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Abbreviations and Terms

  • ADB, Asian Development Bank
  • ADD, Agency for Defense Development
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AH, Alexander Haig
  • AHC, Attack Helicopter Command (South Vietnam)
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • AK–47, Soviet-manufactured assault rifle
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AMEMBASSY, American Embassy
  • AOB, air order of battle
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
  • ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • ASPAC, Asian and Pacific Council
  • BOB, Bureau of the Budget
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Force
  • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
  • CINCUNC, Commander in Chief, United Nations Command
  • CINCUSARPAC, Command in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific
  • CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • COMUSJAPAN, Commander, U.S. Forces, Japan
  • COMUSK, Commander, U.S. Forces, Korea
  • COMUSMACV, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • ConGen, Consulate General
  • CONUS, Continental United States
  • CPR, People’s Republic of China
  • CY, calendar year
  • CVA, attack aircraft carrier
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DEFCON, defense readiness condition
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Dis or Diss, dissemination
  • DMZ, Demilitarized Zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DPRK, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • DRP, Democratic Republican Party (Republic of Korea)
  • E, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
  • EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EA/K, Officer in Charge of Korean Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EAP, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • EC–121, unarmed, four-engine propeller-driven reconnaissance aircraft
  • Exdis, exclusive distribution
  • Ex-Im, Export-Import Bank
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, United Nations General Assembly
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOJ, government of Japan
  • GOK, government of Korea
  • govt, government
  • GRC, government of the Republic of China
  • GVN, government of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • HK, Hong Kong; Henry Kissinger
  • HQ, headquarters
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • IG, Interdepartmental Group
  • info, information
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/REA, Office of Research and Analysis for East Asia and Pacific, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IRBM, intermediate range ballistic missile
  • ISA, Bureau of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • J, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • JHH, John Herbert Holdridge
  • JSOP, Joint Strategic Objectives Plan
  • KATUS, Korean Augmentation Troop, U.S. Army
  • KCIA, Korean Central Intelligence Agency (South Korea)
  • KIST, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
  • KMAG, Korean Military Advisory Group
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • Limdis, limited distribution
  • M–1, U.S. military field rifle (World War II and Korean War era)
  • M–16, U.S. military field rifle
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAC, Military Armistice Commission
  • MACV, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MDL, Military Demarcation Line (Korea)
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MiG, Soviet-built fighter aircraft
  • MIRV, multiple independently targeted reentry vehicle
  • MND, Minister of National Defense; Ministry of National Defense
  • MOD, Minister of Defense; Ministry of Defense
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NDP, New Democratic Party (South Korea)
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NK, North Korea
  • NM, nautical mile
  • NNSC, Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission (United Nations)
  • NOA, new obligational authority
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • Notal, not all (telegram A, referenced in telegram B, was not sent to all the recipients of telegram B)
  • NPT, Nonproliferation Treaty
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSCIG, National Security Council Interdepartmental Group
  • NSC–U/S, National Security Council, Under Secretaries’ Committee
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • NVA, North Vietnamese Army
  • NVN, North Vietnam
  • O&M, operations and maintenance
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OBE, overtaken by events
  • ODDI, Office of the Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • OJCS, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSD/ISA, Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OUSD, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
  • P, the President
  • PACAF, Pacific Air Force (United States)
  • PACOM, Pacific Command (United States)
  • PARA, Policy Analysis and Resource Allocation; paragraph
  • PIO, press information office
  • PL, Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • POLAD, political advisor
  • Polcouns, political counselor
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • QTE, quote
  • R&D, research and development
  • RB, Reconnaissance Bureau (North Korea)
  • Reftel, reference telegram
  • Rep, representative
  • RG, record group
  • RH, Richard Helms
  • RN, Richard Nixon
  • RNC, Republican National Committee
  • ROC, Republic of China
  • ROK, Republic of Korea (South Korea)
  • ROKA, Republic of Korea Army
  • ROKAF, Republic of Korea Air Force
  • ROKFV, Republic of Korea Forces, Vietnam
  • ROKG, Republic of Korea Government
  • ROKMC, Republic of Korea Marine Corps
  • ROTC, Reserve Officer Training Corps
  • rpt, repeat
  • RVN, Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
  • RVNAF, Republic of Vietnam, armed forces
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/P, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SEA, Southeast Asia
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecState, Secretary of State
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his party to the Department of State
  • Secy, Secretary of State
  • Secy Gen, Secretary General
  • Septel, separate telegram
  • SIG, Senior Interdepartmental Group
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • TCC, Troop Contributing Countries
  • Telcon, telephone conversation
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State or his party while away from Washington
  • TS, top secret
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • U–S/M, Under Secretaries’ memorandum
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNC, United Nations Command
  • UNCURK, United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • Unqte, unquote
  • US, United States
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USC, Under Secretaries’ Committee
  • USFY, United States fiscal year
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • UW, unconventional warfare
  • VC, Viet Cong
  • VN, Vietnam
  • VP, Vice President
  • WH, White House
  • WNRC, Washington National Records Center
  • WSAG, Washington Special Action Group
  • Z, Zulu time (Greenwich Mean Time)