAF, Commander in Chief, Republic of Vietnam Air Force
  • CINCUSARPAC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army Pacific
  • CINCVAF, Commander in Chief. Vietnamese Armed Forces
  • CIP, counterinsurgency program
  • CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • CVN, Central Vietnam COM7FLT. Commander Seventh Fleet
  • COMUSMACV, Commander, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • CONUS, continental United States
  • CP, command post
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CPR, Chinese People's Republic
  • C/S, Chief of Staff
  • CTV, Confederation Travailleurs du Vietnam (Vietnamese Confederation of Labor)
  • CT, Country Team
  • CVA, attack aircraft carrier
  • CVTC, Confederation of Vietnamese Trade Congresses
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DepPriMin, Deputy Prime Minister
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • DTG, date-time group
  • EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
  • KG, escort group
  • EmbOff, Embassy officer
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • ExCom, Executive Committee
  • Exdis, Executive distribution only
  • FAC, Forward Air Controllers FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FE/SEA, Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FSO, Foreign Service officer
  • GCI, Ground Controlled Interception
  • GNZ, Government of New Zealand
  • GOA, Government of Australia
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • HMG, Her Majesty's Government
  • HNC, High National Council
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, Department of State
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • J–1, Personnel, JCS
  • J–2, Intelligence, JCS
  • J–3, Operations, JCS
  • J–4, Logistics, JCS
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • JGS, Joint General Staff
  • Limdis, limited distribution restriction on telegrams
  • LOC, lines of communication
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAC J00, series indicator for telegrams from MACV
  • MACV, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MAROPS, Maritime Operations
  • MEB, Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • MEDICO, Medical International Cooperation
  • MEF, Marine Evacuation Force Emergency
  • MiG, Soviet-built fighter aircraft
  • MinDef, Minister of Defense
  • MLF, multilateral force
  • MOH, Ministry of Health
  • MRC, Military Revolutionary Council
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCO, non-commissioned officer
  • NFLSVN, National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
  • NLF, National Liberation Front
  • NM, nautical miles
  • NMCC, National Military Communications Center
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NOTAL, telegram code, “not all,” indicating that corresponding reference telegram was not sent to all addressees
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSCWG, National Security Council Working Group
  • NVN, North Vietnam
  • OASD/ISA, Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • ODMA, Office of the Director for Military Assistance
  • OPLAN, Operations Plan
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • PA, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PACAF, Pacific Air Forces (USAF)
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PAVN, People's Army of Vietnam
  • PDJ, Plaine des Jarres
  • PL, Pathet Lao
  • PL, Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • P/ON, Office of News, Bureau of Public Affairs
  • POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • PRC, People's Republic of China
  • PRC, People's Revolutionary Council
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • psyops, psychological operations
  • PT, patrol
  • RCI, Office of Current Intelligence Indications, Bureau of Intelligence and Re search, Department of State
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RFE, Office of Research and Analysis for Far East, Bureau of Intelligence and Re search, Department of State
  • RG, Record Group
  • RKG, Royal Khmer government
  • RLAF, Royal Laotian Air Force
  • RLG, Royal Laotian government
  • RTG, Royal Thai Government
  • RVN, Republic of Vietnam
  • RVNAF, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
  • SACSA, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities, JCS
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SAR, search and rescue
  • SC, Security Council
  • SDC, Self Defense Corps
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SEATO, Southeast Asian Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SKZ, Chinese recoilless rifle
  • SLF, Special Landing Force
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • S/P, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • SPECAT, special category, military telegram
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/VN, Secretary of State's Special Assistant for Vietnamese Affairs
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • TACS, Tactical Air Control System
  • tel, telegram
  • TG, Thai Government
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UPI, United Press International
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USNS, United States Naval Ship
  • USS, United States Ship
  • USSF, United States Special Forces
  • VC, Viet Cong
  • VM, Viet Minh
  • VNAF, Vietnamese Air Force
  • VNN, Vietnamese Navy
  • VNQDD, Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dung (National Party of Vietnam)
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WESTPAC, Western Pacific
  • ZI, Zone of Interior