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List of Abbreviations

  • AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
  • ABN, airborne
  • AC&W, aircraft control and warning
  • ACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence)
  • addee, addressee
  • Admino, series indicator for administrative telegrams from CINCPAC
  • AF, Air Force
  • AFCIN, Air Force Chief of Intelligence
  • AFRS, Armed Forces Radio Service
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Aidto, series indicator for telegrams from the Agency for International Development to its missions abroad
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • ammo, ammunition
  • AP, Associated Press
  • APC, armored personnel carrier
  • ARPAC, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • BG, Brigadier General
  • bn, battalion
  • CAS, Controlled American Source
  • CG, Civil Guard
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communists
  • ChiNat, Chinese Nationalist
  • CHMAAG, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • CI, counterinsurgency; commercial imports
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIB, Combined Intelligence Board
  • CIDG, Citizen's Irregular Defense Group
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Force
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CINCUSAPAC, Commander in Chief, United States Army, Pacific
  • CIP, Commercial Import Program
  • CM, Chairman's Memorandum
  • Cmdr, Commander
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • COMUSARPAC, Commander, United States Army, Pacific
  • COMUSMACV, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • CONUS, continental United States
  • COPROR, Committee on Province Rehabilitation
  • CPSVN, Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam
  • CSA, Chief of Staff, Army
  • CSAF, Chief of Staff, Air Force
  • CSCC, Coastal Surveillance Command Center
  • CT, Country Team
  • CVN, Central Vietnam
  • CVTC, Confederation of Vietnamese Trade Congresses
  • CY, calendar year
  • DA, Department of the Army; Defense Attaché; defense assistance
  • DAC, Development Assistance Committee, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • DCFBA, Director General of Budget and Foreign Aid
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • desp, despatch
  • DGI, Director General of Information
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • dissem, dissemination
  • DLF, Defense Loan Fund
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/PRO, Public Relations Office, Department of Defense
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • DTG, date-time-group
  • E & E, emergency and evacuation
  • ECCO, Eastern Construction Company
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • FAR, Forces Armees Royales (Royal Armed Forces, Laos)
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FE, Far East; Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FOS, follow-on spares
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FSO, Foreign Service officer
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • GAO, General Accounting Office
  • G/PM, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • helo, helicopter
  • HQS, headquarters
  • HSAS, Headquarters, Support Activity, Saigon
  • IAF, Far East Branch, United States Information Agency
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • ICSH, International Committee on Strategic Hamlets
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IOP, Office of Policy and Research, United States Information Agency
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • JAOC, Joint Air Operation Center
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JGS, Joint General Staff
  • JOC, Joint Operations Center
  • KIA, killed in action
  • LAS, Long-Range Assistance Strategy
  • LOC, lines of communication
  • MA, military assistance
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MACV, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MEC, Military Executive Committee
  • MRC, Military Revolutionary Council
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • NACO, National Agricultural Credit Office
  • NBC, National Broadcasting Company
  • NCO, non-commissioned officer
  • NCP, National Campaign Plan
  • NEA, Near East and Africa; Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NFLSVN, National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
  • Niact, night action
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NLHX, Neo Lao Hak Xat
  • NOA, new obligational authority
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NRM, National Revolutionary Movement
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NVN, North Vietnam
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence
  • ODMA, Office of the Director for Military Assistance
  • OPCON, operational control
  • OPNL, operational
  • OPSUM, Operations Summary
  • P, piaster; Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PACAF, Pacific Air Force
  • PACFLT, Pacific Fleet
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PAO, Public Affairs Officer
  • PCHT, packing, crating, handling, and
  • transportation PIC, person in command
  • P10, Public Information Officer
  • PIOPS, public information operations
  • PL, Pathet Lao; Public Law
  • plt, platoon
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • psywar, psychological warfare
  • psyops, psychological operations
  • PTT, post, telephone, telegraph
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • rgt, regiment
  • RKG, Royal Khmer Government
  • RLG, Royal Lao Government
  • RVN, Republic of Vietnam
  • RVNAF, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SACSA, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • SDC, Self-Defense Corps
  • SEA, Southeast Asia; Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his party to the Department of State
  • Secy, Secretary
  • SEPES, Service des Etudes Politigues et Sociales (Political and Social Studies Service)
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SFHCVN, Special Forces, High Command, Vietnam
  • SH, Strategic Hamlet
  • SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • sqdn, squadron
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • Stat., United States Statutes at Large
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • TF/Saigon, Task Force in Saigon
  • TF/SEA, Task Force on Southeast Asia
  • TF/VN, Task Force on Vietnam
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Agreements Series
  • Toeid, series indicator for telegrams to the Agency for International Development from its missions abroad
  • TOC, Tactical Operations Center
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State or his party from the Department of State
  • Tousi, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Information Agency from its missions abroad
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UPI, United Press International
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USASGV, United States Army Support Group, Vietnam
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • Usito, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Information Agency to its missions abroad
  • USMACV, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST, United States Treaties
  • VC, Viet Cong
  • VM, Viet Minh
  • VN, Vietnam
  • VNAF, Vietnam Armed Forces; Vietnam Air Force
  • VNMC, Vietnam Marine Corps
  • VNN, Vietnam Navy
  • VNQDD, Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (National Party of Vietnam)
  • VNSF, Vietnamese Special Forces
  • VNSFHC, Vietnamese Special Forces High Command
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WG/VN, Working Group on Vietnam
  • WSM, Women's Solidarity Movement