List of abbreviations

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
  • AA, anti-aircraft
  • AAF, Army Air Force
  • AAPM, Office of the Assistant Administrator for Program, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • AC, Allied Council for Austria
  • ACLI, Associazione Cristiana Lavoratori Italiani (Italian Workers Christian Association)
  • AF, Office of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFL, American Federation of Labor
  • ALCO, document designation for papers of the Allied Council for Austria
  • AmEmb, American Embassy
  • AMG, Allied Military Government
  • AMP, additional military production
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • AusGov (AusGovt), Austrian Government
  • AV, Aviation Policy Staff, Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • B/P, balance of payments
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BEA, British European Airways
  • Benelux, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg
  • BETFOR, British Element, Trieste Forces
  • BIS, Bank for International Settlements
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOAC, British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • BOT, Board of Trade (British)
  • C, Counselor of the Department of State
  • CAA, Civil Aeronautics Administration
  • CAB, Civil Aviation Board, Allied High Commission
  • CARE, Committee for American Relief for Europe
  • CD, Christian Democratic Party (Italy)
  • CD, North Atlantic Council Deputies
  • CDU, Christlich-Demokratische Union (Christian Democratic Union)
  • CE, Council of Europe
  • CEDel, Council of Europe Delegation
  • CFM, Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CFTC, Confédération Française des Travailleurs Chrétiens (French Confederation of Christian Workers)
  • CGIL, Confederazione Generate Italians del Lavoro (General Confederation of Labor in Italy)
  • CGT, Confédération Générale du Travail (General Confederation of Labor), in France
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • CIR, Interministerial Committee for Reconstruction (Italy)
  • CISC, International Federation of Christian Trade Unions
  • CISL, Confederazione Italiana dei Sindicati Lavoratori (Italian Confederation of Trade Unions)
  • CM, Committee of Ministers
  • CNT, Confederaçion Nacional del Trabajo (National Confederation of Labor), in Spain
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of nations working to control export of [Page X]strategic goods to Communist countries
  • Cominform, Communist Information Bureau
  • CON, Office of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • Condesp, Consulate despatach
  • Contel, Consulate telegram
  • CP, Commercial Policy Staff, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CP’s, Contracting Parties
  • CPF, Communist Party of France
  • CPG, Central People’s Government (People’s Republic of China)
  • CPR, Chinese People’s Republic
  • CPSU, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • CPY, Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  • CRO, Commonwealth Relations Office (British)
  • CSA, Czechoslovak State Airline
  • DC, Defense Committee, NATO
  • DDS, destroyers
  • Def, Department of Defense; defense
  • DefMin, Defense Minister
  • del, delegation
  • Delau, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation for Austria at the Counsel of Foreign Ministers
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Depciragam, Department of State circular airgram
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Depintel, Department of State circular information telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Depto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • DFM, Deputy for Austria at the Council of Foreign Ministers
  • DGB, a West German trade union
  • DKBL, Deutsche Kohlenbergbauleitung, temporary coal management in the Ruhr
  • DKV, Deutsc[uncleared text] Kohleverein (German Central Co[uncleared text] Sales Agency)
  • DM, Deutsche Mark
  • DMS, Director of the Mutual Security Agency
  • DP, Deutsche Partei (German Party)
  • DP, displaced person
  • DPA, Defense Production Administration
  • DPB, Defense Production Board, NATO
  • DRS, Division of Research for USSR and Eastern Europe, Department of State
  • E, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • E/VFA, Adviser on Voluntary Foreign Aid, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EC Act, Economic Cooperation Act of 1948
  • 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
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • ECSC, European Coal and Steel Community created by the Schuman Plan
  • EDC, European Defense Community
  • EDECC, Executive Director, European Coordinating Committee
  • EDF, European Defense Force
  • EDS, Economic Defense Staff, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • EDT, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • EE, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Embdesp (Emdes), Embassy despatch
  • Emboff, Embassy officer
  • Embtel (Emtel), Embassy telegram
  • EPD, European Program Division, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • EPU, European Payments Union
  • ERP, European Recovery Program
  • EUCOM, European Command, United States Army
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State; Europe; European
  • EUR/RA, Office of European Affairs, Bureau of European Afairs, Department of State
  • EXCO, Executive Committee of the Allied Council in Austria
  • Excon, designation for telegrams dealing with the export control program
  • Exim (ExIm, Ex-Im) Bank (Eximbank), Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FAO, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
  • FBO, Division of Foreign Buildings Operations, Department of State
  • FCP, French Communist Party
  • FDP, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party)
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Far East; Far Eastern
  • FEB, Financial and Economic Board, NATO
  • FedRep, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FinMin, Finance Minister
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FO, Force Ouvrière (Workers Force), in France
  • FonAff, Foreign Affairs
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister (Ministry)
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FonSecy, Foreign Secretary
  • FP, Division of Foreign Service Personnel, Department of State
  • FP&TD, Financial Policy and Trade Development Division, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • FRBNY, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • F&TP, Financial and Trade Policy Division, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • FTT, Free Territory of Trieste
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GAA, General Armistice Agreement
  • GADel, United States Delegation at the United National General Assembly; also Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation
  • GAI, Office of German Public Affairs, Department of State
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GEA, Office of German Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • GER, Bureau of German Affairs, Department of State
  • GPA, Office of German Political Affairs, Department of State
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • H, Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • HC, High Commissioner
  • HICOG, United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • HICOM, High Commission(er) for Germany
  • HMG, His Majesty’s Government (British)
  • HPPP, High Priority Production Program
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IAD, Division of Acquisition and Distribution, Department of State
  • IAR, International Authority for the Ruhr
  • IARA, Int[uncleared text]-Allied Reparation Agency
  • IBD, Division of International Broadcasting, Department of State
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IC, Indochina
  • ICCTU, International Confederation of Christian Trade Unions
  • IceGov, Icelandic Government
  • ICFTU, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IE, International Information and Educational Exchange Program, Department of State
  • IFI, Division of International and Functional Intelligence, Department of State
  • IL, International List (of embargoed goods)
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • IMC, International Materials Conference
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • infotel, information telegram
  • INI, Instituto Nacional de Industria (Spanish industrial group)
  • INP, Division of International Press and Publications, Department of State
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • instr, instruction
  • intel, circular information telegram
  • IP, initial payment
  • IPMD-series, series designation for preparatory papers on subjects to be discussed with Italian Prime Minister De Gasperi on his visit to Washington in September 1951
  • IRO, International Refugee Organization
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • ISAC, International Security Affairs Committee
  • ISG, Intergovernmental Study Group (on Germany)
  • ITP, Office of International Trade Policy, Department of State
  • JAG, Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • JAMAG, Joint American Military Advisory Group
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JMST, Joint Military Survey Team
  • Joint Weeka, weekly, interagency summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
  • JSPD, Joint Subsidiary Plans Divisison, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/A, Assistant Legal Adviser for Administration and Foreign Service, Department of State
  • L/E, Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • L/EUR, Assistant Legal Adviser for European Affairs, Department of State
  • L/GER, Assistant Legal Adviser for German Affairs, Department of State
  • L/UNA, Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • LA, Latin America
  • LCGIL, Libera Confederazione Generale Italiana dei Lavoratori, Italian labor group
  • Leg, Legation
  • Legdes, (Legdesp), Legation dispatch
  • Legtel, Legation telegram
  • LOC, line of communication
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MAPAI, Labor Party in Israel
  • Mapam, Mifleget HaPo ‘alim HaM’ uhedet (United Workers Party)
  • MB, Managing Board, Economic Payments Union
  • MDA, Mutual Defense Assistance
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • MEC, Middle East Command
  • MFN, most favored nation
  • MilAtt, Military Attaché
  • MiNatDef (MinNatDef), Ministry for National Defense (France)
  • MinFin, Ministry of Finance
  • MinFonAff, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MN, Monetary Affairs Staff, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • MP, Marshall Plan
  • MP, Member of Parliament
  • MPSB, Military Production and Supply Board, NATO
  • MRP, Mouvement Républicain Populaire, French political party
  • MSA, Mutual Security Act (Agency)
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MTD (P), Medium Term Defense (Plan)
  • MVD, Soviet secret police
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NA, Office of Northeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NAM, National Association of Manufacturers
  • NAT (O), North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NCFE, National Committee for Free Europe
  • NCO, noncommissioned officer
  • NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Near East
  • NEA, Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs
  • niact, night action, communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • Norep, series indicator for telegrams from the military operating rights team in Norway to the Department of State
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OD, overseas development
  • ODMS, Office of the Director for Mutual Security
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OMA, Office of Military Assistance, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSP, off-shore procurement
  • OSR, Office of the United States Special Representative in Europe under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1948
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • ourtel, our telegram
  • P, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • P/POL, Public Affairs Policy Advisory Staff in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • PA, payment allocations
  • PA, Political Adviser
  • PG, military telegram series indicator
  • PC’s, Parties Contractuelles (contractual parties to the Organization for European Economic Cooperation)
  • PCI, Italian Communist Party
  • PD, Passport Division, Department of State
  • PL, Public Law
  • PLI, Prohibited and Limited Industries Agreement
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • POC, Peace Observation Commission
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • PolPress, Polish Press
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • PPS, designation for documents by the Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • Prestel, designation for telegrams summarizing press reports
  • PRI, Partito Republicano Italiano (Italian Republican Party)
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PRL, Parti Républicain de la Liberté, French political party
  • PRS, Program Planning and Evaluation Staff, Department of State
  • PSB, Psychological Strategy Board
  • PSC, Social Christian Party of Belgium
  • PSI, Partito Socialista Italiano (Italian Socialist Party)
  • PSSIIS, Italian political party
  • PT, Peace Treaties
  • R, Office of the Special Assistant for Intelligence, Department of State
  • RA, Office of European Regional Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • RAF, Royal Air Force (British)
  • reDepcirtel, regarding Department of State circular telegram
  • reDeptel, regarding Department of State telegram
  • reEmbtel, regarding Embassy telegram
  • refContel, reference Consulate telegram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • reLegtel, regarding Legation 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
  • Repno, series indicator for telegrams to the military operating rights team in Norway from the Department of State
  • 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
  • RFE, Radio Free Europe
  • RGR, Rassemblement des Gauches Républicaines, French political party
  • RN, Royal Navy (British)
  • RNAF, Royal Norwegian Air Force
  • RNN, Royal Norwegian Navy
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • RPF, Rassemblement du Peuple Français, French political party
  • RPR, Romanian People’s Republic
  • Rpts, series designation for reports prepared in the Department of State for use in possible talks with the Soviet Union in the spring of 1951
  • RSA, rest of the sterling area
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/A, Ambassador at Large, Department of State
  • S/ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of State
  • S/M, Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (Migration Affairs)
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–PR, Protocol Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–S, Committee Secretariat Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SA/M, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (Press Relations)
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SAK, Suomen Amattiyhdistysten Keskusbitto (Central Federation of Finnish Trade Unions)
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCAP, Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers in Japan
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SecGen (Secy Gen), Secretary-General
  • SecState, Secretary of State
  • 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
  • SFIO, Section française de l’internationale ouvrière, official title of the French Socialist party
  • SG, Standing Group of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Council
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • Sigto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the Intergovernmental Study Group on Germany
  • SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken, AB
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Socobel (Socobelge), Standard Oil Company of Belgium
  • SPD, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (German Social Democratic Party)
  • SY, Division of Security, Department of State
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TA, technical assistance
  • TA, trade agreement
  • Taf, series indicator for telegrams from the Commander of the British-United States Zone of the Free Territory of Trieste to the Department of the Army and the British Ministry of Defence
  • TCC, Temporary Council Committee, NATO
  • TD, Telecommunications Policy Staff, Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • telecon, telecommunication conference
  • Todep, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • TO&E, Table of Organization and Equipment
  • 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
  • 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 from the Department of State to the Secretary of State or his Delegation in connection with conferences of Foreign Ministers
  • TRC/TD, Telecommunications Policy Staff, Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • TRUST, Trieste, United States Troops
  • TU, trade union
  • TUAC, Trade Union Advisory Committee, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • TUC, Trade Union Council (British)
  • U, Under Secretary of State
  • UDSR, Union Démocratique et Socialiste de la Résistance, French political party
  • UIL, Unione Italiana del Lavoro (Italian Union of Labor)
  • UM, designation for documentation circulated in the Under Secretary of State’s Meetings
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNA, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNA/P, United Nations Planning Staff, Department of State
  • UNA/R, Refugees and Displaced Persons Staff, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNE, Office of United Nations Economic and Social Affairs, Department of State
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNI, Division of International Administration, Department of State
  • UNICEF, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
  • UNO, United Nations Organization
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • UNSCOB, United Nations Special Committee on the Balkans
  • UP, United Press
  • UPU, Universal Postal Union
  • urdes (urdesp), your dispatch
  • urinfo, your information
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USAFE, United States Air Force, Europe
  • USCOA, United States Command, Austria
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USDep, United States Deputy Representative on the North Atlantic Council
  • USFA, United States Forces in Austria
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIE, United States Information and Educational Exchange Program
  • US Info, United States Information Service
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USPolAd, United States Political Adviser
  • USRep, United States Representative
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VD, Visa Division, Office of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • VIAC, Vienna Inter-Allied Command
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VOANY, Voice of America at New York
  • VOEST, Vereinigte Oesterreichische Eisen und Stahlwerke (United Austrian Iron and Steel Works)
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Weeka, see Joint Weeka
  • WFDY, World Federation of Democratic Youth
  • 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)
  • YuGov, Yogoslav Government