List of Abbreviations

  • A– , airgram
  • ACEP , Advisory Committee on Export Policy
  • AEC , Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF , Office of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AF of L , American Federation of Labor
  • AFP , Agence France Presse
  • agrmt , agreement
  • Amb , Ambassador
  • AmEmb , American Embassy
  • ANC , African National Congress
  • AP , Associated Press
  • ARA , Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARC , Air Resupply and Communications
  • ASAF , Asian-African
  • AV , Aviation Policy Staff, Department of State
  • BBC , British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BFC , Bureau of Foreign Commerce, Department of Commerce
  • BNA , Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOAC , British Overseas Airways Corporation
  • BOT , Board of Trade (United Kingdom)
  • Brit , British
  • C , Office of the Counselor, Department of State
  • CA , circular airgram
  • CA , Office of Chinese Affairs, Department of State
  • CAB , Civil Aeronautics Board
  • CCC , Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CCTA , Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara
  • CDA , Combined Development Agency
  • CGT , Confédération Générale du Travail (General Federation of Labor)
  • Chi , Chinese
  • CIA , Central Intelligence Agency
  • C.I.D. , Criminal Investigation Detachment
  • C.I.F. , cost, insurance, and freight; the cost paid for goods plus freight and insurance charges
  • CINCEUR , Commander in Chief, Europe
  • CINCNELM , Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CINCUSAFE , Commander in Chief, United States Armed Forces, Europe
  • circ , circular
  • COCOM , Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of nations working to control export of strategic goods to Communist countries
  • Con , Consul; Consulate
  • Cong , Congress; Congressional
  • ConGen , Consul (Consulate) General
  • Contel , Consular telegram
  • CP , Commercial Policy Staff, Office of Economic Defense and Trade Policy, Department of State
  • CPC , Communist Party of Ceylon
  • CPP , Convention People’s Party, a Gold Coast political party
  • CRO , Commonwealth Relations Office (United Kingdom)
  • Def , Department of Defense; defense
  • Delga , series indicator for telegrams from the United States Delegation at the United nations General Assembly
  • Depreftel , Department of State reference telegram
  • Dept , Department (usually the Department of State)
  • Dept Agri , Department of Agriculture
  • Deptel , Department of State telegram
  • des , despatch
  • dipl , diplomatic
  • divn , division
  • DMPA , Defense Materials Procurement Agency
  • DMS , Director of Mutual Security Agency
  • dol , dollar
  • D.O.T. , Dependent Overseas Territory
  • DRN , Division of Research for Near East, South Asia, and Africa, Department of State
  • DSB , Department of State Bulletin
  • DYG , Director General
  • E , Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EA , Ethiopian Airlines
  • ECA , Economic Cooperation Administration
  • ECOSOC , Economic and Social Council, United Nations
  • ED , Investment and Economic Development Staff, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • EDAC , Economic Defense Advisory Committee
  • EDC , European Defense Community
  • EDS , Economic Defense Staff, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • Emb , Embassy
  • Embdes , Embassy despatch
  • EmbOff , Embassy officer
  • Embtel , Embassy telegram
  • EPU , European Payments Union
  • ESCOM , South African Electricity Supply Commission
  • ETD , estimated time of departure
  • Ethio , Ethiopia (n)
  • EUCOM , European Command, United States Army
  • EUR , Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State; Europe; European
  • EUR/P , Public Affairs Office, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/UN , Office of the United Nations, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Excon , designation for telegrams dealing with the export control program; export control
  • ex dock , delivered at dock
  • EX-IM , Eximbank, Export-Import Bank of Washington
  • FADRL , Algerian Front for the Defense and Respect of Liberty
  • FAO , Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations
  • FBI , Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Justice
  • FCN , Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (treaty)
  • FE , Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Far East
  • FE/P , Public Affairs Office, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FEA , French Equatorial Africa
  • FOA , Foreign Operations Administration
  • fon , foreign
  • FonMin , Foreign Minister
  • FonOff , Foreign Office
  • FonSec , Foreign Secretary
  • FonSecy , Foreign Secretary
  • FSO , Foreign Service Officer
  • FSS , Foreign Service Staff
  • FWA , French West Africa
  • FY , fiscal year
  • FYI , for your information
  • G , Deputy Under Secretary of State; Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State
  • G–2 , Army general staff section dealing with intelligence at the divisional or higher level
  • GA , General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Gadel , series indicator for telegrams to the United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • GADel , United States Delegation at the United Nations General Assembly
  • GA Res , General Assembly resolution
  • GATT , General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GOA , Government of Afghanistan
  • GOC , United Nations Good Offices Commission
  • GOC , Government of Ceylon
  • GOE , Government of Ethiopia
  • GOI , Government of India
  • GOP , Government of Pakistan
  • GovGen , Governor General
  • GSA , General Services Administration
  • H , Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • HICOM , High Commissioner
  • HM , Her Majesty
  • IAC , Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IBRD , International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • IBS , International Broadcasting Service, United States International Information Administration, Department of State
  • ICAO , International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICFTU , International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • ICJ , International Court of Justice
  • IIA , United States International Information Administration
  • IMC , International Materials Conference
  • IMF , International Monetary Fund
  • Ind , Indian
  • INR , Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • instrs , instructions
  • IO , Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IPS , International Administrator for the Press Service, United States International Information Administration, Department of State
  • ISA , Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JAS , Joint Administrative Services
  • JCS , Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KAU , Kenya African Union
  • KLM , Royal Dutch Airlines
  • L , Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/EUR , Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for European Affairs, Department of State
  • L/NEA , Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • L/T , Office of the Assistant for Treaty Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/UNA , Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • LA , Latin America
  • Leg , Legation
  • Legtel , Legation telegram
  • Lt. , long ton
  • MA , Military Attaché; also Military Adviser (of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan)
  • MAAG , Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MATS , Military Air Transport Service
  • MD , Munitions Division, Department of State
  • MDAA , Mutual Defense Assistance Act
  • MDAC , Mutual Defense Assistance Control
  • MDAP , Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • ME , Middle East
  • MEA , Ministry of External Affairs of India
  • MEDO , Middle East Defense Organization
  • MinAgri , Minister of Agriculture
  • MinComm , Minister of Commerce
  • MinDel , Minister Delegate
  • MinFin , Minister of Finance
  • MKA. Morrison–Knudsen of Afghanistan, Inc.
  • MP , Member of Parliament
  • MS , Mutual Security
  • MSA , Mutual Security Agency; Mutual Security Act of 1951
  • msg , message
  • MSP , Mutual Security Program
  • MTLD , Mouvement Pour Ie Triomphe des Libertés Démocratiques (Algeria)
  • mytel , my telegram
  • NA , North Africa
  • NAC , National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NAT(O) , North Atlantic Treaty (Organization)
  • NCNC , National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons
  • ND , Néo-Destour
  • NE , Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State; Near East
  • NEA , Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/AF , Office of African Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/EX , Executive Director, Bureau of Near Eastern, South Asian, and African Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/P , Public Affairs Office, 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
  • NIE , National Intelligence Estimate
  • NNRC , Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission
  • noforn , no foreign dissemination
  • Nor Afr , North Africa
  • NR , Northern Rhodesia
  • NSC , National Security Council
  • NYHT , New York Herald Tribune
  • OCB , Operations Coordinating Board
  • ODA , Office of Dependent Area Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • ODM , Office of Defense Mobilization
  • OEEC , Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OFD , Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • OIT , Office of International Trade, Department of Commerce
  • OMP , Office of International Materials Policy, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • OSD , Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • ourtel , our telegram
  • PAA , Pan American Airways
  • Pak , Pakistan
  • PAO , Public Affairs Officer
  • Pari Secy , Parliamentary Secretary
  • Perm Sec , Permanent Secretary
  • PlebAd , Plebiscite Administration
  • PM , Prime Minister
  • Pres , President
  • PriMin , Prime Minister
  • QC , Queen’s Counsel
  • RA , Office of European Regional Affairs, Department of State
  • RAF , Royal Air Force (British)
  • RCA , Radio Corporation of America
  • RDA , Rassemblement Démocratique Africain, a nationalist political party in French West Africa
  • re Deptel , regarding Department of State telegram
  • ref , reference
  • reftel , reference telegram
  • REP , Division of Foreign Reporting, Department of State
  • Res Gen , Resident General
  • reurtel , regarding your telegram
  • Rs , rupee
  • S/, designation for documents issued by the United Nations Security Council
  • S/A , Office of the Ambassador at Large, Department of State
  • S/AE , Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy Affairs
  • S/MSA , Office of the 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
  • S/S–PR , Protocol Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SC , Security Council of the United Nations
  • SE , Special Estimate
  • SEA , Southeast Asia
  • SEATO , Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SNIE , Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOA , Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SoAfr , Union of South Africa; South African
  • Sov , Soviet
  • SY , Division of Security, Department of State
  • SYG , Secretary-General
  • TCA , Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State
  • TCA/NEADS , Near East and African Development Service, Technical Cooperation Administration, Department of State
  • TCM/I , Technical Cooperation Mission, India
  • TCO , Technical Cooperation Officer
  • Telac , series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Acheson while away from Washington
  • TIAS , Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • 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 , Office of Transport and Communications Policy, Department of State
  • TUC , Trade Union Congress
  • Tun , Tunisia
  • Turk , Turkey
  • TWA , Trans-World Airlines, Inc.
  • U , Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UDMA , Union Démocratique du Manifeste Algérien (Democratic Union of the Algerian Manifesto)
  • UGTT , Union Générale des Travailleurs Tunisiens (General Union of Tunisian Workers)
  • UKHC , United Kingdom High Commission; Commissioner
  • UNA , Bureau of United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • UNCIP , United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
  • UND , Office of Dependent Area Affairs, Department of State
  • UNE , Office of United Nations Economic and Social Affairs, Department of State
  • UNGA , United Nations General Assembly
  • UNP , United National Party; Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • UNRep , United Nations Representative
  • UNRIP , United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan
  • UNTA , United Nations Technical Assistance
  • UP , United Press
  • urdes , your despatch
  • urinfo , your information
  • urtel , your telegram
  • USA , United States Army
  • USAF , United States Air Force
  • USAFE , United States Air Force, Europe
  • Usfoto , series indicator for telegrams from the Foreign Operations Administration in Washington to its 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
  • USIS , United States Information Service
  • USMOK , United States Military Observer Group in Kashmir
  • USOM/L , United States Operations Mission in Liberia
  • UST , United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USTT , Union Syndicale des Travailleurs de Tunisie (Syndicale Union of Tunisian Workers)
  • USUN , United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VOA , Voice of America
  • WE , Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • WE/P , Public Affairs Office, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
  • Weeka , weekly, interagency summary analysis from United States diplomatic missions
  • WFTU , World Federation of Trade Unions
  • Wirom , series indicator for certain Department of State administrative telegrams
  • YMCA , Young Men’s Christian Association