List of abbreviations, symbols, and code names

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.

  • ACA, Allied Control Authority for Germany
  • ACC, Allied Control Council for Germany
  • Actel, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF, Air Force
  • AFHQ, Allied Force Headquarters, Mediterranean Theater (1943–1945)
  • AFN, Armed Forces Network
  • AG, Aktiengesellschaft (Joint Stock Company)
  • AGCC, All–German Constituent Council
  • AGSec, Allied General Secretariat, Allied High Commission for Germany
  • AHC, Allied High Commission for Germany
  • AIOC, Anglo–Iranian Oil Company
  • AK, Allied Kommandatura for Berlin
  • ALO, series indicator for military telegrams
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AP, Associated Press
  • A.P., Atlantic Pact (an informal reference to the North Atlantic Treaty)
  • APO, Army Post Office
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter–American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARBIE, United States radio broadcast operations at Munich
  • B/P, balance of payments
  • BDL, Bank Deutscher Länder, West German financial institution
  • BGA, an informal abbreviation for Bureau of German Affairs; see GER
  • BHE, Bund der Heimatvertriebenen und Entrechteten (League of Expellees and Disfranchised)
  • BIS, Bank of International Settlements
  • BK, Berlin Kommandatura
  • BL, Basic Law
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • C of E, Council of Europe
  • C of S, Chief of Staff
  • CCS, Combined Chiefs of Staff
  • CD, North Atlantic Council Deputies
  • CDT (CMDT), Commandant
  • CDU, Christlich–Demokratische Union (Christian Democratic Union)
  • CET, Central European Time
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CG, Commanding General
  • CHU, Christian Historical Union, Netherlands political party
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIC, Counter Intelligence Corps
  • CINC, Commander in Chief
  • CINCAFE, Commander in Chief, United States Air Force, Europe
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • circtel (cirtel), circular telegram
  • CMC, Collective Measures Committee, United Nations
  • CoCom, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of nations working to control export of strategic goods to Communist countries
  • Cominform, Communist Information Bureau
  • CTB, Combined Travel Board
  • DC, Defense Committee, NATO; also series designation for documents of that committee
  • DDR, Deutsche Demokratische Republik (German Democratic Republic)
  • DEF, Department of Defense
  • DefMin, Defense Minister
  • DefRep, Defense Representative
  • DefSec, Secretary of Defense
  • Deleg, Delegate; Delegation
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Dep, North Atlantic Treaty Council Deputy
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Depreftel, Department of State reference telegram
  • Deptcir (Deptcirc), Department of State circular telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Depto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • DFEC, Defense Financial and Economic Committee, NATO
  • DirGen, Director General
  • DKV, Deutsche Kohleverein (German Central Coal Sales Agency)
  • DOT, dependent overseas territory
  • DP, Deutsche Partei (German Party)
  • DP, displaced person
  • DPA, Deutsche Presse Agentur (German Press Agency)
  • DPB, Defense Production Board, NATO
  • E, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • E/W, East–West
  • EB, Executive Bureau, Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECA/W, headquarters of the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington
  • Ecato, series indicator for telegrams from the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington to its missions abroad
  • ECC, European Coordinating Committee
  • ECE, Economic Commission for Europe
  • ED, European Defense
  • EDC, European Defense Community
  • EDF, European Defense Force
  • EDT, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • EE, Eastern Element, Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany, at Berlin; also, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State; Eastern Europe
  • Embdesp, Embassy despatch
  • Emboff, Embassy officer
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EPU, European Payments Union
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • ETS, exploratory talks with the Soviet Union; also series designation for United States position papers prepared for the exploratory talks with the Soviet Union
  • EuCom, European Command, United States Army
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State; Europe; European
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FDGB, Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (Free German Trade Union League)
  • FDJ, Freie Demokratische Jugend (Free Democratic Youth)
  • FDP, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party)
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Far East
  • FEB, Financial and Economic Board, NATO
  • FedRep, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FEG, Finance and Economic Group, NATO
  • FinCom, Finance Committee
  • FinMin, Finance Minister
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FonAffs, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FonRels, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate
  • FonSec, British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
  • ForMin, Foreign Minister
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GADel, United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly; also Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation
  • GDR, German Democratic Republic
  • GEA, Office of German Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • GER, Bureau of German Affairs, Department of State
  • GFR, German Federal Republic
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GOP, Government of Pakistan
  • GPA, Office of German Political Affairs, Department of State
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • H, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • HAR, series indicator for telegrams to Washington from Harriman as Chairman of the Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • HICOG, United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • HICOM, High Commission(er) for Germany
  • HMG, His Majesty’s Government
  • HPPP, High Priority Production Program
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IAR, International Authority for the Ruhr
  • IARA, Inter–Allied Reparation Agency
  • IBD, Division of International Broadcasting, Department of State
  • IC, Indochina
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • Indo, Indonesia
  • infotel, information telegram
  • INS, International News Service
  • intel, circular information telegram
  • IRO, International Refugee Organization
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • ISAC, International Security Affairs Committee
  • ISG (G), Intergovernmental Study Group on Germany
  • IZT, Interzonal trade agreement (Germany)
  • JAMAG, Joint American Military Advisory Group
  • JAMMAT, Joint American military Mission for Aid to Turkey
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JEIA, Joint Export–Import Agency
  • JP, Jung Pionier (Young Pioneer)
  • KDP, Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (Communist Party of Germany)
  • L/EUR, Assistant Legal Adviser for European Affairs, Department of State
  • LA, Latin America
  • LDP, Liberal–Demokratische Partei (Liberal Democratic Party)
  • LOC, line of communication
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MB, Munitions Board
  • MC, Military Committee, NATO
  • MDAA, Mutual Defense Assistance Act
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • ME, Middle East
  • MEC, Middle East Command
  • MEDB, Middle East Defense Board
  • MEDLO, Middle East Defense Liai on Organization
  • MG, Military Government
  • MilCom, Military Committee, NATO
  • MPSB, Military Production and Supply Board, NATO
  • MRC, Military Representatives Committee, NATO
  • MRP, Mouvement Républicain Populaire, French political party
  • MSA, Mutual Security Agency
  • MSB, Military Security Board
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MT (MTP, MTDP), Medium Term Defense Plan, NATO
  • MTB, motor torpedo boat
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NA, North Atlantic
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NACD (NACDep), North Atlantic Council Deputies
  • NAO, North Atlantic Ocean
  • NAORPG, North Atlantic Ocean Regional Planning Group
  • NAT (O), North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NATFEB, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Financial and Economic Board
  • NATIS, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Information Service
  • NATP, North Atlantic Treaty Pact
  • NCA, National Constituent Assembly
  • NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Near East
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NECDB, Near East Cooperative Defense Board
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIOC, National Iranian Oil Company
  • NKVD, Soviet secret police
  • NRW, Nordrhein–Westfalen
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • ODM, Office of Defense Mobilization
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OLC, Office of the Land Commissioner
  • OMP, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State
  • OOF, Office of Operating Facilities, Department of State
  • OSP, off-shore procurement
  • OSR, Office of the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • ourtel, our telegram
  • PanAm, Pan American World Airways
  • PAO, Public Affairs Officer
  • PBOS, Planning Board for Ocean Shipping, NATO
  • PC, participating country
  • PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission (United Nations)
  • PED, Petroleum Policy Staff, Department of State
  • PEPCO, Political and Economic Projects Committee, Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • PLI, prohibited and limited industries
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • PolCom, Political Committee
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PW, Prisoner of War
  • PWS, Permanent Working Staff
  • RA, Office of European Regional Affairs, Department of State
  • RCT, Regimental Combat Team
  • reDeptel, regarding Department of State telegram
  • reEmbtel,, regarding Embassy telegram
  • refcirtel, reference circular telegram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RelCom, Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate
  • remytel, regarding my telegram
  • Repna series indicator for telegrams on matters dealing with NATO from the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • Repsec, 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; also series indicator for messages from the United States Delegation at the Temporary Council Committee, NATO, to the Department of State
  • reurtel, regarding your telegram
  • RFE, Radio Free Europe
  • RGR, Rassemblement des Gauches Républicaines, French political party
  • RIAS, Rundfunk im Amerikanischen Sektor (United States Radio in the American Sector of Berlin)
  • RM, raw materials
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • R-P, Rhineland–Palatinate
  • RPF, Rassemblement du Peuple Français, French political party
  • RPTS, series designation for reports prepared in the Department of State for use in possible talks with the Soviet Union n the spring of 1951
  • S/A, Ambassador at Large, Department of State
  • S/Def, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • S/ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • S/MDA, Office of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAC, Supreme Allied Commander
  • SACA, see SACLANT
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SACLANT, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic
  • SACME, Supreme Allied Commander, Middle East
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SC, Security, Council of the United Nations
  • SCC, Screening and Costing Committee of the Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • SCC, Soviet Control Commission (in Germany)
  • SCS, Screening and Costing Staff of the Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecGen, Secretary–General of the United Nations
  • Secrep, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State to the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams to the Department of State from the Secretary of State or his Delegation in connection with conferences of Foreign Ministers
  • SED, Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (Socialist Unity Party), the Communist Party in East Germany
  • SG, Standing Group of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Council
  • SHAEF, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (1944–1945)
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • Shapeto, series indicator for telegrams from the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • Sigto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the Intergovernmental Study Group on Germany
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SovDel, Soviet Delegation
  • SPD, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (German Social Democratic Party)
  • SRP, Sozialistische Reichspartei (Socialist Reich Party)
  • SUSRep, Senior United States Representative, North Atlantic Treaty Military Production Supply Board
  • SYG, Secretary–General of the United Nations
  • TA, technical assistance
  • TAFCE, Tactical Air Force, Central Europe
  • TCC, Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • Telac, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • telcon (telcom), telecommunication conference
  • TGS, Turkish General Staff
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • Todep, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • Toeca, series indicator for telegrams to the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington from its missions abroad
  • Toisa, designation for telegrams dealing with matters within the responsibility of the Director, International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • Topent, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation on the Screening and Costing Committee of the Temporary Council Committee, NATO, to the Secretary of Defense
  • TopSec, Top Secret
  • 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 from the Department of State to the Secretary of State or his delegation in connection with conferences of Foreign Ministers
  • Tosig, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the Intergovernmental Study Group on Germany
  • TRC, Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • T.S., Top Secret
  • TWA, Trans-World Airlines, Inc.
  • TWP, Three Western Powers
  • UKDel, United Kingdom Delegation
  • UNA, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • UNRRA, United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • uragram, your airgram
  • urinfo, your information
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USAFE, United States Air Force, Europe
  • USCOB, United States Command (Commander, Commandant), Berlin
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USDep, United States Deputy Representative on the North Atlantic Council
  • USG, United States Government
  • USN, United States Navy
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VVN, Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes (Association of Victims of the Nazi Regime)
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State; Western Europe
  • WERPG, Western European Regional Planning Group
  • WFM, Washington Foreign Ministers’ Meeting
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • WG, Working Group
  • WU, Western Union (Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom), signatories of the Treaty of Brussels, March 17, 1948
  • WYF, World Youth Festival
  • ZVD, Zentralverband der Vertriebenen Deutschen (Central League of German Expellees)