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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.

  • ACJ, Allied Council for Japan
  • ANETA, Algemeen Nieuws en Telegraaf Agentschap (semi-official Dutch News Agency)
  • ANZAC, Australia-New Zealand
  • AP, Associated Press
  • APRI(S), Angkatan Perang Republik Indonesia Serikat (Army of the Republic of the United States of Indonesia)
  • AS, Associated States
  • Belto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Economic Survey Mission to the Philippines (the Bell Mission)
  • BFO, Bijeenkomst voor Federal Overleg (Federal Consultative Council of Indonesia)
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BSM, British Services Mission
  • BOSEY, Board of Supplies, Executive Yuan (Republic of China)
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • DepHiCom, Deputy High Commissioner
  • Depins, Department of State instruction
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Depto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Deputy Representative to the NATO Council
  • DI, Darul Islam (the Islamic State)
  • E, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECA/W, Headquarters of the Economic Cooperation Administration at Washington
  • Ecato, series indicator for telegrams from the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington to its missions abroad
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • EE, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • ER, Economic Resources and Security Staff, Department of State
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Excon, designation for telegrams dealing with the export control program
  • Ex-Im, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FCED, friendship, commerce, and economic development
  • FCN, friendship, commerce, and navigation (treaty)
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FEAF, Far East Air Forces
  • FEC, Far Eastern Commission; or Far East Command
  • FECom, Far East Command
  • FLR, Formosan League for Re-emancipation
  • FMACC, Foreign Military Assistance Coordinating Committee
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonMinConf, Foreign Ministers’ Conference
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FP, Division of Foreign Service Personnel, Department of State
  • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation to the United Nations General Assembly
  • GARIOA, Government and Relief in Occupied Areas
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GEA, Office of German Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • GER, Bureau of German Affairs, Department of State
  • GHQ, General Headquarters
  • Gimo, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek
  • GOC, Committee of Good Offices for Indonesia of the United Nations Security Council
  • GOI, Government of India
  • HC, High Commission (er)
  • HICOG, United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • HICOM, High Commission (er) for Germany
  • HMB, Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (People’s Liberation Army), the military arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines
  • HMG, His Majesty’s Government (United Kingdom)
  • HRTC, Hague Round Table Conference
  • Huk, Hukbong Mapagpalaya ng Bayan (People’s Liberation Army), the military arm of the Communist Party of the Philippines
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IC, Indochina
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • intel, circular information telegram
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State (after August 25, 1954)
  • ITO, International Trade Organization
  • JCRR, Joint (United States-Chinese) Commission on Rural Reconstruction (Taiwan)
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JMP, jenminpiao (Chinese Communist currency)
  • JSM, Joint Survey Mission
  • JUSMAG, Joint United States Military Advisory Group
  • KL, Koninklijke Leger (Royal Netherlands Army)
  • KMT, Kuomintang (Nationalist Party), Republic of China
  • KNIL, Koninklijke Nederlandsche Indische Leger (Royal Netherlands Indonesian Army)
  • KPM, Koninklyke Paketvoart Maatschappy (Dutch Merchant Marine)
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LCI, landing craft, infantry
  • LCVP, landing craft, vehicle, and personnel
  • Legtel, Legation telegram
  • LSSL, landing ship, support (large)
  • LST, landing ship, tank
  • MA, Military Attaché
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • Masjumi, Madjelis Sjuro Muslimin Indonesia (Council of the Indonesian Moslem Association)
  • MDAA, Mutual Defense Assistance Act
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • MEA, Ministry of External Affairs
  • MFN, most favored nation
  • MilEx, Military Executive Board
  • MilOb, Military Observer
  • MinExtAff, Ministry of External Affairs
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NA, Naval Attaché; or Office of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NAC, National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCO, noncommissioned officer
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • negara, administrative unit (state) in Indonesia
  • NEI, Netherlands East Indies
  • NG, New Guinea
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NKVD, Soviet secret police
  • NME, National Military Establishment
  • NNG, Netherlands New Guinea
  • Nr, number
  • NRC, Nationalist Republic of China
  • Nrd, numbered
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OFLC, Office of the Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Department of State
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OIT, Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce
  • OJEIRF, Occupied Japan Export-Import Revolving Fund
  • OMP, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State
  • OOF, Office of Operating Facilities, Department of State
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OUSEU, Office of the Under Secretary of the Army (United States)
  • P, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • PC’s, participating countries
  • PLA, People’s Liberation Army (of the People’s Republic of China)
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNI, Partai Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian Nationalist Party)
  • POC, Peace Observation Commission
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • PSA, Office of Philippine and Southeast Asian Affairs
  • R procedure, requirement for Department of Commerce licenses for export of certain items
  • RA, Office of European Regional Affairs, Department of State
  • reDepintel, regarding Department of State circular information telegram
  • reDeptel, regarding Department of State telegram
  • refEmbtel, reference Embassy telegram
  • reurtel, regarding your telegram
  • RFC, Reconstruction Finance Corporation
  • RI, Republic of Indonesia
  • RIS, Republik Indonesia Serikal (Republic of the United States of Indonesia)
  • RNIA, Royal Netherlands Indies Army
  • RTC, Round Table Conference
  • RUSI, Republic of the United States of Indonesia
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/A, Office of the Ambassador at Large (Jessup)
  • S/MDA, Office of the Director of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAOUS, Office of the Secretary of the Army (United States)
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCAP, Supreme Commander for the Allied Power in Japan
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SEAC, Southeast Asia Aid Committee
  • SEAU, Southeast Asian Union
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SOBSI, Sentral Organisasi Buruh Seluruh Indonesia (Central Organization of all Indonesian Labor, the largest trade union federation in Indonesia)
  • SRO, Shanghai Regional Office of the Economic Cooperation Administration
  • Stanvac, Standard-Vacuum Oil Company
  • STEM, United States Special Technical and Economic Mission
  • SYG, Secretary-General
  • Telcan, series indicator for telegrams to branch of the United States Embassy in China at Canton
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • TNI, Tentara Nasional Indonesia (Indonesian National Army)
  • Tobel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Economic Survey Mission to the Philippines (the Bell Mission)
  • Todep, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Deputy Representative to the NATO Council
  • TO&E, Table of Organization and Equipment
  • 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
  • TopSec, Top Secret
  • Tosec, series indicator for messages to the Secretary of State when he is absent from the Department; or series indicator for messages to the United States Delegation at the May and September Foreign Ministers meetings
  • Totib, series indicator for telegrams concerning Tibet
  • TOW, termination of war
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UKHC, United Kingdom High Commissioner
  • UKG, United Kingdom Government
  • UNA, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNCI (UNCFI), United Nations Commission for Indonesia
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UP, United Press
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USGOC, United States Delegation to the Committee of Good Offices for Indonesia of the United Nations Security Council; or series indicator for telegrams to the Delegation
  • USI, United States of Indonesia (Republic of)
  • USIE, United States Information and Educational Exchange Program
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • VM, Viet Minh, abbreviation for Viet-Nam-Doc-Lap-Dong-Minh-Hoi (League for the Independence of Viet-Nam)
  • VN, Viet-Nam
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Weeka, weekly, inter-agency, summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • WHO, World Health Organization
  • ZI, Zone of the Interior