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Abbreviations

  • A, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • AHA, American Historical Association
  • APSA, American Political Science Association
  • ASIL, American Society of International Law
  • CDC (also A/CDC), Classification/Declassification Center, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • CDF, Department of State Central Decimal File, RG 59, NARA
  • CFPF, Department of State Central Foreign Policy File, RG 59, NARA
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CREST, CIA Records Search Tool, electronic database of released CIA records located at the National Archives building in College Park, MD
  • CSI, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DO, Directorate of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DP, Division of Publications (see appendix D)
  • DS, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State
  • EAP, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EDC, European Defense Community
  • EO, (Presidential) Executive Order
  • EAP, Bureau East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FAIM, Foreign Affairs Information Management Center, Department of State
  • FAIM/PS, Publishing Services Division, Department of State
  • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
  • FE, Division of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FDR, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States
  • FGI, foreign government information
  • FO, Foreign Office, United Kingdom
  • FOIA, Freedom of Information Act
  • FMP (also M/FMP), Bureau of Financial and Management Policy, reporting to the Under Secretary of State for Management, Department of State
  • FPC, Office of Freedom of Information, Privacy, and Classification Review, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State
  • FPC/HDR (also HDR), Historical Documents Review Division within the Office of Freedom of Information, Privacy, and Classification Review
  • FRUS, Foreign Relations of the United States
  • GOJ, Government of Japan
  • GPO, Government Printing Office (1861–present)
  • H, Bureau of Legislative Affairs, Department of State
  • H. Doc., House Document
  • H. Rpt., House Report
  • HA, Office of the Historical Adviser (see appendix D)
  • HAC, Historical Advisory Committee (full title from 1958–1978: Advisory Committee on Foreign Relations of the United States; after 1978: Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation), advisory body to the Department of State
  • HD, Historical Division (see appendix D)
  • HED, House Executive Document
  • HLP, High Level Panel
  • HMG, Her (or His) Majesty’s Government (United Kingdom)
  • HO, Historical Office, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State, or Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State (see appendix D)
  • HRP, Historical Review Panel, advisory body to the Director of Central Intelligence
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • ISOO, Information Security Oversight Office (U.S. Government)
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JFK, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • M, Under Secretary of State for Management, Department of State
  • MO (also M/MO), Management Operations, reporting to Under Secretary of State for Management, Department of State
  • MOU, memorandum of understanding
  • MP (also M/MP), Management Policy, reporting to Under Secretary of State for Management, Department of State
  • NARA, National Archives and Records Administration, United States
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCCPH, National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OAH, Organization of American Historians
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • P, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State (see appendix D)
  • PA, Office of Public Affairs, Department of State; after 1957, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State (see appendix D)
  • PB, (also PBR) Division of Publications, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • RE, Division of Research and Publications, Department of State (see appendix D)
  • RG, Record Group
  • RP, Division of Research and Publications, Department of State (see appendix D)
  • S. Doc., Senate Document
  • SAS, State Archiving System, electronic database used by the Department of State for electronic cables
  • SED, Senate Executive Document
  • Ser, Serial
  • SHAFR, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations
  • SR (also CDC/SR), Office of Systematic Review, Classification/Declassification Center, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UKNA, National Archives, United Kingdom (Kew)
  • USG, United States Government
  • WTC, War Time Conference