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Abbreviations and Terms

  • A, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
  • A/BF, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Budget and Finance
  • A/O, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Operations
  • A/SY, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security
  • ABC, American Broadcasting Company
  • ABM, anti-ballistic missile
  • ACA, Office of Asian Communist Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • ADDI, Assistant Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AF, Air Force; also Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFGE, American Federation of Government Employees
  • AFL–CIO, American Federation of Labor–Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AFSA, American Foreign Service Association
  • AHEPA, American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AP, Associated Press
  • APAG, Atlantic Policy Advisory Group
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/LA, Office for Latin America, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/MGT, Office of Management, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/RPP, Office of Regional Political Programs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
  • ASTP, Apollo–Soyuz Test Project
  • AVF, All Volunteer Force
  • B–1, U.S. strategic bomber
  • B–52, U.S. all-weather, intercontinental, strategic heavy bomber powered by eight turbojet engines
  • BEX, Board of Examiners of the Foreign Service, Department of State
  • C, Office of the Counselor of the Department of State
  • CASP, Country Analysis and Strategy Paper
  • CBO, Congressional Budget Office
  • CBS, Columbia Broadcasting System
  • CCINC, Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics
  • CCP, Consolidated Cryptologic Program
  • CDU, Control Data Corporation
  • CDU, Christliche-Demokratische Union (Christian Democratic Union, West Germany)
  • CEA, Council of Economic Advisers
  • CECLA, Comisión Especial de Coordinación Latino Americana (Special Committee for Latin American Coordination) (United Nations)
  • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
  • CEO, Chief Executive Officer
  • CEP, Council of Economic Planners, also Council on Economic Policy
  • CFI, Committee on Foreign Intelligence
  • CFIM, Council on Foreign Intelligence Memorandum
  • Chicom(s), Chinese Communist(s)
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIAP, Central Intelligence Agency Program
  • CIEP, Council on International Economic Policy
  • CIEPSM, Council on International Economic Policy Study Memorandum
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • COB, close of business
  • COMINT, communications intelligence
  • COSVN, Central Office for South Vietnam
  • CPI, Consumer Price Index
  • CPSU, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • CSCE, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • CSDI, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions
  • CSU, Christliche-Soziale Union (Christian Social Union, West Germany)
  • CU, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • CY, calendar year
  • D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State; also Democrat
  • D/LOS, Office of the Law of the Sea, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
  • DAO, Defense Attaché Office
  • DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution
  • DAS, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
  • D/BFS, Executive Secretary of the Board of Foreign Service and Employee Management Relations Commission, Department of State
  • D.C., District of Columbia
  • DCA, defense cooperation agreement
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCID, Director of Central Intelligence Directive
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
  • D/DCI/IC, Deputy to the Director for Central Intelligence for the Intelligence Community
  • D/DCI/NIO, Deputy to the Director for Central Intelligence for National Intelligence Officers
  • DDI, Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DDO, Deputy Director for Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DDS & T, Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency
  • DEFCON, defense readiness condition
  • DEFO, Defense Field Office
  • Dept, Department of State
  • DFI, Director of Foreign Intelligence
  • DFL, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (Minnesota)
  • DG, Director General of the Foreign Service
  • DG/PC, Office of Program Control, Department of State
  • DG/PER, Deputy Director General and Director of Personnel, Department of State
  • DGI, Director General of Intelligence
  • D/HA, Coordinator for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DISC, Domestic International Sales Corporation
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DPRC, Defense Program Review Committee
  • DRP, Defense Review Panel
  • DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)
  • DSAA, Defense Security Assistance Agency
  • E, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EA, Bureau of East Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • EB, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EB/IFD, Office of International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EC, European Community
  • ECLA, Economic Commission for Latin America
  • ECOSOC, United Nations Economic and Social Council
  • EEC, European Economic Community
  • EEO, Equal Employment Opportunity
  • EIC, Economic Intelligence Committee
  • E.O., Executive Order
  • EOB, Executive Office Building
  • EOP, Executive Office of the President
  • EPA, Environmental Protection Agency
  • EPB, Economic Policy Board
  • ER, Executive Registry
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/RPE, Office of OECD European Community and Atlantic Political-Economic Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EXCOMM, executive committee
  • EXDIS, exclusive distribution
  • EXIM, Export-Import Bank
  • FAM, Foreign Affairs Manual
  • FAS, Foreign Agricultural Service
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FBS, forward-based systems
  • FDP, Freie Demokratische Partei (Free Democratic Party, West Germany)
  • FEA, Federal Energy Administration
  • FEO, Federal Energy Office
  • FIA, Foreign Intelligence Agency
  • FMS, foreign military sales
  • FNLA, Frente Nactional de Libertacao de Angola (National Front for the Liberation of Angola)
  • FOI, Freedom of Information
  • FOIA, Freedom of Information Act
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
  • FS, Foreign Service
  • FSI, Foreign Service Institute
  • FSIO, Foreign Service Information Officer
  • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
  • FSR, Foreign Service Reserve Officer
  • FSR/JO, Foreign Service Reserve (Junior Officer) program
  • FSRU, Foreign Service Reserve Unlimited
  • FSS, Foreign Service Staff Officer
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, United Nations General Assembly
  • GAO, General Accounting Office
  • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
  • GEOS, Global Experimental Ocean Satellite
  • GI, government issue
  • GLOP, global outlook policy
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GPO, Government Printing Office
  • GRC, Republic of China Government
  • GS, General Schedule
  • GSP, Generalized System of Preferences
  • GVN, Government of Vietnam
  • H, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • HAKTO, series indicator for telegrams sent by Kissinger when away from Washington
  • HEW, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
  • HFAC, House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • HK, Henry Kissinger
  • HR, House Resolution
  • HUD, Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • HUMINT, human intelligence
  • I, Independent
  • IAC, Intelligence Advisory Committee
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • IC, Intelligence Community
  • ICBM, inter-continental ballistic missile
  • ICCS, International Commission of Control and Supervision
  • ICG, Intelligence Coordinating Group
  • ICSU, International Council of Scientific Unions
  • IDA, International Development Association; also Institute for Defense Analysis
  • IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
  • IDIU, Interdivision Information Unit
  • IEA, International Energy Agency
  • IEC, Interagency Evaluation Committee
  • IERG, International Energy Review Group
  • IFAD, International Fund for Agricultural Development
  • IFI, International Financial Institution
  • IG, Interdepartmental Group; also Inspector General
  • IGA, Office of the Inspector General of Foreign Assistance, Department of State
  • IGCP, Intelligence Guidance for COMINT Programming
  • ILO, International Labor Organization
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INCP, International Narcotics Control Program
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/CIS, Current Intelligence Staff, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/IL, Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IOB, Intelligence Oversight Board
  • IPRC, Intelligence Policy Review Committee
  • IRAC, Intelligence Resources Advisory Committee
  • IRB, International Resources Bank
  • IRS, Internal Revenue Service
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • ITT, International Telephone and Telegraph
  • IWY, International Women’s Year
  • JAW, James A. Wilderotter
  • J.C., Jimmy Carter
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JFK, John Fitzgerald Kennedy
  • JO, junior officer
  • JOT, junior officer training
  • JR, Joint Resolution
  • K, Kissinger
  • KIQ, key intelligence question
  • KT, kiloton
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser of the Department of State
  • L/PM, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • LANDSAT, land satellite
  • LDC, less developed country
  • LDX, long distance xerography
  • LHS, Laurence H. Silberman
  • LIG, Legislative Interdepartmental Group
  • LOA, letter of agreement
  • LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide
  • LSE, Lawrence S. Eagleburger
  • M, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management
  • M/DG, Bureau of Personnel, Director General of the Foreign Service, Department of State
  • M/EEO, Equal Employment Opportunity Office, Department of State
  • M/EP, Office of Equal Employment, Department of State
  • M/FSI, Director, Foreign Service Institute
  • M/MO, Office of Management Operations, Department of State
  • M/WA, Special Assistant for Women’s Affairs, Department of State
  • MAG, Military Assistance Group
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MASF, military assistance support funded
  • MBFR, Mutual Balanced Force Reductions
  • MBO, Management by Objectives
  • MCDA, Mutual Cooperation and Development Agency
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • MFN, Most Favored Nation
  • MIA, missing in action
  • MiG, Soviet fighter aircraft
  • MILGROUP, military group
  • MIRV, multiple independently-targeted reentry vehicle
  • MNC, multi-national corporation
  • MODE, Monitoring Overseas Direct Employment
  • MPLA, Movimento Popular de Libertacao de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)
  • MR, memorandum for the record; also military region
  • MRB, Management Reform Bulletin
  • MTN, multilateral trade negotiations
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NARA, National Archives and Records Administration
  • NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NBC, National Broadcasting Company
  • NEA, 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
  • NFIB, National Foreign Intelligence Board
  • NFIP, National Foreign Intelligence Program
  • NIC, National Intelligence Council
  • NID, National Intelligence Daily
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIEO, New International Economic Order
  • NIO, National Intelligence Officer
  • Nodis, no distribution (other than to persons indicated)
  • NRO, National Reconnaissance Office
  • NRP, National Reconnaissance Program
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSCIC, National Security Council Intelligence Committee
  • NSCID, National Security Council Intelligence Directive
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • NYT, New York Times
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASGA, Organization of American States General Assembly
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • ODA, Official Developmental Assistance
  • ODC, Office of Defense Cooperation
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Preparedness
  • OER, Office of Economic Research
  • OES, Bureau of Oceans and International and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
  • OFP, Open Forum Panel
  • OGC, Office of the General Counsel, CIA
  • OHA, Office of Humanitarian Affairs
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • OPRED, overseas personnel reductions
  • ORM, Office of Refugee and Migration Affairs
  • OSS, Office of Strategic Services
  • OTS, Outside the System
  • P, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Department of State
  • PA, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
  • PARA, Policy Analysis and Resource Allocation
  • PARM, Policy Analysis and Resource Management
  • PDB, President’s Daily Brief
  • PER, Bureau of Personnel, Department of State
  • PER/CA, Deputy Director of Personnel for Career Counseling and Assignments
  • PER/MGT, Deputy Director of Personnel for Management
  • PER/PCE, Deputy Director of Personnel for Policy, Classification, and Evaluation
  • PER/PCE/SPS, Foreign Service Policy Studies Division
  • PER/PE, Office of Performance Evaluation
  • PER/REM, Deputy Director of Personnel for Recruitment and Employment
  • PFIAB, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
  • PL, Public Law
  • PL–480, Food for Peace
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • PM/MC, Office of Munitions Control, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs
  • PNE, peaceful nuclear explosion
  • POW, prisoner of war
  • POW/MIA, prisoner of war/missing in action
  • PPBS, Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System
  • PPG, Priorities Policy Group
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • R, Republican
  • R&D, research & development
  • RAB, Requirements Advisory Board
  • res, resolution
  • RG, Record Group
  • RNC, Republican National Committee
  • ROC, Republic of China
  • RVN, Republic of Vietnam
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State; also U.S. Senate
  • SA, supporting assistance; also security assistance
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SAIS, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SAPRC, Security Assistance Program Review Committee
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SCA, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • SCC, Standing Consultative Committee
  • SCI, Bureau of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
  • S/CL, Office of President-elect Carter Liaison Team, Department of State
  • S/CPR, Chief of Protocol, Department of State
  • SDR, Special Drawing Rights
  • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecState, Secretary of State
  • SECTO, series of telegrams sent from the Secretary of State when away from Washington
  • SELA, Sistema Economico Latinoamericano (Latin American Economic System)
  • Sen, Senator
  • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SGU, Special Group Unit
  • S/IG, Inspector General of the Foreign Service, Department of State
  • SIG, Senior Interdepartmental Group
  • S/IL, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State and Coordinator of International Labor Affairs
  • SIGINT, signals intelligence
  • SIOP, single integrated operating plan/procedure
  • SLCM, submarine-launched cruise missile
  • S/NM, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Narcotics Affairs
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • S/PC, Planning and Coordination Staff, Department of State
  • SPC, Space Policy Committee
  • SPD, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of West Germany)
  • S/PRS, Office of Press Relations, Department of State
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • S/R, Office of the Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Refugee and Migration Affairs
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–S, Department Duty Officer, Operations Center, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SSC, Senate Select Committee
  • S/S–I, Information Management Section, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–O, Deputy Duty Officer, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SST, supersonic transport
  • STR, Special Trade Representative
  • SVG, South Vietnamese Government
  • SVN, South Vietnam
  • SY, Secretary
  • SYG, Secretary-General
  • T, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • TASS, Telegrafnoye Agentstvo Sovyetskovo Soyuza (Telegraphic Agency of the Soviet Union; Soviet news agency)
  • TDY, temporary duty
  • T/O, table of organization
  • TOHAK, series indicator for telegrams sent to Kissinger when away from Washington
  • TOSEC, series indicator for telegrams sent to the Secretary of State when away from Washington
  • TS, Top Secret
  • TTB, technology test bed
  • TV, television
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNCTAD, United Nations Committee on Trade and Development
  • UNDOF, United Nations Disengagement Observer Force
  • UNDP, United Nations Development Programme
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNICEF, United Nations Children’s Fund
  • UNITA, Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UPI, United Press International
  • US, United States
  • USA, United States Army
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USAID, United States Agency for International Development
  • U.S.C., United States Code
  • USC, Under Secretaries Committee
  • USCINCSO, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command
  • USDA, United States Department of Agriculture
  • USEC, United States Mission to the European Community
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USLO, United States Liaison Office
  • USMC, United States Marine Corps
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USS, United States Ship
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VP, Verification Panel
  • VPWG, Verification Panel Working Group
  • WAO, Women’s Action Organization
  • WFC, United Nations World Food Conference
  • WH, White House
  • WHCF, White House Central Files
  • WIN, Whip Inflation Now
  • WMO, World Meteorological Organization
  • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group
  • WWII, World War II
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