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List of Abbreviations

  • AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFB, Air Force Base
  • A-4D, Skyhawk, U.S. single engine turbojet attack aircraft
  • AG, Attorney General
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb., Ambassador
  • AR, American Republics
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARC, American Red Cross
  • CAP, Combat Air Patrol
  • CCA, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs
  • CI, counter-intelligence
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCAFLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Force, Atlantic
  • CINCARLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Atlantic
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Europe
  • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Atlantic
  • CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike Command
  • COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of Nations
  • COMOR, Committee on Overhead Reconnaissance
  • COMSTs, Commander, Sea Transportation Service
  • CRC, Consejo Revolucionario Cubano, Cuban Revolutionary Council
  • CVA, attack aircraft carrier
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DEFCON(s), Defense condition(s)
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRE, Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, Student Revolutionary Directorate
  • DTG, date-time group (date and exact time on telegrams)
  • ELINT, electronic intelligence
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EMC, electronic countermeasures
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • ExCom, Executive Committee
  • Eyes Only, document to be read only by individuals with a need-to-know
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMF, Fleet Marine Force
  • fol, following
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FROGS, free over ground tactical rockets (Soviet luna rockets)
  • FYI, for your information
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOC, Good Offices Committee
  • GOT, Government of Turkey
  • GSA, General Services Administration
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • HEW, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
  • HMG, Her Majesty's Government
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • ILA, International Longshoreman's Association
  • IL-28, Soviet jet light bomber
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IRBM, intermediate-range ballistic missile
  • Ironbark, special information handling channel for intelligence generated by Colonel Oleg Penkovsky
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
  • JURE, Revolutionary Junta
  • KOMAR, Soviet missile carrying PT boats
  • KW, kilowatt
  • LAAM, light antiaircraft missile
  • LICROSS, League of International Red Cross Societies
  • LS, Division of Language Services, Department of State
  • LST, landing ship, tank
  • MC, memorandum of conversation
  • MEB, Marine Expeditionary Brigade
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MIG, Soviet-made fighter aircraft
  • MLF, multilateral force
  • MRBN, medium-range ballistic missile
  • MSTS, Military Sea Transport Service
  • mtg, meeting
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • niact, night action, telegram indicator requiring immediate action
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NORAD, North American Air Defense Command
  • NPIC, National Photographic Interpretation Center
  • NRO, National Reconnaissance Office
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NY, New York
  • NYFRC, New York Federal Records Center
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • OD, operating directive
  • OECD, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Planning
  • ONE/OCI, Office of National Estimates/Office of Current Intelligence
  • OP, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; operations plan
  • OPLAN, operations plan
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PAA, Pan American Airways
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
  • Polto, series indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State
  • re, regarding
  • reps, representatives
  • res, resolution
  • RLG, Royal Lao Government
  • RPM, Office of Atlantic Political and Military Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • SA, Sterling Area
  • SA-2, Soviet suface to air missile (SAM)
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SAR, search and rescue
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCCS, Special Consultative Committee on Security (OAS)
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence EstimateS/P Policy Planning Council/Staff
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SS-4, Soviet medium-range ballistic missile
  • SS-5, Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile
  • SYG, Secretary General of the United Nations
  • TAC, Tactical Control Squadron
  • TASS, Telegraphnoye Agentstvo Sovyetskogo Soyuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union
  • telcon, telephone conversation
  • Topol, series indicator for telegrams to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations
  • U-2, U.S. high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UDT, Underwater Demolition Team
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNMIS, United Nations Mission
  • urtel, your telegram
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USRO, United States Mission to European Regional Organizations in Paris
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VOA, Voice of America