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Abbreviations and Terms

  • AFB, Air Force Base
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • BP, British Petroleum
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCEUR, Commander-in-Chief, European Command
  • Col, colonel
  • CONUS, continental United States
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOS, Department of State
  • EmbOff, Embassy officer
  • Exdis, exclusive distribution
  • EXIM, Export-Import Bank
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FMS, foreign military sales
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GEODSS, Ground-based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance
  • GIRM, Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
  • GOA, Government of Algeria
  • GOI, Government of Iran
  • GOJ, Government of Jordan
  • GOM, Government of Morocco
  • GOS, Government of Spain
  • GOT, Government of Tunisia
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • LARG, Libyan Arab Republic Government
  • LAW, Light Anti-tank weapon
  • MAC, Military Airlift Command
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • ME, Middle East
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MUSLO, Morocco-United States Liaison Office
  • NAM, non-aligned movement
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/AFN, Office of North African Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Notal, not to all
  • NPT, non-proliferation treaty
  • NPW, nuclear-powered warship
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • Png, persona non grata
  • PolOff, political officer
  • RCC, Revolutionary Command Council, Libya
  • Reftel, reference telegram
  • SAC, Strategic Air Command
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty/Talks
  • SAM, surface to air missiles
  • SDAR, Saharan Democratic Arab Republic
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • TOW, Tube-Launched Optically-Tracked Wire-Guided missile
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • US, United States
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USG, United States Government
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group