List of Abbreviations

  • ASCI, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Army
  • ANL, Armée Nationale de Laos (Lao National Army)
  • ANZUS, Australia, New Zealand, United States
  • ARMA; ARMATT, Army Attaché
  • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • BN, Battalion
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • BPR, Bureau of Public Roads
  • CAT, Civil Air Transport
  • CDNI, Committee for the Defense of National Interests
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CFEP, Council on Foreign Economic Policy
  • CGUSAFPAC, Commanding General, U.S. Air Force, Pacific
  • CGUSARPAC, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist
  • CHPEO, Chief, Programs Evaluation Office
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CID, Committee for Industrial Development
  • CIF, cartage, insurance, freight
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Force
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CINCPAC POLAD, Political adviser to the Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCUSARPAC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • CND, Centre National des Documents (National Documents Center)
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • COB, close of business
  • CONUS, Continental United States
  • CPR, Chinese People’s Republic
  • CT, Country Team
  • CY, Calender Year
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DEPTAR, Department of the Army
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DF, Defense Forces
  • DLF, Defense Liaison Fund; also Development Loan Fund
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • DS, Defense Support
  • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (of the United Nations)
  • Embdesp, Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • FAL, Forces Armées de Laos (Armed Forces of Laos)
  • FARK, Forces Armées Royales Khmeres(Royal Khmer Armed Forces)
  • FDP, Free Democratic Party
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FE/SEA, Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FKR, Free Khmer Radio
  • FM (FMM), French Military Mission
  • FY, Fiscal Year
  • FYI, For Your Information
  • GA, General Assembly
  • GAO, Government Accounting Office
  • GOF, Government of France
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GUS, Government of the United States
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • HCR, High Command for the Revolution
  • HM, His Majesty
  • HQ, Headquarters
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • Icato, series indicator for telegrams from the International Cooperation Administration
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IDA, Institute for Defense Analysis
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IRBM, Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KMT, Kuomintang
  • LHL, Lao Hom Lao (Rally of the Lao People)
  • LP, Luang Prabang (Royal capital of Laos)
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MLG, Military Liaison Group
  • MPO, Military Planning Office (of SEATO)
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council; also National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Problems
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCO, Non-Commissioned Officer
  • Niact, night action, communications indicator requiring immediate action
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NLHX(Z), Neo Lao Hat Xat (Zat) (Lao Patriotic Front, political arm of the Pathet Lao)
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OB, Operation Brotherhood
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • P&I, propaganda and information
  • PA, Procurement Acquisition
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PARU, Police Aerial Resupply Unit (Thailand)
  • PAVN, People’s Army of Vietnam
  • PEO, Programs Evaluation Office
  • PL, Pathet Lao
  • POLAD, Political adviser
  • POW, Prisoner of War
  • PRESWHO, President White House Office, series indicator for telegrams from the President
  • refair, reference airgram
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • RGL, Royal Government of Laos
  • RKG, Royal Khmer Government
  • RLG, Royal Lao Government
  • RLP, Rally of the Lao People
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • RPL, Rassemblement du Peuple Lao
  • RTG, Royal Thai Government
  • RVN, Republic of Vietnam
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SEA, Southeast Asia; also Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State when he is away from Washington
  • SF, Special Forces
  • SIDASP, Service interministerial de documentation et action social et politique (Interministerial Service of Social and Political Action)
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • SPA, Office of Southwest Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TAD, Temporary Assignment Duty
  • TC, Division of Language Services, Department of State
  • TDY, temporary duty
  • TERM, Temporary Equipment Recovery Mission
  • TG, Thai Government
  • TO&E, Table of Organization and Equipment
  • Toica, series indicator for telegrams to the International Cooperation Administration
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State when is away from Washington
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Department of State
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNSYG, United Nations Secretary-General
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USARMA, United States Army Attaché
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USRO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VM, Viet Minh
  • VN, Vietnam
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State