Abbreviations

  • ABM, anti-ballistic missile
  • ABNCP, airborne command posts
  • ACE, Allied Command, Europe
  • ADM, atomic demolition munitions
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF, Air Force
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • AJCBM, air-launched intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ALBM, air-launched ballistic missile
  • ANZUS, Australia-New Zealand-United States (treaty organization)
  • ASW, anti-submarine warfare
  • BAOR, British Army on the Rhine
  • BMEWS, Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
  • BNSP, basic national security policy
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • BOMARC, Boeing-Michigan Aeronautical Test Center missile; U.S. Air Force surface-to-air delta winged area defense missile
  • C, Office of the Counselor, Department of State
  • CBR, chemical, biological, and radiological warfare
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CEP, circular error probable
  • CI, Counter-Insurgency (Special Group)
  • CIA, Central intelligence Agency
  • ClNCEUR, Commander in Chief, Europe
  • CINCNORAD, Commander in Chief, North American Air Defense Command
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCSAC, Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command
  • CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • CM, Chairman's Memorandum
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • CONUS, Continental United States
  • CSAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
  • CSD, Commodities Division, Office of International Resources, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • CST, Central Standard Time
  • CW, chemical warhead; chemical warfare
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DEW, distant early warning
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DGZ, Designated Ground Zero
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DPM, draft Presidential memorandum
  • DSTP, Director of Strategy Target Planning
  • ECM, electronic countermeasures
  • FBM, forward-based missile
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FY, fiscal year
  • GCI, ground controlled interception
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • H and D, hardened and dispersed
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ICE, Index of Combat Effectiveness
  • ICF, Index of Comparative Firepower
  • 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 International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • JSCAP, Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan
  • JSOP, Joint Strategic Operations Plan
  • JSTPS, Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff
  • KT, kiloton
  • LOC, line of communication
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MLF, Multilateral Force
  • MM, Minuteman
  • MMT, Military Mobile Training Team
  • MRBM, medium-range ballistic missile
  • MSTS, Military Sea Transportation Service
  • MT, megaton
  • NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NESC, Net Evaluation Subcommittee
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • nm, nautical mile
  • NMCC, National Military Command Center
  • NOA, new obligational authority
  • NORAD, North American Air Defense Command
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSTL, National Strategic Target List
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OCDM, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization
  • OPNAV, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PACCS, Post-Attack Command and Control System
  • PPC, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • PPS, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • PSI, pounds per square inch
  • R & D, research and development
  • RCT, Regimental Combat Team
  • RDT&E, Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation
  • RG, Record Group
  • ROAD, Reorganization Objective, Army Division
  • ROK, Republic of Korea
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SAGE, semi-automatic ground environment system
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SG, Standing Group
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe
  • SIOP, Single Integrated Operational Plan
  • SLAM, Supersonic Low Altitude Missile
  • SLBM, submarine-launched ballistic missile
  • SOSUS, Sound Surveillance Undersea System
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • SRG, Strategic Resources Group
  • SSBN, ballistic missile nuclear submarine
  • SSN, nuclear attack submarine
  • STP, Strategic Target Planning
  • STRAC, Strategic Air Command
  • TAC, Tactical Air Command
  • UN, United Nations
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • VTOL, vertical takeoff and landing
  • WH, White House
  • WSEG, Weapons Systems Evaluation Group