List of Abbreviations

  • A, airgram
  • ACSP, Arab Collective Security Pact
  • AC & W, Aircraft Control and Warning
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF, Office of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AIOC, Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • ALCSP, Arab League Collective Security Pact
  • AmEmb, American Embassy
  • AMINCO, AMINOIL, American Independent Oil Company
  • ANZUS, Australia, New Zealand
  • API, American Petroleum Institute
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • Aramco, Arabian-American Oil Company
  • ARMA, ARMAT, ArmAtt, Army Attaché
  • AV, Aviation Policy Staff, Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • BAPCO, Bahrein Petroleum Company
  • bbl, barrel
  • BD, board
  • BDCC, British Defense Coordinating Committee (Middle East)
  • BG, David Ben-Gurion
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOP, Board of Policy Planning, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • BP, British Petroleum Company (formerly Anglo-Iranian Oil Company)
  • bp/d, barrels per day
  • BPT, Business Practices and Technology Staff, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CA, Offfice of Chinese Affairs, Department of State
  • CALTEX, California-Texas Oil Company
  • CFP, Compagnie Française des Petroles
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CINCSOUTH, Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Southern Europe
  • cirtel, circular telegram
  • CMD, Command
  • Comdr, Commander
  • Comite, Committee
  • ConGen, Consulate General
  • Contel, Consulate telegram
  • coord, coordinated
  • CP, Crown Prince
  • CRANE, Committee on Regional Activities in the Near East
  • DAF, Dhahran Air Field
  • Decln, Declaration
  • Delga, series indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Delegations at the United Nations General Assembly. also used to refer to the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • Depagm, Department of State airgram
  • Depcirgram, Department of State circular airgram
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • desp, despatch
  • DirGen, Director General
  • DMS, Director of Mutual Security
  • DRN, Division of Research for the Near East, South Asia and Africa, Department of State
  • Dulte, series indicator for personal telegrams from Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • DZ, Demilitarized Zone
  • E, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • ECA, Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
  • EDT, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • EIMAC, Egypt-Israel Mixed Armistice Commission
  • Embdesp, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Ex-Im, Export-Import Bank
  • FCN, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (Treaty)
  • Fed Gov, Fed Rep, Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • FOA, Foreign Operations Administration
  • F.O., Foreign Office
  • F.O.B., free on board
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister, Ministry
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • Fr, France, French
  • FTC, Federal Trade Commission
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • G–2, U.S. Army Intelligence
  • G–3, Army general staff section dealing with operations and training at the divisional or higher level
  • GA, United Nations General Assembly
  • Gadel, series indicator for telegrams to the U.S. Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • GHQ, General Headquarters
  • GMT, Greenwich mean time
  • GOE, Government of Egypt
  • GOI, Government of India; Government of Israel
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon
  • GOP, Government of Pakistan
  • GOS, Government of Syria
  • Grk, Greek
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Department of State
  • H, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, Department of State
  • HICOG, U.S. High Commissioner for Germany
  • HICOM, High Commission(er)
  • HKJ, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • HM, His/Her Majesty
  • HMG, His/Her Majesty’s Government
  • HQ, Headquarters
  • HRH, His/Her Royal Highness
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICPA, International Cooperative Petroleum Association
  • IG, Government of Iraq; Government of Israel
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jlem, Jerusalem
  • JSSC, Joint Strategic Service Committee
  • KOC, Kuwait Oil Company
  • KUOCO, Kuwait Oil Company
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/E, Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • L/NEA, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • Leb, Lebanon
  • Legdesp, Legation despatch
  • Legtel, Legation telegram
  • MAAC, Mutual Assistance Advisory Committee
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAC, Mixed Armistice Commission
  • MAG, Military Advisory Group
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MDA, Mutual Defense Assistance
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • MDS, Mutual Defense Security (Act)
  • ME, Middle East
  • MEC, Middle East Command
  • MECO, Middle East Command Organization
  • MEDLO, Middle East Defense Liaison Office
  • MEDO, Middle East Defense Organzation
  • MEDRECO, Mediterranean Refining Company
  • MELF, Middle East Land Forces
  • MinDef, Minister, Ministry of Defense
  • MinFonAff, Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MS, Mutual Security
  • MSA, Mutual Security Agency/Act
  • MSA/E, Mutual Security Agency/Europe
  • MSA/W, Mutual Security Agency/Washington
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MSTS, Military Sea Transportation Service
  • mytel, my telegram
  • NA, North Africa
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NE, Near East; also, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NEACC, Near East Arms Coordinating Committee
  • NED, Near East Development (Corporation)
  • NE/E, Office of Near Eastern Affairs/Economics
  • niact, night action, immediate reply
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NZ, New Zealand
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • ODM, Office of Defense Mobilization
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy (E Bureau), Department of State
  • OFMA, Office of Foreign Military Affairs, Department of State
  • OIR/OD, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OMA, Office of Military Assistance, Office of the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)
  • OMP, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State
  • ONI, Office of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy
  • OSA, Office of South American Affairs, Department of State
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission
  • PDTC, Petroleum Development Inc., Trucial Coast
  • PED, Petroleum Policy Staff, Office of International Materials Policy, Department of State
  • PG, Persian Gulf
  • PL, Public Law
  • PLDC, Palestine Land Development Corporation
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • POC, Peace Observation Commission
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PWOC, Pacific Western Oil Company
  • R, Office of the Special Assistant for Intelligence, Department of State
  • RA, Office of European Regional Affairs, Department of State
  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • Rapun, series indicator for telegrams from or concerning the U.S. Member of the Advisory Commission to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • RCC, Revolutionary Command Council of Egypt
  • RECNE, Regional Coordinating Committee for the Near East
  • refdes, reference despatch
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/A, Office of the Ambassador at Large
  • SA, Saudi Arabia
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SACLANT, Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic
  • SACME, Supreme Allied Commander, Middle East
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SC, Security Council, United Nations
  • SCA, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • SE, Special Estimate
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams for the U.S. delegation at Foreign Ministers’ meetings
  • Secy, Secretary
  • SG, Standing Group, NATO
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • 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
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SONJ, Standard Oil Company of New Jersey
  • STA, designation for Department of State briefing papers
  • SWE, Division of Southwest European Affairs, Department of State
  • Tapline, Trans Arabian Pipeline Company
  • TCA, Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State
  • Tedul, series indicator for personal telegrams to Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington
  • Telac, series indicator for personal telegrams to Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) [Page X]in connection with international conferences
  • Totec, designation for telegrams dealing with technical assistance
  • TRC, Office of Transport and Communication Policy, Department of State
  • TS, top secret
  • TSO, Truce Supervision Organization
  • TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • TWA, Trans World Airlines
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNA, Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • unnum, unnumbered
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • Unrap, series indicator for telegrams to or concerning the U.S. Member of the Advisory Commission to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine and the Near East
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USAFE, United States Air Force, Europe
  • USCINCEUR, United States Commander in Chief, Europe
  • Usfoto, series indicator for telegrams and airgrams from the Foreign Operations Administration to missions abroad
  • USG, United States Government
  • USGADel, United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIE, United States Information and Educational Exchange Program
  • USMC, United States Maritime Commission
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USOMJ, United States Operations Mission in Jordan
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • WE, Western Europe; Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Weeka, weekly, interagency, summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
  • Wirom, series indicator for certain Department of State administrative telegrams
  • YY, Yusuf Yassin