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Abbreviations and Terms

  • AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
  • addee, addressee
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • APC, armored personnel carrier
  • Aramco, Arabian American Oil Company
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • BAM, (Straits of) Bab al-Mandeb
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • BSO, Black September Organization
  • CBU, cluster bomb
  • CCC, Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Europe
  • CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
  • CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike Command
  • CJCS, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • COMINT, communications intelligence
  • COMUSFORAZ, Commander, U.S. Forces, Azores
  • COSVN, Central Office for South Vietnam
  • CSCE, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • CY, calendar year
  • DAO, Defense Attaché Office
  • DATT, defense attaché
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DEFCON, Defense Condition
  • Dept, Department of State
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Deptoff, Department of State officer
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DI/OER, Office of Economic Research, Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DirGen, Director General
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, Department of Defense, International Security Affairs
  • DPRC, Defense Program Review Committee
  • DSD, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • EC, European Community
  • ECM, electronic countermeasure
  • EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
  • ELINT, electronic intelligence
  • EmbOff, Embassy officer
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • Exdis, Exclusive Distribution (extremely limited distribution)
  • EXIM, Export-Import Bank
  • FAO, Food and Agricultural Organization
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FROG, Free-Rocket-Over-Ground
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly (United Nations)
  • Gen., General
  • GMT, Greenwich Mean Time
  • GNP, Gross National Product
  • GOA, Government of Algeria
  • GOE, Government of Egypt
  • GOI, Government of Israel
  • GOJ, Government of Jordan
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • Hakto, series indicator for telegrams from Henry Kissinger
  • Helo(s), helicopter(s)
  • HHS, Harold H. Saunders
  • HUMINT, human intelligence
  • IAEC, Israel Atomic Energy Commission
  • IAF, Israeli Air Force
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDA, Institute for Defense Analysis
  • IDF, Israeli Defense Forces
  • INR, 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
  • IRG, Interdepartmental Regional Group
  • JAA, Jordan Arab Army
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • K, Henry A. Kissinger
  • KGB, Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (State Security Committee) (USSR)
  • KM, kilometer
  • LAW, light anti-tank weapon
  • LIG, Legislative Interdepartmental Group
  • Limdis, Limited Distribution
  • LSE, Lawrence S. Eagleburger
  • LTA, light transport aircraft
  • MAC, Military Airlift Command (U.S. Air Force)
  • MAC, Military Assistance Commission
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MASF, Military Assistance Service Funded
  • MBFR, Mutual Balanced Force Reduction
  • M.B.P.D., million barrels per day
  • ME, Middle East
  • Memcon, Memorandum of Conversation
  • MFN, Most Favored Nation
  • MIG, A.I Mikoyan i M.I. Gurevich (commonly, the model of Soviet fighter aircraft named for aircraft designers Mikoyan and Gurevich)
  • MG, Major General
  • MilAtt, Military Attaché
  • 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/EGY, Office of Egypt Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NESA, Near East and South Asia
  • NMCC, National Military Command Center
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIC, National Intelligence Council
  • NoDis, No Distribution (other than to persons indicated)
  • Noforn, No Foreign Dissemination
  • Notal, not received by all addressees
  • NPT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSCIC, National Security Council Intelligence Committee
  • OAPEC, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OBE, overtaken by events
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OC/T, Communications Center, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission (United Nations)
  • PermRep, Permanent Representative (United Nations)
  • PFLOP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PHOTINT, photographic intelligence
  • P.L., Public Law
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, PriMin, PrMin, Prime Minister
  • POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants; political
  • PolOff, Political Officer
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PRCLO, Liaison Office of the People’s Republic of China
  • Ref, reference
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • Rep(s), Representatives
  • Res., Resolution (United Nations)
  • RG, Record Group
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SARG, Syrian Arab Republic Government
  • SC, Security Council (United Nations)
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • Sec. Gen., Secretary General
  • SecState, Secretary of State
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SIGINT, signals intelligence
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SOB, son of a bitch (an expletive)
  • SUMED, Suez Mediterranean pipeline
  • SYG, Secretary-General (United Nations)
  • TAC, Tactical Air Command
  • TASS, Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskovo Soyuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union), Soviet news agency
  • TDY, Temporary duty telcon, telephone conversation
  • TIAS, Treaties and International Acts Series
  • Tohak, series indicator for telegrams to Henry Kissinger
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State
  • TOW, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire command data link, anti-tank missile
  • TS, top secret
  • U, unclassified
  • UAR, United Arab Republic
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNEF, United Nations Emergency Force
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • US, United States
  • USA, United States of America; United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USCINCEUR, United States Commander-in-Chief, Europe
  • USDAO, United States Defense Attaché Office
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USINT, United States Interests Section
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • USRep(s), United States Representatives
  • USS, United States Ship
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • WH, White House
  • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group
  • Z, zulu time (Greenwich Mean Time)