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List of Abbreviations

  • A, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • AC&W, aircraft control and warning
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AFN, Office of Northern African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFW, Office of Western African and Malagasy Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AG, Attorney General
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • AID/NESA, Agency for International Development, Bureau for Near East and South Asia
  • AJC, American Jewish Committee
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • ARAMCO, Arabian-American Oil Company
  • ARMISH/MAAG, U.S. Army Mission in Iran/Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • ATUC, Aden Trade Union Congress
  • AUB, American University of Beirut
  • AVP, aviation pontoon (small seaplane tender)
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BG, B-G, initials of David Ben Gurion
  • BLT, battalion landing team
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • CCMS, Combined Chiefs of Military Staff of CENTO
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CEP, cylindrical electrostatic probe
  • CHARMIS - MAAG, Chief, Army Mission-Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist(s)
  • CHUSELM, Chief, U.S. Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CHUSMTM, Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia
  • CI, counterinsurgency
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, Europe
  • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic
  • CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
  • CINCSTRIKE, , Commander in Chief, Strike Command
  • CINS, CENTO Institute of Nuclear Science
  • CMPS, Combined Military Planning Staff, CENTO
  • COMSOTFE, Commander, Support Operations Task Force, Europe
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CRP, control and reporting post
  • CW, chemical warfare; chemical warhead
  • DCS, Domestic Contact Service (CIA)
  • DD, U.S. Naval designation for destroyer
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • DDP, Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Del, Delegation
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • DepMinDef, Deputy Minister of Defense
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DLF, Development Loan Fund
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DN, direct negotiations
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/NESA, Department of Defense, Office of Near East and South Asia
  • DS, Defense Support
  • DTG, date-time-group
  • DZ, Demilitarized Zone
  • EDT, estimated departure time
  • EEC, European Economic Community
  • Emb, Embassy
  • EmbOff, Embassy officer
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • EUCOM, European Command
  • EUR/BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EXIM Bank, Export-Import Bank
  • FITU, Federation of Independent Trade Unions (Lebanon)
  • FLO, Foreign Liaison Office of the Israel Defense Forces
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FRC, Foreign Relations Committee; Federal Records Center
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
  • GAA, General Armistice Agreement
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GENMIS, Gendarmerie Mission (Iran)
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOC, Government of Canada
  • GOF, Government of France
  • GOI, Government of Iran; Government of Iraq; Government of Israel
  • GOJ, Government of Jordan
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon; Government of Libya
  • GOT, Government of Turkey
  • GOY, Government of Yemen
  • G/PM, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
  • GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • GUAR, Government of the United Arab Republic
  • HICOM, High Commission(er)
  • HJK, Hashemite Jordanian Kingdom
  • HKJ, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • HMG, Her (His) Majesty's Government
  • HMS, Her (His) Majesty's Ship
  • HRH, Her (His) Royal Highness
  • HQS, headquarters
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IAF, Iranian Air Force
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICEM, Intergovernmental Committee for European Migrants (United Nations)
  • ID, Iraqi dinars
  • IDA, International Development Association
  • IDF, Israel Defense Forces
  • IIA, Imperial Iranian Army
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RNA, Office of Research and Analysis for Near East and South Asia, 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
  • IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • ISMAC, Israeli-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission
  • JAA, Jordan Arab Army
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • JJ, initials of Joseph Johnson
  • KDP, Kurdistan Democratic Party
  • Limdis, Limit Distribution
  • LOC, lines of communication
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAC, Mixed Armistice Commission
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MCMs, milliard cubic meters
  • ME, Middle East
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • MF, initials of Myer Feldman
  • MIDEASTFOR, Middle East Force
  • MIG, A.I. Mikoyan i M.I. Gurevich (Soviet fighter aircraft named for designers Mikoyan and Gurevich)
  • MODA, Minister of Defense and Aviation (Saudi Arabia)
  • MSP, Mutual Security Program
  • MTM, Military Training Mission
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NCO, noncommissioned officer
  • NCRC, National Council of the Revolutionary Command (Iraq)
  • NE, Near East; Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEACC, Near East Arms Coordinating Committee
  • NEA/GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NESA, Near East and South Asia
  • NF, National Front (Iran)
  • Niact, night action, immediate reply
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIOC, National Iranian Oil Company
  • Noforn, no foreign distribution
  • NR, Office of Near Eastern, South Asian Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OPLAN, Operation Plan
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OUSARMA, Office of the United States Army Attache
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PAG, Provisional Algerian Government
  • PalRef, Palestine Refugees
  • PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission (United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine)
  • PCH&T, packing, crating, handling, and transportation
  • PL, Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PMDG, Permanent Military Defense Group, CENTO
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • Polto, series indicator for telegrams from the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State
  • PPS, Parti Populaire Syrien (Syrian National Party)
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • R&D, research and development
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • Res, Resolution
  • RG, Record Group
  • RSAF, Royal Saudi Air Force
  • SA, surface-to-air missiles
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SACSA, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities (Joint Chiefs of Staff)
  • S/AE, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy and Outer Space
  • SAF, South Arabian Federation
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SAR, Syrian Arab Republic
  • SARC, Supreme Arab Revolutionary Command of the Armed Forces (Syria)
  • SARG, Syrian Arab Republic Government
  • SAVAK, Farsi language acronym for Iranian National Security and Information Organization (Sazman-i Ittili'at va Amniyat-i Kishvar)
  • SC, Security Council of the United Nations
  • SCP, Security Classification Procedure
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecGen, Secretary General
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) when away from Washington to the Department of State
  • SITREP, situation report
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • S/O, Operations Center, Department of State
  • SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • SPC, Special Political Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
  • SR, Special Representative
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SSM, surface-to-surface missiles
  • S/S - RO, Reports and Operations Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • STRAC, Strategic Army Corps
  • SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • TA, trade agreement
  • TF, Task Force
  • TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
  • TO&E, Table of Organizations and Estimates
  • Toica, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the International Cooperation Administration
  • Topol, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) when away from Washington
  • TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UARG, United Arab Republic Government
  • UAS, United Arab States
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UKUN, United Kingdom Mission at the United Nations
  • UN, United Nations
  • UN Res Rep, United Nations Resident Representative
  • UNDel, United Nations Delegation
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNSYG, United Nations Secretary-General
  • UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization
  • UNYOM, United Nations Yemen Observation Mission
  • UPU, Universal Postal Union
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USCINCEUR, U.S. Commander in Chief, Europe
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USMTM, United States Military Training Mission
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • WH, White House
  • WP 5, Working Plan V
  • YAR, Yemen Arab Republic
  • YARG, Yemen Arab Republic Government
  • YRH, Your Royal Highness
  • Yugos, Yugoslavs