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Abbreviations and Terms

    • ACDA, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    • ACDA/IR/AT, Arms Transfer Division, Bureau for International Relations, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    • AD, Abu Dhabi
    • ADDF, Abu Dhabi Defense Force
    • ADG, Abu Dhabi Government
    • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AF/E, Office of East African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AID, Agency for International Development
    • AID/NESA (AA/NESA), Bureau for Near East and South Asia, Agency for International Development
    • AID/OPS, Office of Public Safety, Agency for International Development
    • AIM–9, “Sidewinder” air-to-air missile
    • Amb, Ambassador
    • AmEmb, U.S. Embassy
    • AP, Associated Press
    • APC, armored personnel carrier
    • ARAMCO, Arabian American Oil Company
    • ARP, see NEA/ARP
    • ASAP, as soon as possible
    • ASD, Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • ASD/ISA, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • Asst, Assistant
    • ASW, anti-submarine warfare
    • AWACS, Airborne Warning and Control System
    • BBC, British Broadcasting Company
    • BDF, Bahrain Defense Force
    • BG, Brigadier General
    • BMP, Soviet armored personnel carrier (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
    • BP, British Petroleum
    • BPC, British Petroleum Company
    • BSO, Black September Organization
    • C, Counselor, Department of State
    • CDR, Commander
    • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization (Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States)
    • Church Subcommittee, Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities chaired by Frank Church
    • CHUSMTM, Commander of the United States Military Training Mission to Saudi Arabia, headquartered at Dharan
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Europe
    • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Pacific
    • CINCUSNAVEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Navy, Europe
    • CJCS, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
    • COB, close of business
    • COE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • COMIDEASTFOR, Commander, Middle East Force
    • COML, Commercial/Military Section (U.S. Embassy)
    • CONUS, continental United States
    • CPO, Central Planning Organization (Saudi Arabia)
    • CS Army, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army
    • CV; CVA, Fleet Aircraft Carrier (U.S. Navy)
    • CY, calendar year
    • D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
    • DAEN, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • DAO, Defense Affairs Officer
    • DASD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • DATT, Defense Attaché
    • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
    • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
    • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
    • DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency
    • DepSec, Deputy Secretary
    • DepSecDef, Deputy Secretary of Defense
    • Dept., Department of State
    • DG, Diego Garcia
    • DI/OCI, Director of Intelligence, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • dissem, dissemination
    • DIVENGR, Division Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • DOD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • DOD/ISA/NESA, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs
    • DOD/JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of Defense
    • DOD/OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • DOD/OSD/COMP, Comptroller, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • DOD/OSD/GC, General Counsel, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • DOD/OSD/ISA (DOD/ISA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • DSAA, Defense Security Assistance Agency
    • E, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
    • E/P, Political-Economic Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy
    • EB, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
    • EB/FSE, Office of Fuels and Energy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
    • EC, European Community
    • ECON, Economic Affairs Section (U.S. Embassy)
    • Emb, Embassy
    • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • Exdis, exclusive distribution only
    • EXIM, Export/Import Bank of the United States
    • FAA, Federal Aviation Administration
    • Fatah, Yassir Arafat-led faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization; Palestine Homeland Libearation Movement (Harekat at-Takrir al-Wataniyyeh al-Falastiniyyeh)
    • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom)
    • FEO, Far East Office
    • FLO, Foreign Liaison Office (Saudi Arabia)
    • FMC, Food Machinery Corporation
    • FMS, Foreign Military Sales Program
    • FNMA, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae)
    • FonMin, Foreign Minister
    • FonOff, Foreign Office (United Kingdom); Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • FRB, Federal Reserve Board
    • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
    • FY, fiscal year
    • FYI, for your information
    • GDP, gross domestic product
    • GMT, Greenwich mean time
    • GNP, gross national product
    • GOB, Government of Bahrain
    • GOI, Government of Israel; Government of Iran; Government of India; Government of Iraq
    • GOJ, Government of Jordan
    • GOK, Government of Kuwait
    • GOO, Government of Oman
    • GOQ, Government of Qatar
    • GSA, Government of Saudi Arabia
    • H, Office of Congressional Relations, Department of State
    • HAK, Henry Kissinger
    • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government (United Kingdom)
    • HRH, His Royal Highness
    • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
    • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • IDF, Israeli Defense Forces
    • IEA, International Energy Agency
    • IG (IRG), Interdepartmental Review Group
    • IMF, International Monetary Fund
    • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • INR/DRR/RNA/ME, Office of Research and Analysis for Near East and South Asia, Middle East Division, Directorate for Regional Research, 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
    • IRN, see NEA/IRN
    • ISA, see DOD/OSD/ISA
    • JAA, Jordanian Arab Army
    • JCS, see DOD/JCS
    • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
    • L/NEA, Assistant Legal Adviser for Near Eastern Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
    • L/PM, Assistant Legal Adviser for Politico-Military Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
    • LAW, M72 light anti-tank/anti-armor weapon
    • LCU, landing craft utility
    • LDC, lesser developed country
    • Limdis, limited distribution only
    • LOA, Letter of Offer & Acceptance
    • LOS, Law of the Sea
    • LOU, limited official use
    • LTC, Lieutenant Colonel
    • LTG, Lieutenant General
    • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
    • MAP, Military Assistance Program
    • ME, Middle East
    • MED, Mediterranean region
    • MEF, see MIDEASTFOR
    • MemCon, memorandum of conversation
    • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister of Foreign Affairs
    • MG (MGen), Major General
    • MICV, mechanized infantry combat vehicle
    • MIDEASTFOR, Middle East Force, U.S. Navy, stationed at Bahrain
    • MiG, Mikoyan-Gurevich (Soviet Aircraft Design Bureau); Soviet aircraft designation
    • MinDef, Minister of Defense
    • MinPet, Minister for Petroleum
    • MinState, Minister of State
    • MODA, Ministry of Defense & Aviation (Saudi Arabia)
    • MOU, Memorandum of Understanding
    • MTG, meeting
    • 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/ARP, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NEA/EX, Executive Office, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NEA/IAI, Office of Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NEA/INS, Office of India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NEA/IRN, Office of Iran 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
    • NEASA, Near Eastern Area/South Asia, Department of Defense
    • Niact, night action
    • NIC, National Intelligence Council
    • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
    • Nodis, no distribution
    • Noforn, no foreign distribution
    • NPT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
    • NSA, National Security Agency
    • NSC, National Security Council
    • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
    • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
    • NUF, National Union Front (PDRY)
    • OAPEC, Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • OBE, overtaken by events
    • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • ODDI, Office of the Deputy Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • ODI, Office of the Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    • OER, Office of Economic Research, Central Intelligence Agency
    • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • OPR, Office of Political Research, Central Intelligence Agency
    • OPS, Office of Public Safety, Agency for International Development
    • ORCON, dissemination and extraction of information controlled by originator
    • OSD, see DOD/OSD
    • P, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
    • PARA, Office of Program Analysis and Resource Allocation
    • PDASD, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • PDRY, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
    • PermRep, Permanent Representative (United Nations)
    • PetroMin, Minister of Petroleum
    • PFLO, Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman
    • PFLOAG, Popular Front for the Liberation of Oman and the Arab Gulf
    • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PM, Prime Minister
    • PM/ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PM/MC, Office of Munitions Control, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PM/SAS, Office of Security Assistance and Sales, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • POL, Political Section (U.S. Embassy)
    • POL/MIL, Political, Military Affairs Section (U.S. Embassy)
    • PRC, People’s Republic of China
    • Qte, quote
    • RA, see NEA/RA
    • RADM, Rear Admiral
    • RAF, Royal Air Force
    • reftel, reference telegram
    • RG, Record Group
    • ROC, Republic of China
    • ROK, Republic of Korea
    • rpt, repeat; report
    • RSAF, Royal Saudi Air Force
    • RSNF, Royal Saudi Naval Force
    • S, Secret; Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Office of the Secretary of State
    • SA, Saudi Arabia
    • SAA, Saudi Arabia Army
    • SAAF, Saudi Arabia Air Force
    • SAG, Government of Saudi Arabia
    • SAM, surface-to-air missile
    • SAMP, Saudi Arabia Mobility Program
    • SANG, Saudi Arabia National Guard
    • SAVAK, National Bureau of Security and Intelligence (Iran)
    • SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission
    • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
    • SecState, Secretary of State
    • SECNAV, Secretary of the Navy
    • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State to the Department of State
    • septel, separate telegram
    • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • SitRep, situation report
    • SNEP, Saudi Naval Expansion Program
    • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
    • SRG, Senior Review Group
    • Stadis, Department of State distribution only
    • SYG, Secretary General (United Nations)
    • T, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance
    • telcon, telephone conversation
    • ToHAK, series indicator for telegrams to Secretary of State Kissinger
    • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State
    • TOW, tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile
    • TS, Top Secret
    • U, Unclassified
    • U.K., United Kingdom
    • U.S., United States
    • UAE, United Arab Emirates
    • UAEG, United Arab Emirates Government
    • UK, United Kingdom
    • UN, United Nations
    • UNFDAC, United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control
    • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
    • Unqte, unquote
    • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency
    • USAF, United States Air Force
    • USAID, see AID
    • USC, Under Secretaries Committee
    • USCINCEUR, United States Commander in Chief, Europe
    • USEUCOM, United States European Command
    • USG, United States Government
    • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
    • USIS, United States Information Service
    • USLOK, United States Liaison Office, Kuwait
    • USMTM, United States Military Training Mission; see also CHUSMTM
    • USN, United States Navy
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or Soviet Union
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • VCNO, Vice-Chief, Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
    • VPWG, Verification Panel Working Group
    • WH, White House
    • WSAG, Washington Special Actions Group
    • YAR, Yemen Arab Republic
    • YARG, Yemen Arab Republic Government
    • Z, Zulu time (Greenwich mean time)
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