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Abbreviations

  • ABM, anti-ballistic missile
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ASAP, as soon as possible
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
  • CAP, series indicator for outgoing White House telegrams
  • CC–CPSU, Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • CEMA, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CPR, Chinese People's Republic
  • CPs, Communist Parties
  • CPSU, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • CU, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • CU/EUR, Office of European Programs, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Dept, Department
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Dissem, dissemination
  • DMZ, Demilitarized Zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • EE, Eastern European; Office of Eastern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Emtel, Embassy telegram
  • ENDC, Eighteen-Nation Disarmament Committee
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/BMI, Country Director, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/EX, Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/SES, Soviet and Eastern European Exchanges Staff, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EURATOM, European Atomic Energy Community
  • Exdis, Exclusive Distribution
  • FAA, Federal Aviation Administration
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FE, Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
  • FonMin, Foreign Ministry
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FYI, for your information
  • G, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • G/PM, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
  • GA, General Assembly
  • GDR, German Democratic Republic
  • GOI, Government of India
  • GVN, Government of (South) Vietnam
  • H, Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations, Department of State
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • ICBM, Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile
  • ICC, International Control Commission
  • ICFTU, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • Limdis, Limited Distribution
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MFN, most favored nation
  • MLF, multilateral force
  • MRBM, medium-range ballistic missile
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NAP, Non-Aggression Pact
  • NASA, National Aeronautical and Space Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Niact, night action: communications indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • Nodis, No Distribution
  • Noforn, Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals
  • NPT, Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NY, New York
  • O/B, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Budget
  • O/DDI, Office of the Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OST, Outer Space Treaty
  • P, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PAO, Public Affairs Officer
  • para, paragraph
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • POLAD, political adviser
  • PRC, People's Republic of China
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • RSB, Office of Research and Analysis for Soviet Bloc, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • RSFSR, Russian Republic, Soviet Union
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/AL, Ambassador at Large, Department of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Council or Staff, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–I, Information Section, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SC, Security Council
  • SCA, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) to the Department of State
  • Secy, Secretary
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SES, Soviet and Eastern European Exchanges Staff, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • SCI, Office of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SIG, Senior Interdepartmental Group
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOV, Soviet; Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State; Country Director, Soviet Union, Bureau of European Affairs
  • SU, Soviet Union
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • TASS, Telegrafnoye Agentsvo Sovetskogo Soiuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union)
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State while away from Washington
  • TS, Top Secret
  • U, Under Secretary of State
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UPI, United Press International
  • US, United States
  • US/MC, United States Memorandum of Conversation
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WFTU, World Federation of Trade Unions
  • Z, Zulu time (Greenwich mean time)