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List of Abbreviations

  • A, airgram
  • acft, aircraft
  • Adm, Admiral
  • AF, Air Force
  • AFB, Air Force Base
  • AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor, Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARPAC, Army of the Pacific
  • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • B, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • B/FAC, Deputy Coordinator for Foreign Assistance, Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • BIS, British Information Services
  • BNA, Office of British and Northern European Affairs, Department of State
  • bn(s), battalion(s)
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CAS, Controlled American Source
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization CF, Conference File
  • CG, Civil Guard
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist
  • ChiNats, Chinese Nationalists
  • CHMAAG, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • CHMAAG SVN, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group, South Vietnam
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CINCUSARPAC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • CIO, Central Intelligence Organization
  • CIP, Counterinsurgency plan
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • Codel, Congressional Delegation
  • Comdr, Commander
  • COMUS Vietnam, Commander of U.S. Forces, Vietnam
  • CONUS, Continental United States
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CT, country team
  • CY, calendar year
  • DA, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of Army
  • DA IN, designation for cables received at the Department of Army Command Center
  • DAC, Development Assistance Corporation
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DEF, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of Defense
  • DefSec, Secretary of Defense
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • dissem, dissemination
  • DJSM, Director of the Joint Staff memorandum
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • DTG, date time group
  • EDCOR, Defense psychological warfare project in the Philippines during the 1950’s
  • Embdes(p), Embassy despatch
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • Emtel, Embassy telegram
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • FAL, Forces d'Armee de Laos (Lao Armed Forces)
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FE/SEA, Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FECON, Far East Conference
  • FO, Foreign Office
  • fol, following
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • Gen, General
  • GNA, Greek National Army
  • Gp, group
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GOP, Government of Philippines
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • Hq, Headquarters
  • Hq Det, Headquarters Detachment
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration; intelligence collection area
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • info, information
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IPS/IBS, International Press Service/International Broadcasting Service
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • ISC, Internal Security Council
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
  • JGS, Joint General Staff
  • JUSMAG, Joint U.S. Military Advisory Group
  • JUSMAPG, Joint U.S. Military Advisory and Planning Group
  • km, kilometer
  • kw, kilowatt
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • LOC, Lines of Communication
  • log, logistic
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAGCH-CS, series indicator for telegrams from the Chief of Staff of the Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAGCH-LO, series indicator for telegrams from the Liaison Office of the Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAGCH-SA, series indicator for telegrams from the Special Assistant to the Chief of the Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MilAd, Military Adviser
  • MNR, Vietnamese political group
  • msg, message
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MSU, Michigan State University
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCO, Noncommissioned Officer
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian 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
  • NISC, National International Security Council
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NPSS, National Police and Security Service
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NVN, North Vietnam
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OPLAN, operation plan
  • OSA, Office of the Special Assistant to the Ambassador in Vietnam
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSO/OSD, Office of Special Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PACAF, Pacific Air Force
  • PACFLT, Pacific Fleet PACOM. Pacific Command
  • PAO, Public Affairs Officer
  • Pl, photo interpretation
  • PL, Public Law; Pathet Lao
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • PolAd, Political Adviser
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • PPC, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PsyOps, Psychological Operations
  • PsyWar, Psychological Warfare
  • RAdm, Rear Admiral
  • RCT, Regimental Combat Team
  • ref, reference
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RKG, Royal Khmer Government
  • RLA, Royal Laotian Army
  • RLG, Royal Laotian Government
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • RVNAF, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SDC, Self-Defense Corps
  • SEA, Southeast Asia; Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SEATO, Southeast Asian Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecGen, Secretary-General
  • SEPES, Service for Social and Political Studies, Vietnamese Civilian Intelligence Agency
  • SFG, Special Financial Group
  • SGN, series indicator for telegrams from the Military Assistance Advisory Group in Vietnam
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SPA, Office of Southwest Pacific Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • TF(VN), Task Force (on Vietnam)
  • Toaid, series indicator for telegrams sent to the Agency for International Development (AID) in Washington from AID missions in the field
  • trfd, transferred
  • bps, troops
  • TS, Top Secret
  • U, Under Secretary of State; Unclassified
  • U/MSC, Deputy Coordinator of the Mutual Security Program, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UDT, underwater demolition teams
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • US/FW, U.S. field workers
  • US/MC, U.S. memorandum of conversation
  • USA, U.S. Army; United States of America
  • USAF, U.S. Air Force
  • USAMHI, U.S. Army Military History Institute
  • USARPAC, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • USCOB, U.S. Command, Berlin
  • U.S. ELINT, U.S. electronic intelligence
  • USFV, U.S. Forces, Vietnam
  • USG, U.S. Government
  • USIA, U.S. Information Agency
  • USIS, U.S. Information Service
  • USOM, U.S. Operations Mission
  • VNA, Vietnamese Army
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VC, Viet Cong
  • VM, Viet Minh
  • VN, Vietnam; Vietnamese
  • VNA, Vietnamese National Army
  • VNAF, Vietnamese Armed Forces
  • Z, Greenwich Mean Time
  • Zone D, Viet Cong jungle base area northeast of Saigon