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Abbreviations and Cryptonyms

  • ABAKO, Alliance des Ba-Kongo
  • ACOA, American Committee on Africa
  • ADV, Advance Echelon
  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AF/P, Public Affairs Adviser, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFB, Air Force Base
  • AFC, Office of Central African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFI, Office of Inter-African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb, ambassador
  • ammo, ammunition
  • ANC, Armée Nationale Congolaise, Congolese National Army
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARMA, Army Attaché
  • ARMISHI/MAAG, U.S. Army Mission in Iran/Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • BAFM, Belgian Air Force Mission
  • BALUBAKAT, Association des Baluba du Katanga
  • BCF, Belgian Congo Franc
  • BF, Belgian Franc
  • BLOC, communist bloc
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • BRUS, Brussels
  • CA, covert action
  • C/AF, Chief, Africa Bureau, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CAF, Congolese Air Force
  • CAR, Central African Republic
  • CAS, controlled American source
  • CCC, Congo Conciliation Commission
  • CDA, Comité Démocratique Africain
  • Chicom, Chinese Communist(s)
  • Chinat, Chinese nationals
  • CI, counterinsurgency
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, European Command
  • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Armed Forces, Atlantic
  • CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike Command
  • CIVOPS, Civilian Operations in the Congo (UN)
  • CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • CNA, Congo National Army
  • CNL, Committee of National Liberation
  • CO, Commanding Officer
  • COMINT, communications intelligence
  • COMISH, U.S. military mission, Congo
  • COMUSJTF, Commander, U.S. Joint Task Force
  • CONACO, Comité Nationale du Congo [Tshombe’s party]
  • CONAKAT, Confédération des Association Tribales du Katanga
  • Contels, consulate telegrams
  • COQ, Coquilhatville (Congo)
  • COS, Chief of Station
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CRS/CB, Central Reference Service, Collection Branch, Central lntelligence Agency
  • CS, Chief of Staff
  • CWG, Congo Working Group
  • DCI, Director of Central intelligence
  • DCI/OCA, Office of Congressional Affairs, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DDO/AF, Africa Division, Office of the Deputy Director for Operations, Central lntelligence Agency
  • DDO/IMS, Information Management Staff, Office of the Deputy Director for Operations, Central lntelligence Agency
  • DDP, Deputy Director for Plans, Central lntelligence Agency
  • DDP/AF, Africa Division, Office of the Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DEFCON, defense readiness condition
  • DEFMIN, defense minister
  • DEL, delegation
  • DEPCIRCTEL, Department of State, circular telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Deptoff, Department of State Officer
  • DIR, Director
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/GC, General Counsel, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DR, Dragon Rouge, U.S.-Belgian military operation into Stanleyville to rescue the foreign community
  • DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Eliz, Elizabethville
  • Emboff, Embassy Officer
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/FBX, Country Director for France, Benelux, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/SPP, Country Director for Spain and Portugal, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EXDIS, Exclusive Distribution (acronym indicating extremely limited distribution or dissemination)
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FI, foreign intelligence
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FONMIN, Foreign Minister
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FOL, following
  • FONOFF, Foreign Office
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly (UN)
  • GDRC, Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • GOB, Government of Belgium
  • GOC, Government of the Congo
  • GOCL, Government of the Congo at Léopoldville
  • GOK, Government of Katanga
  • GON, Government of Nigeria
  • GOR, Government of Rwanda
  • GOT, Government of Tanzania
  • GOU, Government of Uganda
  • Govts, governments
  • GRAE, Angolan Revolutionary Government in Exile
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • HIM, His Imperial Majesty
  • HM, His Majesty
  • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government
  • HQS, headquarters
  • IBRD, lnternational Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • Iden, identity
  • ICJ, lnternational Court of Justice
  • ICRC, lnternational Committee of the Red Cross
  • IEG, Imperial Ethiopian Government
  • IMF, lnternational Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INTEL, intelligence
  • IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of lnternational Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • ITM, Italian Training Mission
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JTF, joint task force
  • KATGENS, Katangan gendarmes
  • KUBARK, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Leo, Léopoldville
  • LEOP, Léopoldville
  • LIMDIS, limited distribution
  • M, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • MAP, Military Assistance Aid Program
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • merc, mercenary
  • MIL, military
  • MNC, Mouvement National Congolais
  • MOD, Minister of Defense
  • MPC, Mouvement Populaire Congolais
  • msg, message
  • MTT, mobile training team
  • NATO, North American Treaty Organization
  • NIACT, needs immediate action
  • NOFORN, No Foreign Dissemination
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OCAM, Organzation Commune Africaine et Malagache (African-Malagasy Common Organization)
  • ODACID, U.S. Department of State
  • ODDI, Office of the Deputy Director of Intelligence
  • ODYOKE, U.S. Government
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Planning
  • OPIM, Operational Immediate
  • Ops, operations
  • Org, organization
  • PARA, paratroop; paragraph
  • PBPRIME, United States
  • PBPRIMERS, Americans
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • PNP, Parti National du Progress
  • POLAD, political adviser
  • POLIT, political
  • Polto, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State
  • PRIMIN, prime minister
  • psywar, psychological warfare
  • PSA, Parti Solidaire Africain
  • PUNA, Parti de l’Unité National
  • QTE, quote
  • RADECO, Ressemblement des Démocrates Congolaise
  • Re, regarding
  • REFTEL, reference telegram
  • Rep, representative
  • reps, representatives
  • RG, Record Group
  • Roger, channel for communications between the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research (INR) and the chief of mission
  • rpt, repeat
  • Rybat, communications indicator that limits the distribution of sensitive material
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/AH, Office of the Ambassador at Large
  • SA, South Africa
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SAG, South African Government
  • SC RES, Security Council resolutions
  • SC, Security Council (UN)
  • SCS, Office of Special Consular Services
  • SG, Special Group
  • SITREP, situation report
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOV, Soviet
  • SQ, squadron
  • Sta, station
  • STAN, Stanleyville
  • STEY, Stanleyville
  • STRCC, Strike Command cable
  • SYG, Secretary-General (UN)
  • telcon, telephone conversation
  • UAMCE, Union for African and Malagasy Economic Cooperation
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UEAC, Union des Etats de l’Afrique Centrale (Congo)
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UKG, Government of the United Kingdom
  • UM, Union Miniere (Congo)
  • UMHK, Union Miniere du Haut Katanga (Congo)
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNDP, United Nations Development Program
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNOC, United Nations Operations, Congo
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • UNQTE, unquote
  • UNREP, United Nations Representative
  • UNSYG, Secretary General of the United Nations
  • UPI, United Press International
  • URTEL, urgent telegram
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United State Information Agency
  • USRO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organizations and European Regional Organizations
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VDW, Frederick Van der Walle
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VP, Vice President
  • WH, White House
  • WHO, World Health Organization