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.

  • AA, anti-aircraft
  • ACC, Allied Control Council for Germany
  • Actel, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • AFP , Agence France Presse (French Press Agency)
  • AGSec , Allied General Secretariat, Allied High Commission for Germany
  • AHC , Allied High Commission for Germany
  • AMG , Allied Military Government
  • ANZUS , Australia, New Zealand, United States
  • AR , Annual Review
  • Aramco , Arabian American Oil Company
  • ARC , Annual Review Committee
  • ARQ , Annual Review Questionnaire
  • ARS , Action Républicain et Sociale (French Political Party)
  • ASDIC , Anti-Submarine Detection Investigation Committee
  • ASIC , Associated States of Indochina
  • AWX , type of airplane
  • Benelux , Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg
  • BHE , Bund der Heimatvertriebenen und Entrechteten (League of Expellees and Disfranchised)
  • BNA , Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOB , Bureau of the Budget
  • C , Counselor of the Department of State
  • ca , circular airgram
  • Cab , Cabinet
  • CD , Council Deputies
  • CDU , Christlich-Demokratische Union (Christian Democratic Union)
  • CFM , Council of Foreign Ministers
  • CGIL , Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (General Confederation of Labor in Italy)
  • Chanc , Chancellor
  • CHANCOM , Channel Command
  • CIA , Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIC , Commander in Chief
  • CINC , Commander in Chief
  • CINCAAFCE , Commander in Chief, Allied Air Forces, Central Europe
  • CINC(AF)MED , Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Mediterranean
  • CINCALFCE , Commander in Chief, Allied Land Forces, Central Europe
  • CINCEUR , Commander in Chief, Europe
  • CINCNELM , Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CINCNorth , Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe
  • CINCSouth , Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe
  • CNO , Chief of Naval Operations
  • Coled , series indicator for telegrams from the United States Observer to the Interim Committee of the European Defense Community
  • Colux , series indicator for telegrams from the United States Chiefs of Mission meeting at Luxembourg, September 18–19, 1953
  • Contel , Consulate telegram
  • Cotel , Country Team telegram
  • CP , Communist Party
  • CPF , Communist Party of France
  • CSC , Coal and Steel Community
  • CSU , Christlich Soziale Union (Christian Social Union)
  • CY , calendar year
  • DA IN , Department of the Army incoming telegram
  • DefDept , Defense Department
  • DefMin , Defense Minister
  • Defto , series indicator for telegrams to the Department of Defense
  • Depcirtel , Department of State circular telegram
  • Dep(s) , Deputy (Deputies)
  • Deptel , Department of State telegram
  • Depto , series indicator for telegrams from the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • DGB , Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund (German Federation of Trade Unions)
  • DKV , Deutsche Kohleverein (German Central Coal Sales Agency)
  • DM , Deutsche Mark
  • DMS , Director of Mutual Security
  • DOD , Department of Defense
  • DP , Deutsche Partei (German Party)
  • DPB , Defense Production Board
  • DTG , date time group
  • Dulte , series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • EB , Executive Bureau
  • ECA , Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECE , Economic Commission for Europe
  • ECSC , European Coal and Steel Community
  • EDC , European Defense Community
  • ED/IC , Interim Committee of the European Defense Community
  • Edcol , series indicator for telegrams to the United States Observer to the Interim Committee of the European Defense Community
  • EDF , European Defense Force
  • ED(S)T , eastern daylight (savings) time
  • EE , Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Emb , Embassy
  • Embtel , Embassy telegram
  • EPC , European Political Community
  • EPEK , Ethniki Prodeftiki Enosis Kendrou (National Progressive Union of the Center), Greek political coalition
  • EPU , European Payments Union
  • ERP , European Recovery Program
  • EUCOM , European Command
  • EUR , Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FDP , Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party)
  • FE , Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Far East
  • FEB , Financial and Economic Board
  • FedRep , Federal Republic of Germany
  • FinMin , Finance Minister
  • FM , Foreign Minister
  • FOA , Foreign Operations Administration
  • FOCE , Forces of Occupation, Central Europe
  • FonMin , Foreign Minister
  • FonOff , Foreign Office
  • FonSec , Foreign Secretary
  • FIT , Free Territory of Trieste
  • FY , fiscal year
  • FYI , for your information
  • G , Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • GA , General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GAF , Greek Air Force
  • GDR , German Democratic Republic
  • GER , Bureau (from 1953, Office) of German Affairs, Department of State
  • GFR , German Federal Republic
  • GMT , Greenwich Mean Time
  • GNP , gross national product
  • 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
  • HICOG , United States High Commissioner for Germany
  • HICOM , High Commission (er)
  • HICOM/P , paper of the Allied High Commission for Germany
  • HMG , His (Her) Majesty’s Government
  • IC , Indochina
  • ICJ , International Court of Justice
  • ILO , International Labor Organization
  • Indo , Indochina
  • infotel , information telegram
  • infra , infrastructure
  • Infra Comte , Infrastructure Committee
  • IRC , International Red Cross
  • IS , International Staff
  • ISA , Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • JCS , Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KPD , Kommunistische Partei Deutschlands (Communist Party of Germany)
  • L , Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/GER , Assistant Legal Adviser for German Affairs, Department of State
  • LibDef , series indicator for telegrams from the United States Air Attaché in Lisbon
  • LOC , lines of communication
  • LST , landing ship, tank
  • MAAG , Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MC , Military Committee
  • MC–PC , Military Committee–Political Committee
  • MDA , Mutual Defense Assistance
  • MDAP , Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • ME , Middle East
  • MEDO , Middle East Defense Organization
  • Mil Com(ite) , Military Committee
  • MOG , meetings on Germany
  • MP , Member of Parliament
  • MRC , Military Representatives Committee
  • MRP , Mouvement Républicain Populaire (French Political Party)
  • MSA , Mutual Security Agency
  • MSA/G , Mutual Security Agency Mission in Greece
  • MSB , Military Security Board
  • msg , message
  • MSP , Mutual Security Program
  • MTB , motor-torpedo boat
  • mytel , my telegram
  • NA , North Atlantic
  • NAC , North Atlantic Council
  • NAT(O) , North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NATO AR , North Atlantic Treaty Organization Annual Review
  • NATO IS (NATIS) , North Atlantic Treaty Organization Information Service
  • NATOP , North Atlantic Treaty Organization preparatory paper
  • NCO , noncommissioned officer
  • 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
  • NNG , Netherlands New Guinea
  • noforn , no foreign nationals (distribution)
  • NPC , Nine-Power Conference
  • NPT , Nine-Power Talks
  • NRW , Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
  • NSC , National Security Council
  • OCB , Operations Coordinating Board
  • ODM , Office of Defense Mobilization
  • OEEC , Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OIR , Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OSD , Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSP , offshore procurement
  • ourtel , our telegram
  • P/POL , Public Affairs Advisory Staff, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PA/HO , Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PCI , Partito Communista Italiano (Italian Communist Party)
  • Perm Rep , permanent representative
  • Perm Under Sec , Permanent Under Secretary
  • PM , Prime Minister
  • PNM , Partito Nazionale Monarchico (National Monarchist Party)
  • POL , petroleum, oil, lubricants
  • Polto , series indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Special Representative in Europe (after June 12, 1953, the U.S. Permanent Representative on the North Atlantic Council)
  • POW , prisoner of war
  • PPS , Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PriMin , Prime Minister
  • PSC , Social Christian Party
  • PSDI , Partito Socialista Democratico Italiano (Italian Social Democratic Party)
  • RA , Office of European Regional Affairs, Department of State
  • RAF , Royal Air Force (British)
  • RCAF , Royal Canadian Air Force
  • reEmbtel , regarding Embassy telegram
  • reftel , reference telegram
  • Repto , series indicator for telegrams from the Special Representative in Europe to the Economic Cooperation Administration in Washington
  • RI , Republic of Indonesia
  • ROK , Republic of Korea
  • RPF , Rassemblement du Peuple Français (French Political Party)
  • S , Secretary of State
  • S/A , Ambassador at Large, Department of State
  • S/AE , Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy Affairs
  • S/MSA , Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Mutual Security Affairs
  • S/P , Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S , Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAC , Strategic Air Command
  • SACEUR , Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SACLANT , Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic
  • Safehaven , code name for a United States program begun in 1944 to block the flight of Axis capital assets to neutral countries
  • SCAPE , Supreme Commander, Allied Powers, Europe
  • SC , Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCEM , Signing Ceremonies in Europe, May
  • SCS , Screening and Costing Staff
  • SEA , Southeast Asia
  • SEATO , Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SecGen , Secretary-General
  • Secto , series indicator for telegrams to the Department of State from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • SED , Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschlands (Socialist Unity Party)
  • SFIO , Section Française de l’Internationale Ouvrière (French Socialist Party)
  • SG , Standing Group
  • SGLO , Standing Group Liaison Office(r)
  • SGM , Standing Group Memorandum
  • SHAPE , Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • Soc , Socialist
  • SOF , status of forces
  • SPD , Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (German Social Democratic Party)
  • SRE , Special Representative in Europe
  • TAC , Tactical Air Command
  • TCC , Temporary Council Committee
  • Tedul , series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • telecon , telephone (teletype) conference
  • TGG , Tripartite Group on Germany
  • Todep , series indicator for telegrams to the United States Deputy Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • Topol , series indicator for telegrams to the United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council
  • Tosec , series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • UDSR , Union Démocratique et Socialiste de la Résistance (French Political Party)
  • UN , United Nations
  • UNGA , United Nations General Assembly
  • UNRRA , United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
  • UP , United Press
  • ur , your
  • URAS , Union des Républicains et d’Action Sociale (French Political Party)
  • urtel , your telegram
  • USAREUR , united States Army, Europe
  • USCINCEUR , United States Commander in Chief, Europe
  • USDel , United States Delegation
  • USDel/TCC , United States Delegation on the Temporary Council Committee
  • USEUCOM , United States Army, European Command
  • USIA , United States Information Agency
  • USIE , United States Information and Educational Exchange Program
  • USLO , United States Liaison Office(r)
  • USRO , United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations
  • WE , Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State; Western Europe
  • WEU , Western European Union
  • WG , working group
  • Wise Men , Temporary Council Committee of the North Atlantic Council