Abbreviations

  • ADB, African Development Bank
  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AF/AFI, Office of Inter-African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFCM, Country Director for Central Africa, Malagasy and Mauritius, Bureau of
  • African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFCW, Country Director for West Central Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFE, Office of Eastern and Southern African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AFL–CIO, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • AFP, Agence France Presse
  • AFSE, Country Director for Southeastern Africa, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • Amcits, American citizens
  • ANC, African National Congress
  • ANC, Congolese National Army
  • AP, Associated Press
  • ASAP, as soon as possible
  • BAC, British Aircraft Corporation
  • BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • BP, British Petroleum
  • CA, circular airgram
  • CAE, Congolese Air Force
  • CAR, Central African Republic
  • CAS, Controlled American Source
  • CHMAAG, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • ChiCom, Chinese Communist(s)
  • ChiRep, Chinese representational question
  • CI, Counterinsurgency
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIA/DDP, Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIB, Combined Intelligence Board
  • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, European Command
  • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Armed Forces, Atlantic
  • CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike Command
  • CINCSTRIKE/CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Strike Command; Commander in Chief, Middle East, South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
  • CINCUSAFE, Commander in Chief, United States Air Force, Europe
  • CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • CO, Commanding Officer; Commonwealth Office (Nigeria)
  • COCOM, Coordinating Committee on Export Controls
  • COMUSJTE, Commander, U.S. Joint Task Force
  • COREMO, Comite Revolucionario de Mocambique (Revolutionary Committee of Mozambique)
  • CPP, Conventionʼs Peopleʼs Party (Ghana)
  • CPR, Chinese Peopleʼs Republic
  • CRO, Commonwealth Relations Office
  • CS, Chief of Staff
  • CU, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • DAO, Defense Attachéʼs Office
  • DATT, Defense Attaché
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DDP/AE, Deputy Director of Plans for Africa, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DefMin, Defense Minister
  • Del, Delegation
  • Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
  • Deptel, Department of State telegram
  • Deptoff, Department Officer
  • DFA, Department of Foreign Affairs
  • DHC, District High Commissioner (Nigeria)
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • DOS, Department of State
  • DRC, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • E, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • ECA, Economic Commission for Africa (ECOSOC)
  • EEC, European Economic Community (Common Market)
  • ELF, Eritrean Liberation Front
  • Emb, Embassy
  • Emboff, Embassy officer
  • Embtel, Embassy telegram
  • EST, Eastern Standard Time
  • ETA, estimated time of arrival
  • EUCOM, European Command
  • EXIMBANK, Export-Import Bank
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMG, Federal Military Government (Nigeria)
  • FNLA, Frente Nacional de Libertacao de Angola (National Front for the Liberation of Angola)
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FonOff, Foreign Office
  • FonSec, Foreign Secretary
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FRELIMO, Frente de Libertacao de Mocambique (Mozambique Liberation Front)
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, United Nations General Assembly
  • GDRC, Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • GNP, Gross National Product
  • GOB, Government of Burundi
  • GOC, Government of The Congo
  • GOF, Government of France
  • GOG, Government of Ghana
  • GOIC, Government of Ivory Coast (Cote dʼIvoire)
  • GOI, Government of Italy
  • GOK, Government of Kenya
  • GON, Government of Nigeria
  • GOP, Government of Portugal
  • GOR, Government of Rhodesia, Government of Rwanda
  • GOS, Government of Senegal
  • GOU, Government of Uganda
  • GOUV, Government of Upper Volta (Haute Volta)
  • GRAE, Angolan Revolutionary Government in Exile
  • GRC, Government of the Republic of China
  • GRZ, Government of the Republic of Zambia
  • GSR, Government of the Somali Republic
  • GURTZ, Government of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • HICOM, High Commissioner
  • HIM, His Imperial Majesty
  • HM, His Majesty
  • HMG, Her Majestyʼs Government
  • HQ, Headquarters
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • ICFTU, International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDA, International Development Association
  • IEG, Imperial Ethiopian Government
  • IEGF, Imperial Ethiopian Government Forces
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DDC, Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RAF, Office of Research and Analysis for Africa, Bureau of Intelligence and
  • Research, Department of State
  • IRG, Interdepartmental Regional Group
  • IRG/AF, Interdepartmental Regional Group, Africa
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • JANAF, Joint Army, Navy, Air Force
  • JCA, Joint Church AID, USA
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
  • JTF, Joint Task Force
  • KANU, Kenya African National Union
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/AF, Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for African Affairs, Department of State
  • LDC, Less Developed Country
  • LGTA, General League of Angolan Workers
  • L/UNA, Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs, Department of State
  • M, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MATS, Military Air Transport Service
  • MIG, A.I. Mikoyan I M.I. Gurevich (Soviet fighter aircraft named for designers Mikoyan and Gurevich)
  • MilGovs, Military Governments
  • MinDef, Minister of Defense
  • MinExtAff, Minister of External Affairs
  • MinInfo, Minister of Information (Ethiopia)
  • MOD, Minister of Defense
  • MPLA, Movimento Popular de Libertacao de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)
  • NAACP, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NEP, North Eastern Province (Somalia)
  • NER, North East Region (Kenya)
  • NFD, Northern Frontier District (Kenya)
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NLC, National Liberation Council (Ghana)
  • NMG, National Military Government (Nigeria)
  • Noforn, No Foreign Dissemination
  • NOTAL, not received by all addressees
  • NPP, National Policy Paper
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OCAM, Organization Commune Africaine et Malagache (African-Malagasy Common Organization)
  • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • ODMA, Office of the Director of Military Assistance, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OEP, Office of Emergency Planning
  • ONE, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • P, Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs
  • PAC, Pan African Congress
  • PC, Peace Corps
  • PCC/ZAPU, Peoplesʼ Caretaker Council/Zimbabwe African Peoplesʼ Union
  • P. L., Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNG, persona non grata
  • POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • RAF, Royal Air Force
  • Reftel, reference telegram
  • Reps, representatives
  • RF, Rhodesian Front
  • RG, Record Group
  • RSA, Republic of South Africa
  • RTV, Radio and Television International, Inc.
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • SA, South Africa
  • SAG, South African Government
  • SC, United Nations Security Council
  • SC Res, Security Council resolutions
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) to the Department of State
  • Septel, separate telegram
  • SIG, Senior Interdepartmental Group
  • SITREP, situation report
  • SMC, Supreme Military Council (Nigeria)
  • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
  • S/P, Counselor and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council, Department of State
  • SR, Southern Rhodesia
  • SRG, Southern Rhodesia Government
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • STRATCOM, Strategic Command
  • STRIKECOM, Strike Command
  • STRIKEOPS, Strike Operations
  • SWA, South West Africa
  • SWAPO, South West Africa Peopleʼs Organization
  • SYG, Secretary-General
  • SYL, Somali Youth League
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation)
  • U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
  • UAMCE, Union for African and Malagasy Economic Cooperation
  • UDENAMO , Uniao Democratica Nacional de Mocambique (Democratic National Union of Mozambique)
  • UK , United Kingdom
  • UKG , United Kingdom Government
  • ULC , United Labour Congress (Nigeria)
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
  • UNDP, United Nations Development Program
  • UNECA, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNITA, Uniao Nacional para e Independencia Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)
  • UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • UNRep, United Nations Representative
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNSYG, United Nations Secretary-General
  • UPA, Uniao das Populacoes de Angola (Union of Angolan Peoples)
  • UPC, Ugandan Peoplesʼ Congress
  • UPGA, United Progressive Grand Alliance (Nigeria)
  • URTZ, United Republic of Tanzania
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USDA, United States Department of Agriculture
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIS, United States Information Service
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VOLAGs, volunteer agencies
  • VP, Vice President
  • WH, White House
  • WHO, World Health Organization
  • ZANU, Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union
  • ZAPU, Zimbabwe African Peopleʼs Union
  • Z, Zulu, Greenwich Mean Time (for Department of State telegrams)