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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXVIII, Southern Africa


Abbreviations and Terms

  • ABM, Anti-Ballistic Missile
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • BLS, Botswana, Lesotho, and Swaziland
  • BOSS, Bureau for State Security (South Africa)
  • C, Confidential
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCEUR, Commander-in-Chief, European Command
  • CINCLANT, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet
  • CIEP, Council on International Economic Policy
  • Codel, Congressional Delegation
  • ConGen, Consulate General
  • CU, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DDO, Deputy Director for Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • EATP, East African Training Program
  • EC–9, the nine European Community countries
  • EPB, Economic Policy Board
  • ERDA, Energy Research and Development Administration
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Exdis, exclusive distribution
  • EXIM, Export-Import Bank
  • FAZ, Forces Armées Zaïroises (Zairian Armed Forces)
  • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government of the United Kingdom
  • FEA, Federal Energy Administration
  • FLEC, Frente para a Libertação do Enclave de Cabinda (Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda)
  • FMS, foreign military sales
  • FNLA, Frente Nacional de Libertação de Angola (National Front for the Liberation of Angola)
  • FonSec, Foreign Secretary
  • FRELIMO, Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (Liberation Front of Mozambique)
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FSO, Foreign Service officer
  • FY, fiscal year
  • GA, General Assembly (of the United Nations)
  • GDP, Gross Domestic Product
  • GE, General Electric
  • GNP, Gross National Product
  • GOB, Government of Botswana
  • GOF, Government of France
  • GOM, Government of Mozambique
  • GOP, Government of Portugal
  • GPRM, Government of the People’s Republic of Mozambique
  • GRAE, Govêrno Revolucionário de Angola no Exílio (Revolutionary Government of Angola in Exile)
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • Hakto, series indicator for telegrams sent by Kissinger when away from Washington
  • HHE, household effects
  • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government
  • HNP, Herstigte Nasionale Party van Suid Afrika (Reconstituted National Party of South Africa)
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IG, Interdepartmental Group
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/IL, Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • J, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LAW, Light Anti-tank Weapon
  • Limdis, limited distribution
  • MAC, Military Airlift Command
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MiG, Soviet-built fighter aircraft
  • MP, member of parliament
  • MPLA, Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NASA, National Aeronautic and Space Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NIBMAR, No Independence Before Majority Rule
  • NIC, National Intelligence Council
  • Nocontract, not releasable to contractors/consultants
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • Notal, not received by all addressees (telegram B, referenced in telegram A, was not sent to all recipients of telegram A)
  • NPT, Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • NUSAS, National Union of South African Students
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • OES, Bureau of Oceans and International Scientific Affairs, Department of State
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • ONA, Overseas National Airways
  • OPAG, Operations Advisory Group
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Orcon, dissemination and extraction of information controlled by originator
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PAIGC, Partido Africano da Independéncia da Guiné e Cabo Verde (African Party for the Independence of Portuguese Guinea and Cape Verde)
  • PCP, Partido Communista Português (Portuguese Communist Party)
  • PEFCO, Private Export Funding Corporation
  • PL, public law
  • PM, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • PPD, Partido Popular Democrático (Democratic People’s Party)
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • RH, Rhodesian dollar
  • rpt, repeat
  • RTTY, Radio Teletype
  • S/S–I, Information Management Section, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SA, South Africa
  • SA–7, low altitude, surface to air missile
  • SADF, South African Defense Force
  • SAG, South African Government
  • SAR, South African Republic
  • SARG, Syrian Arab Republic Government
  • SASP, Southern African Students Program
  • SC, Security Council (of the United Nations)
  • SCA, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) to the Department of State
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SR–71, “Blackbird,” long range strategic reconnaissance aircraft
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • SWA, South West Africa
  • SWAPO, South West Africa People’s Organization
  • SYG, Secretary General
  • TA, Terrorism Act
  • TAAG, Transportes Aéreos de Angola (Angolan Airlines)
  • TDY, Temporary Duty
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation)
  • TOW, Tube-Launched Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided missile
  • TS, Top Secret
  • U, Unclassified
  • U–2, high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft
  • UBLS, University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland
  • UDI, Unilateral Declaration of Independence
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UKG, United Kingdom Government
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund)
  • UNIP, United National Independence Party (Zambia)
  • UNITA, União Nacional para e Independéncia Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service (overseas name for USIA)
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • WATTS, Wide Area Telecommunication/Telephone Service
  • WH, White House
  • Z, Zulu, time designator on White House, State Department, and Defense Department messages/cables based on Greenwich Mean Time
  • ZANU, Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union
  • ZAPU, Zimbabwe African People’s Union
  • ZIPA, Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army