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List of Abbreviations and Symbols

Editor’s Note.–This list does not include standard abbreviations in common usage; unusual abbreviations of rare occurrence which are clarified at appropriate points; and those abbreviations and contractions which, although uncommon, are understandable from the context.

  • A, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration
  • A–, airgram
  • AA, antiaircraft
  • AA–AW, antiaircraft-aircraft warning
  • AC, Advisory Council
  • AF, Office of African Affairs, Department of State
  • Afg, Afghanistan
  • AFL, American Federation of Labor
  • AHC, Arab Higher Committee
  • AIOC, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • AL, Arab League
  • AMAG, American Mission for Aid to Greece; also Amag, series indicator for telegrams from the Mission
  • AMAT, American Mission for Aid to Turkey
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AmEmb, American Embassy
  • Aminoil, American Independent Oil Company
  • ANE, Office of African and Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • ANE/E, Officer in Charge, Economic Affairs, Office of African and Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARA, Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs
  • Aramco, Arabian-American Oil Company
  • ARMAT, Army Attaché
  • ARMISH, American Military Mission with the Iranian Army
  • AT, antitank
  • AUB, American University of Beirut
  • AW, aircraft warning
  • BA, British Army
  • Bagen, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Representative on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans, at Geneva
  • Balcom, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Representative on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • Bapco, Bahrein Petroleum Company, Limited
  • bn, battalion
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BPC, Basra Petroleum Company
  • b.p.d., barrels per day
  • BritEmb, British Embassy
  • C/S, Chief of Staff
  • CAA, Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • Caltex, California Texas Oil Company, Limited
  • CanaDel, Canadian Delegation
  • CARE, Committee for American Relief for Europe
  • CCP, Conciliation Commission for Palestine (United Nations)
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CFP, Cie Française Petroles
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CID, Criminal Investigation Detachment
  • CinC, Commander in Chief
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • cirtel, circular telegram
  • CM, Career Minister
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • Combal, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Representative on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • Cominform, Communist Information Bureau
  • Con, Consulate
  • ConGen, Consul General
  • CRO, Commonwealth Relations Office (British)
  • CSGPO, Plans and Operations Division, General Staff, Office of the Chief of Staff, United States Army
  • DAB, Dhahran Airbase
  • DAF, Dhahran Airfield
  • Def, Department of Defense; defense
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Delli, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation on the United Nations Advisory Council for Libya
  • Deltc, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the United Nations Trusteeship Council in Geneva
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Depinfotel, Department of State information telegram
  • Depinst (Deptinstr), Department of State instruction
  • Depreftel, Department of State reference telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Deptintel, Department of State circular information telegram
  • DOT, dependent overseas territory
  • DP, displaced person
  • DRN, Division of Research for Near East and Africa, Department of State
  • E, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EAM, Ethnikon Apeleftherotikon Metopon (National Liberation Front), resistance group controlled by the Communist Party of Greece
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECA/G, Economic Cooperation Administration Mission to Greece
  • ECA/W, headquarters of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington
  • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
  • ECCH, Economic Cooperation Administration Chief of Mission to Greece
  • ED, Investment and Economic Development Staff, Department of State
  • EE, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embdes (Embdesp), Embassy despatch
  • Embtel (Emtel), Embassy telegram
  • EPEK, Ethniki Prodeftiki Enosis Kendrou (National Progressive Union of the Center), Greek political coalition
  • EPU, European Payments Union
  • ER, Economic Resources and Security Staff, Department of State
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • EthioDel, Ethiopian Delegation
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Exim (Ex-Im Bank, Eximbank), Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FBO, Division of Foreign Buildings Operations, Department of State
  • FCN, friendship, commerce, and navigation (treaty)
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FinMin, Finance Minister
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FMACC, Foreign Military Assistance Coordinating Committee
  • FO, Foreign Office
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • ForMin, Foreign Minister
  • FP, Division of Foreign Service Personnel, Department of State
  • FSI, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • G–2, Army general staff section dealing with intelligence at the divisional or higher level
  • G–3, Army general staff section dealing with operations and training at the divisional or higher level
  • G–4, Army general staff section dealing with supply at the divisional or higher level
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • GAF, Greek Armed Forces
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GAUN, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GDA, Greek Democratic Army, the military establishment of the Communist-led Greek guerrilla movement
  • Genba, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Representative on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans, at Geneva
  • GENMISH, United States Military Mission with the Iranian Gendarmerie
  • GLS, Greek Liaison Service with the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • GNA, Greek National Army
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GOP, Government of Pakistan
  • GSEE, Genike Synomospondia ton Ergaton tes Ellados (General Confederation of Greek Workers)
  • GT, Greece and Turkey
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • H, Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • H’s, howitzers
  • HE, His Excellency
  • HICOM, High Commission (er) for Germany
  • HIM, His Imperial Majesty
  • HJK, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • HM, His Majesty
  • HMG, His Majesty’s Government
  • H.R.H., His Royal Highness
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IC, Indochina
  • IC, Interim Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICFTU, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • infotel, information telegram
  • instr, instruction
  • intel, circular information telegram
  • IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company
  • IRC, International Red Cross
  • IRO, International Refugee Organization
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • JAMMAT, Joint American Military Mission for Aid to Turkey
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff; also designation for telegrams from the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JUSMAG, Joint United States Military Aid Group
  • JUSMAPG, Joint United States Military Advisory and Planning Group
  • JUSSGSA, Joint United States Survey Group to Saudi Arabia
  • KKE, Kommounistikon Komnia Ellados (Communist Party of Greece)
  • KOC (KUOCO), Kuwait Oil Company
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L, designation for telegrams from the Joint United States Military Aid Group in Greece
  • L/E, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • L/P, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Political Affairs, Department of State
  • LA, Latin America
  • Leg, Legation
  • Legdes, Legation despatch
  • Legtel, Legation telegram
  • Lib Govt, Liberian Government
  • Lidel, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation on the United Nations Advisory Council for Libya
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • MAC, Mixed Armistice Commission
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program Mapai, Mifleget po’ale Erets-Yisrael (Israel Labour Party)
  • Mapam, Mifleget HaPo’alim HaM’uhedet (United Workers Party)
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MC, Member of Congress
  • MD, Munitions Division, Department; of State
  • MDA, Mutual Defense Assistance
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • ME, Middle East
  • MEA, Metopon Ethnikes Anademiourgias (National Regeneration Front), party in the Greek elections of March 5, 1950
  • MEA, Ministry of Exernal Affairs of India
  • MEA, Monades Ethnofroura Amynis (Units of National Guard Defense), armed civilian organization in Greece
  • Mepco, Middle East Pipeline Company
  • MID, designation for telegrams from the Military Attache in Greece
  • MinFin, Ministry of Finance
  • MinFonAff, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • MKA, Morrison-Knudson of Afghanistan, Inc.:
  • MN, Monetary Affairs Staff, Department of State
  • MND, Ministry of National Defense
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NAT(O), North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Near East; Near Eastern
  • NEA, Bureau, of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • niact, night action communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NME, National Military Establishment
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSRB, National Security Resources Board
  • NWFP, North West Frontier Province
  • OCI, Overseas Consultants, Inc.
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OIR/GE, Special Adviser on Geography, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSR, Office of the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • OTC, Overseas Territories Committee of the Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • P, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • Palun, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Representative on the Conciliation Commission for Palestine
  • PAP, Polilike Anexarletos Parataxis (Independent Political Array), coalition of Greek political parties of the extreme right
  • PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission (United Nations)
  • PD, Passport Division, Department of State
  • PED, Petroleum Policy Staff, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State
  • PG, Persian Gulf
  • PHC & T, packing, handling, crating, and transportation
  • PL, Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • PPS, designation for documents by the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PRA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PRL, Parti Républicain de la Liberié, a French political party
  • PT and T, Posts, Telegraph, and Telephone
  • PWOC, Pacific Western Oil Company
  • R, Office of the Special Assistant for Intelligence, Department of State
  • RAF, Royal Air Force (British)
  • Rapun, series indicator for telegrams from or concerning the United States Member of the Advisory Commission to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • reDepcirtel, regarding Department of State circular telegram
  • reDeptel, regarding Department of of State telegram
  • reEmbtel, regarding Embassy telegram
  • refcirtel, reference circular telegram reftel, reference telegram reLegdes, regarding Legation despatch
  • remytel, regarding my telegram
  • Respec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State from the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • Repto, series indicator for messages to the Economic Cooperation Administration headquarters in Washington from the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • reurtel, regarding your telegram
  • RN, Royal Navy (Greek)
  • RSSS, Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh, a militant Hindu communal organization
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • S/MDA, Mutual Defense Assistance Program, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SA, Saudi Arabia
  • SA–M, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (Press Relations)
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SE, southeast
  • SecGen, Secretary-General
  • SecState, Secretary of State
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State when he is absent from the Department; also, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the May and September Foreign Ministers meetings and the NATO Council meetings
  • SG, Standing Group of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Council
  • SMA, Senior Military Attaché
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SONJ, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TA, technical assistance
  • Tap, series indicator for telegrams from the Technical Assistance Program Mission
  • Tapline, Trans-Arabian Pipeline Company
  • TC, Trusteeship Council of the United Nations
  • TCD, Interim Office for Technical Cooperation and Development, Department of State
  • Tcdel, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the United Nations Trusteeship Council in Geneva
  • TD, tank destroyer
  • telecon, telephone conversation
  • TGS, Turkish General Staff
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • TJ, Transjordan
  • TL, Turkish lira
  • TO, Table of Organization, United States Army
  • Toeca, series indicator for telegrams to the Economic Cooperation Administration in. Washington from its missions abroad
  • Tomap, designation for telegrams concerned with the Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • Torep, series indicator for messages from the Economic Cooperation Administration headquarters in Washington to the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State when he is absent from the Department; also, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the May Foreign Ministers meeting
  • TSO, Truce Supervisory Organization of the United Nations
  • TU, trade union
  • TUSAFG, The United States Air Force Group in Turkey
  • TUSAG, The United States Army Group in Turkey
  • TUSNG, The United States Navy Group in Turkey
  • TWA, Trans-World Airlines, Inc.
  • U/FW, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State (Fisheries and Wildlife)
  • UGTT, Union Generate des Travaitleurs Tunisiens, a Tunisian nationalist trade union organization
  • UKDel, United Kingdom Delegation
  • UKG, United Kingdom Government
  • UM, Under Secretary’s Meeting
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNA, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNA/P, United Nations Planning Staff, Department of State
  • UNCIP, United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
  • UnComlnq, United Nations Commission of Inquiry
  • UND, Office of Dependent Area Affairs, Department of State
  • UNDel, Delegation to the United Nations
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNICEF, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • Unpal, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Representative on the Conciliation Commission for Palestine
  • UNPRA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
  • Unrap, series indicator for telegrams to or concerning the United States Member of the Advisory Commission to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNRPR, United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees
  • UNRWAPRNE (UNRWA), United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNSCOB, United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • UNTS, United Nations Treaty Series
  • UP, United Press
  • urinfo, your information
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDel, United States Delegation; also Usdel, designation for messages from the United States Delegation on the United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIE, United States Information and Educational Exchange Program
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USPCC, United States Representative on the Palestine Conciliation Commission
  • USRep, United States Representative
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USTC, United States Representative on the Trusteeship Council
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • USUNNY, United States Mission at the United Nations, New York
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WAR, series indicator for telegrams sent overseas by the Department of the Army or by Army Headquarters, Washington
  • WB, Wireless Bulletin
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Weeka, weekly, interagency, summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
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