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Abbreviations and Terms

  • addee, addressee
  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • APC, Armored Personnel Carrier
  • backchannel, a method of communication outside normal bureaucratic procedure; the Nixon White House, for instance, used backchannel messages to bypass the Department of State
  • BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
  • C–5A, military transport aircraft designed to carry troops and heavy cargo
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CBU, Cluster Bomb Unit
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • COMINT, Communications Intelligence
  • COMSEC, Communications Security
  • CRA, Continuing Resolution Authority
  • CSCE, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • Del, Delegation
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Dissem, dissemination
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • E and E, emergency and evacuation
  • ECM, electronic countermeasures
  • EEC, European Economic Community
  • ELINT, Electronic Signals Intelligence
  • EOB, Executive Office Building
  • ERDA, Energy Research and Development Administration
  • EXCOM, Executive Committee
  • Exdis, Exclusive Distribution (extremely limited distribution)
  • F–4, Phantom II Fighter Bomber
  • FLIR, Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer
  • Foxbat, NATO codename for the Soviet MIG–25 fighter jet
  • FROG, Free Rocket over Ground, Soviet artillery rocket
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • GNP, Gross National Product
  • GOE, Government of Egypt
  • GOI, Government of Israel
  • GOJ, Government of Jordan
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon
  • GOS, Government of Syria
  • Hakto, series indicator for telegrams sent by Henry Kissinger
  • Hawk, surface-to-air missile
  • ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDF, Israel Defense Force
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, 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
  • J, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Lance, mobile field artillery tactical missile
  • Limdis, Limited Distribution
  • LGB, laser guided bomb
  • LOU, Limited Official Use
  • LST, Tank Landing Ship (formally defined as Landing Ship, Tank)
  • M–48, U.S. Army tank used extensively in Vietnam
  • M–60, machine gun
  • MEPC, Middle East Peace Conference
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MFN, Most Favored Nation
  • ME, Middle East
  • MEPC, Middle East Peace Conference
  • MIG–23, Soviet fighter jet
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State; after April 27, 1974, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
  • NEA/ARN, Country Director for Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, and Iraq Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/ARP, Country Director for Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, and Aden Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/EGY, Country Director for Egyptian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/IAI, Country Director for 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/SYR, Country Director for Syian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • Nodis, no distribution (other than to persons indicated)
  • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • OAPEC, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OV–1D, surveillance airplane
  • PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PL–480, Public Law 480
  • PLA, Palestine Liberation Army
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • PRC, People′s Republic of China
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • Rep(s), Representative(s)
  • Res, Resolution
  • RG, Record Group
  • RN, Richard Nixon
  • rpt, repeat
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SA–7, Soviet portable and shoulder-fired surface to air missile
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SCUD, surface-to-surface missile system
  • SG, Secretary General
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams sent by the Secretary of State
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SIGINT, Signals Intelligence
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • SR–71, U.S. Air Force jet known as the Blackbird; a successor to the U–2, gathering intelligence at high altitude
  • SRG, Senior Review Group; Special Review Group
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–O, Operations Center, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • TASS, Soviet news agency
  • Tohak, series indicator for telegrams to Henry Kissinger
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State
  • TOW, Tube-launched, Optically Tracked, Wire Guided (Anti-Tank Missile System)
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UJA, United Jewish Appeal
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNDOF, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
  • UNEF, United Nations Emergency Force
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
  • UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • WH, White House
  • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group