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List of Abbreviations

  • AC, aircraft
  • ACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff (Army), Intelligence
  • admin, administration/administrative
  • AF, air force
  • AFP, Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • AFPFL, Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League
  • AG, Attorney General
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Aidto, series indicator for telegrams from the Agency for International Development
  • ANZUS, Australia-New Zealand-United States (treaty organization)
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARMA, Army Attaché
  • ARPAC, Army, Pacific
  • ASA, Association for Southeast Asia
  • ASAF, Asia/Africa
  • ASAS, Association of Southeast Asian States
  • ASW, anti-submarine warfare
  • BCP, Burmese Communist Party
  • BDF, Burmese Defense Forces
  • BG, battle group
  • BLT, battalion landing team
  • BPP, Border Patrol Police
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • CALTEX, Standard Oil of California, Texas
  • CAT, Civil Air Transport
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CG, Commanding General
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist
  • ChiNats, Chinese Nationalist
  • CHMAAG, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • CHJUSMAAG, Chief, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • CI, counter intelligence
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIA-DDP, Central Intelligence Agency, Deputy Directorate, Plans
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CJTF, combined joint task force
  • CODEL, congressional delegation
  • COMUSMACTHAI, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Thailand
  • COMUSMACV, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • CONUS, continental United States
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CPB, Communist Party Burma
  • CR, cavalry reconnaissance
  • CT, Country Team
  • DAC, Development Assistance Committee
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DDI/ONE, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DLF, Development Loan Fund
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (of the United Nations)
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EX-IM, Export-Import
  • FARK, Forces Armées Royales Khmeres (Royal Khmer Armed Forces)
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FCN, friendship, commerce, and navigation
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FMM, French Military Mission
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly (of the United Nations)
  • GI, government issue
  • GOI, Government of Indonesia
  • GON, Government of the Netherlands
  • GOP, Government of the Philippines
  • GOT, Government of Thailand
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GUB, Government of the Union of Burma
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICA, International Cooperation Administration
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • Indo, Indonesia
  • Inf Bn, infantry battalion
  • Inf Co, infantry company
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RFE, Office of Research for the Far East, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • ISA, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • ISP, International Security Plan
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
  • JFK, John F. Kennedy
  • JUSMAG, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group
  • KIA, Kachin Independence Army
  • KLM, Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines)
  • KMT, Kuomintang
  • KNU, Karen National Union
  • KNDO, Karen National Defense Organization
  • KS, Khmer Serei
  • LAS, long-range assistance strategy
  • LFE, Assistant Legal Adviser, Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • LP, Liberal Party
  • MA, military aid
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Plan
  • Maphilindo, Malaysia-Philippines-Indonesia
  • Masjumi, Majelis Syoro Muslimin Indonesia (Council of Indonesia Muslim Assosciations)
  • MDC, mobile development units
  • MDP, master defense plan
  • MEDT, miltary equipment delivery team
  • MILTAG, military advisory group
  • MND, Ministry of National Defense
  • MOBRIG, mobile brigade
  • Mtn Pack Inf Co, Mountain Pack Infantry Company
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NG, New Guinea
  • Niact, needs immediate action
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estmate
  • Nofom, no foreign dissemination
  • NP, Nationalista Party
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NU, Nahdatul Ulama (Muslim Scholar Party)
  • NVN, North Vietnam
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OFD, Office of Finance Development
  • OIC, officer in charge
  • ONE, Office of National Estimates
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • P, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PACAF, Pacific, Air Force
  • PACFLT, Pacific Fleet
  • PACOM, Pacific Command
  • PARU, Police Aerial Resupply Unit
  • PC, Philippine Constabulary
  • PG, planning group
  • PKT, Partai Komunis Indonesia (Indonesia Communist Party)
  • PL, Pathet Lao
  • PL/VM, Pathet Lao/Viet Minh
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNI, National Party of Indonesia
  • POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
  • POLAD, Political Adviser
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PSI, Partai Sosialis Indonesia (Indonesian Socialist Party)
  • PX, post exchange
  • RCT, Regimental Combat Team
  • RCTHDQ, Regimental Combat Team’s headquarters
  • RDVN, Rural Development, Vietnam
  • Res, resolution
  • RG, Record Group
  • RGUB, Revolutionary Government of the Union of Burma
  • RKG, Royal Khmer Government
  • RT, Royal Thai
  • RTA, Royal Thai Army
  • RTAF, Royal Thai Air Force
  • SC, Security Council (of the United Nations)
  • SEA, Southeast Asia; Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SEATELCOM, Southeast Asia telecommunications
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while he is away from Washington
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SG, Secretary-General (of the United Nations)
  • SLAT, Special Logistics Action, Thailand
  • SNIE, Special National Security Estimate
  • SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement
  • S/P, Policy Planning Council/Staff
  • STANVAC, Standard Vacuum Oil Company
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • SYG, Secretary-General (of the United Nations)
  • TEA, Thai Exiles Assosciation
  • TF, task force
  • TG, Thai Government
  • T/O, table of organization
  • UK, United Kingdon
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNTEA, United Nations Temporary Executive Agency
  • UP, Union Party
  • URC, Union Revolutionary Council
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USOM, United States Operations Mission
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VC, Viet Cong
  • VDC, Volunteer Defense Corps
  • VLF, very low frequency
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • WNG, West New Guinea