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Abbreviations and Terms

  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AF/N, Office of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Spanish Sahara, Tunisia, Sudan, Mauritania Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AMB, Ambassador
  • ASU, Arab Socialist Union, Egypt’s only political party
  • ASW, Anti-Submarine Warfare
  • BG, Brigadier General
  • CBU, Cluster Bomb
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CJCS, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • COMINT, Communications Intelligence
  • DAO, Defense Attaché’s Office
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Dept, Department of State
  • DeptOff, Department of State officer
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • ECM, Electronic Countermeasures
  • EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
  • ELINT, Electronic Intelligence
  • EmbOff, Embassy Officer
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • Exdis, Exclusive Distribution
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office/Foreign Official
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly
  • Gen., General
  • GMT, Greenwich Mean Time
  • GNP, Gross National Product
  • GOI, Government of Israel
  • GOJ, Government of Jordan
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon
  • GUAR, Government of the United Arab Republic
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • HHS, Harold H. Saunders
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IAF, Israeli Air Force
  • IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDAF, Israel Defense Air Forces
  • IDF, Israel Defense Forces
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DRR, Directorate for Regional Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RNA/NE, Office of Research and Analysis for Near East and South Asia, Near East Division, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RSE, Office of Research and Analysis for USSR and Eastern Europe, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • JAF, Jordanian Air Force
  • JD, Jordanian Dollar
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • ME, Middle East
  • Memcon, Memorandum of Conversation
  • MIG, A.I. Mikoyan i M.I. Gurevich (Soviet fighter aircraft named for aircraft designers Mikoyan and Gurevich)
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/ARN, Office of Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, and Iraq Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/ARP, Office of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, and Aden Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/EGY, Office of Egyptian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/RA, Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/UAR, Office of United Arab Republic Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NPT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • Nodis, No Distribution (other than to persons indicated)
  • Noforn, No Foreign Dissemination
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSD/ISA, Office of the Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.
  • PA, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PM/MAS, Office of Military Assistance and Sales, Bureau of Poltico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • Reftel, reference telegram
  • RES, Resolution
  • RG, Record Group
  • RN, Richard Nixon
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SA–2, Surface-to-Air Missile
  • SA–3, Surface-to-Air Missile
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat of the Department of State
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
  • SAM, Surface-to-Air Missile
  • SC, Security Council
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while away from Washington
  • Septel, separate telegram
  • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • SSM, Surface-to-Surface Missile
  • SYG, United Nations Secretary General
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State while away from Washington
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNDP, United Nations Development Program
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDAO, United States Defense Attaché Office
  • USG, United States Government
  • USINT, United States Interests Section
  • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • WHO, World Health Organization
  • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group
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