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List of Abbreviations and Symbols

  • AA, anti-aircraft
  • AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
  • AC&W, aircraft control and warning
  • ADA, Americans for Democratic Action
  • ACE, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFFE, Army Forces Far East
  • AG, Adjutant General
  • ANZUS, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (the ANZUS Pact nations)
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARC, Annual Review Committee
  • ATF, fleet ocean tug
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • C, Counselor, Department of State
  • CA, Office of Chinese Affairs, Department of State
  • CAF, Chinese Air Force (Republic of China)
  • CAMG, Office of Civil Affairs and Military Government, Department of the Army
  • CAT, Civil Air Transport
  • CCP, Chinese Communist Party
  • CG AFFE/ARMYEIGHT, Commanding General, Army Forces Far East, Eighth Army
  • CGUSARPAC, Commanding General, United States Army, Pacific
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist
  • ChiNat, Chinese Nationalist
  • CHINCOM, China Committee, a permanent working group of the Paris Consultative Group of nations working to control export of strategic goods to Communist countries
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCFE, Commander in Chief, Far East
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CIO, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of nations working to control export of strategic goods to Communist countries
  • COMFORM DEFCOM, Commander, Formosa Defense Command
  • COMSEVENTHFLT, Commander, Seventh Fleet
  • COMTAIWAN DEFCOM(US), Commander, Taiwan Defense Command
  • COMUS, Commander, United States Forces
  • CP, command post
  • CPPCC, Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference
  • CPR, Chinese People’s Republic
  • DA, Defense Agency; Department of the Army
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DFS, Direct Forces Support
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRF, Division of Reserch for Far East, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • Dulte, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Dulles while away from Washington; also used as series indicator for telegrams to Dulles from the head of the United States Delegation at an international conference
  • E, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • EAS, Department of State Executive Agreement Series
  • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
  • EE, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Department of State
  • Embdesp, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FCN, Friendship, Commerce and Navigation (Treaty)
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FE/P, Public Affairs Adviser, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FEAF, Far East Air Forces
  • FEC, Far East Command
  • FMC, Foreign Ministers Conference
  • FOA, Foreign Operations Administration
  • Fr, France
  • FY, fiscal Year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • GA, General Assembly
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GMT, Greenwich mean time
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GOP, Government of Pakistan
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • HICOM, High Commissioner
  • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government (United Kingdom)
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • ICBM, Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KMT, Kuomintang (Nationalist Party), Republic of China
  • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LST, landing ship, tank
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAC, Military Armistice Commission
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MDA, Mutual Defense Assistance
  • MDAP, Mutual Defense Assistance Program
  • ME, Middle East
  • MND, Ministry of National Defense (Republic of China)
  • MSA, Mutual Security Assistance
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MWDP, Mutual Weapons Development Program
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Niact, night action; communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIC, National Indications Center
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NPC, National People’s Congress (People’s Republic of China)
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NZ, New Zealand
  • O, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OFD, Office of Financial and Development Policy, Department of State
  • OIR, Office of Intelligence Research, Department of State
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSP, offshore procurement
  • P, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PASEP, being passed separately
  • PAO, Public Affairs Officer
  • PCH&T, packing, crating, handling, and transportation
  • PL, Public Law
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PSA, Office of Philippine and Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • RCT, regimental combat team
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • S/MSA, Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Mutual Security Affairs
  • S/P, Assistant Secretary of State for Policy Planning
  • S/S, The Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SCA, Administrator, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • SCAP, Supreme Commander, Allied Powers
  • SEA, Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • Secto, series indicator for telegraphs from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • SUNFED, Special United Nations Fund for Economic Development
  • SYG, Secretary-General
  • TDC, Taiwan Defense Command
  • Tedul, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Dulles while absent from Washington; also used as series indicator for telegrams from Dulles to the head of the United States Delegation at an international conference
  • TH, Theater
  • TO&E, Table of Organization and Equipment
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) at international conferences
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • U/OP, The Operations Coordinator, Department of State
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UKG, Government of the United Kingdom
  • UKHC, United Kingdom High Commissioner
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNC, United Nations Command
  • UNCURK, United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • UNTS, United Nations Treaty Series
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USARMA, United States Army Attaché
  • USARMLO, United States Army Liaison Officer
  • USARPAC, United States Army, Pacific
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST,United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USTDC, United States Taiwan Defense Command
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VAdm, Vice Admiral
  • VOA, Voice of America