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List of Abbreviations

  • ABM, anti-ballistic missile system
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFOAT, Air Force Assistant for Atomic Energy
  • AFOAT–1, surface and air burst nuclear test detection system
  • AFTAC, Air Force Technical Applications Center
  • AICBM, anti-intercontinental ballistic missile system
  • ALBM, air-launched ballistic missile
  • ARPA, Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • ASW, antisubmarine warfare
  • BMEWS, ballistic missile early warning system
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • BOMARC, surface-to-air anti-aircraft missile
  • BW, biological warfare
  • Cahto, series indicator for telegrams from Secretary of State Herter when away from Washington
  • CEA, Council of Economic Advisers
  • CEG, Comparative Evaluation Group
  • CEP, circular error, probable—a measure of missile accuracy
  • CF, Conference Files
  • CFEP, Council on Foreign Economic Policy
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CONUS, Continental United States
  • CRAF, Civil Reserve Air Fleet
  • CVA, conventionally powered aircraft carrier
  • CVAN, nuclear powered aircraft carrier
  • CW, chemical warfare
  • Del, delegation
  • Denuc, series indicator for telegrams from the Delegation to the Geneva Conference on the Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapon Tests
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DEW line, distant early warning air defense installations in northern Canada
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • Dynasoar, rocket-launched long-range space glider project
  • ECM, electronic countermeasures
  • ELINT, intelligence from intercepted electromagnetic signals
  • EURATOM, European Atomic Agency
  • FAA, Federal Aviation Administration
  • FY, fiscal year
  • GAO, General Accounting Office
  • HE, high explosive
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • IDO, International Disarmament Organization
  • IGY, International Geophysical Year
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IOC, initial operating capability
  • IRBM, intermediate-range ballistic missile
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JSOP, Joint Strategic Operations Plan
  • JSPS, Joint Strategic Planning Staff
  • JSTPS, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff
  • KT, kiloton
  • M, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MRBM, medium-range ballistic missile
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MT, megaton
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • Niact, night action; communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • n.m., nautical mile
  • NOA, new obligational authority
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NORAD, North American Air Defense Command
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSTPS, National Strategic Target Planning Staff
  • NTL, national target list
  • Nusup, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Delegation to the Geneva Conference on the Discontinuance of Nuclear Weapon Tests
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OEEC, Organization for European Economic Cooperation
  • OCDM, Office of Civilian Defense Mobilization
  • ODM, Office of Defense Mobilization
  • ONR, Office of Naval Research
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • P.L., Public Law
  • Q–1, a seismic measure of magnitude
  • R&D, research and development
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • S/AE, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy Affairs
  • S&L, supply and logistics
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his delegation to the Department of State
  • SIOP, Single Integrated Operational Plan
  • SLAM, supersonic low-altitude missile
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOR, Specific Operating Requirement aircraft (long-range jet powered cargo aircraft)
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • STRAC, Strategic Army Corps
  • Supnu, series indicator for telegrams from the
  • Tocah, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Herter when away from Washington
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State or his delegation
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNDC, United Nations Disarmament Commission
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • VELA, project designed to improve detection of nuclear tests
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WSEG, Weapons System Evaluation Group