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Abbreviations and Terms

  • A/AID, Office of the Administrator, Agency for International Development
  • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
  • ADCI, Assistant Director of Central Intelligence
  • ADCM, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
  • ADDO, Assistant Deputy Director of Operations, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Adm., Admiral
  • AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
  • AECA, Arms Export Control Act
  • AF, Bureau of African Affairs
  • AI, Amnesty International
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • ALCAN, Aluminum Company of Canada
  • AMCIT, American Citizen
  • APC, Armored Personnel Carriers
  • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CAR, Office of Caribbean Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CAR/DR, Dominican Republic Desk, Office of Caribbean Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CAR/H, Haiti Desk, Office of Caribbean Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CCA, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CEN, Office of Central American Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/CEN/CR, Costa Rica Desk, Office of Central American Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/ECA, Office of East Coast Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/ECP, Office of Regional Economic Policy, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs
  • ARA–LA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Bureau for Latin America, Department of State, Agency for International Development
  • ARA–LA/CAR, Office of Caribbean Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Bureau for Latin America, Department of State, Agency for International Development
  • ARA–LA/PLC, Office of Policy and Coordination, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Bureau for Latin America, Department of State, Agency for International Development
  • ARA/MEX, Office of Mexican Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • ARA/MGT/FM, Financial Management Division, Office of Management, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs
  • ARMA, U.S. Army Attaché
  • backchannel, a method of communication outside a bureaucratic procedure; the White House, for instance, used “backchannel” messages to bypass the Department of State
  • Brig. Gen., Brigadier General
  • Carros de asalto, Assault Vehicles
  • CASP, Country Analysis and Strategy Paper
  • CCC, Commodity Credit Corporation
  • CDB, Caribbean Development Bank
  • CERDS, Charter of Economic Rights and Duties of States
  • CHIREP, Chinese Representative to the United Nations
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIAP, Comité Interamericana de Alianza para el Progreso (Inter-American Committee for the Alliance for Progress)
  • CIEC, Conference on International Economic Cooperation
  • CIEPDM, Council on International Economic Policy Decision Memorandum
  • CIEPSM, Council on International Economic Policy Study Memorandum
  • CIES, Consejo Interamericano Económico y Social (Inter-American Economic and Social Council), Organization of American States
  • CINC, Commander-in-Chief
  • CINCLANT, Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Command
  • CINCSO, Commander-in-Chief, Southern Command
  • CMDR US SOUTHCOM/J-5, Commander, Southern Command, J-5 (Directorate of Strategy, Policy, and Plans)
  • CODEL, Congressional Delegation
  • COM, Chief of Mission
  • COMUSCINCSO, Chief of Mission, USCINCSO
  • CONGEN, Consulate General
  • COS, Chief of Station
  • CPD, Congressional Presentation Document
  • CRA, continuing resolution
  • CSAF, Chief of Staff, Air Force
  • CT, Country Team
  • CY, Calendar Year
  • CZ, Canal Zone
  • D, Democrat; Deputy Secretary of State
  • D/HA, Coordinator for Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
  • D/HA/ORM, Office of the Coordinator for Refugee and Migration Affairs, Department of State
  • D/LOS, Staff Director, NSC Interagency Task Force on Law of the Sea
  • DA, Department of the Army
  • DAO, Defense Attaché Office
  • DATT, Defense Attaché
  • DC, Developed Country
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, CIA
  • DDI, Deputy Director of Intelligence, CIA
  • DDO, Deputy Director of Operations, CIA
  • DDS&T, Deputy Director, Science and Technology, CIA
  • DEA, Drug Enforcement Administration
  • DEFATT, Defense Attaché
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DIRGEN, Director General
  • Dissem., Dissemination
  • Div. Gen., General in charge of a division
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DOD/ISA, Bureau of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • DOD/OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • Dols., Dollars
  • E, Bureau of Economic Affairs Department of State
  • EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
  • EB, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EB/IFD/ODF, Office of Development Finance, International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EB/IFD/OIA, Office of Investment Affairs, International Finance and Development, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EB/ORF/ICD/TRP, Tropical Products Division, Office of International Commodities, International Resources and Food Policy, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
  • EC, European Community
  • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council
  • ERDA, Energy Research and Development Administration
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/NE, Office of Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs
  • EUR/WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs
  • F–2, Agency in Colombia’s antinarcotics effort
  • FAA, Foreign Assistance Act
  • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FMSA, Foreign Military Sales Act
  • FNU, first name unknown
  • FONOFF, Foreign Office
  • FORMIN, Foreign Minister
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
  • FSI, Foreign Service Institute, Department of State
  • FSO, Foreign Service Officer; Fund for Special Operations
  • FY, Fiscal Year
  • G–2, U.S. military intelligence unit
  • GA, General Assembly
  • GCOB, Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas
  • GDF, Guyanese Defense Forces
  • Gen., General
  • GNS, Guyana National Service
  • GOA, Government of Argentina
  • GOB, Government of Brazil, Government of Bolivia
  • GOC, Government of Chile
  • GOCR, Government of Costa Rica
  • GODR, Government of the Dominican Republic
  • GOES, Government of El Salvador
  • GOG, Government of Guatemala
  • GOH, Government of Haiti; Government of Honduras
  • GOM, Government of Mexico
  • GOU, Government of Uruguay
  • GSA, General Services Administration
  • GSP, Generalized System of Preferences
  • Guybau, Guyana Bauxite Company
  • GWA, Gulf and Western Americas Corporation
  • H, Congressional Relations, Department of State
  • HAK, Henry A. Kissinger
  • HAKTO, Telegram from Kissinger
  • HIRC, House International Relations Committee
  • HR, Human Rights
  • HRC, Human Rights Commission
  • IA, Inter-American Region, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • IA–5, Fifth Institutional Act, Brazil
  • IA/DSAA, International Affairs, Defense Security Assistance Agency
  • IA–ECOSOC, Inter-American Economic and Social Council
  • IADB, see IDB
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Administration
  • IAHRC, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
  • IBA, International Bauxite Association
  • IBD, see IDB
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
  • IBWC, International Boundary and Water Commission
  • ICA, International Coffee Agreement
  • ICCS, International Commission of Control and Supervision
  • ICJ, International Commission of Jurists
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
  • IDC, Information Dominance Center
  • IFI, International Financial Institutions
  • IG, Intergovernmental Group
  • IM, Intelligence Memorandum
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DDC, Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DDC/OP, Office of Operations Policy, Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/IL, Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/OIL, Office of Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RAR, Office of Research and Analysis for American Republics, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice
  • IO, Bureau of International Organizations Affairs, Department of State
  • IO/HDC, Agency Director for Health and Drug Control, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IRB, International Resource Bank
  • ISA, International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • ITA, International Tin Agreement
  • JBUSDC, Joint Brazilian-U.S. Defense Commission
  • JBUSMC, Joint Brazilian-U.S. Military Commission
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • JLP, Jamaican Labour Party, Jamaican political party
  • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/ARA, Assistant Legal Adviser for Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
  • L/M, Assistant Legal Adviser for Management, Department of State
  • L/OA, Assistant Legal Adviser for Ocean Affairs
  • L/PM, Assistant Legal Advisor for Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • L/T, Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department of State
  • LAFTA, Latin American Free Trade Area
  • LAS, Latin American States
  • LDC, Less Developed Country
  • LIMDIS, Limited Distribution
  • LNG, Liquified Natural Gas
  • LOS, Law of the Sea
  • LS, Language Services Division, Department of State
  • M, Deputy Under Secretary for Management
  • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
  • Maj., Major
  • Maj. Gen., Major General
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MAP-T, MAP Training Program
  • MAS, Military Assistance Sales
  • MFM, Meeting of Foreign Ministers
  • MIA, Missing in Action
  • MIG, Soviet Military Aircraft Design Bureau
  • MILGROUP or MILGP, Military Group
  • MNC, Multinational corporation
  • MOD, Ministry of Defense
  • MPLA, Movimento Popular de Libertação de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)
  • MTN, Multilateral Trade Negotiations
  • MTT, Mobile Training Team
  • NAM, Non-Aligned Movement
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NJM, New Jewel Movement, Grenadian political party
  • NIACT, Night Action, Needs Immediate Attention
  • NIC, National Intelligence Council
  • NIO, National Intelligence Office/Officer
  • NPT, Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty
  • NOCONTRACT, Not releasable to contractors or contractor/consultants
  • NODIS, No distribution
  • NOFORN, Not releasable to foreign nationals
  • NOTAL, Cable not received by all addressees
  • NSA, National Security Advisor; National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSC–IG/ARA, National Security Council Interdepartmental Group for Inter-American Affairs
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
  • OAS, Organization of American States
  • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • OASGA, General Assembly of the OAS
  • OBE, Overtaken by events
  • OC/T, Communications Center, Department of State
  • ODC, Office of Defense Cooperation
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OES, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
  • OIC, Officer in Charge
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • OPR/LS, Language Services, Office of Protocol
  • ORCON, Dissemination and extraction of information controlled by originator
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • P, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State
  • P&A, Price and Availability
  • PJ, Marcos Pérez Jiménez, former head of state of Venezuela (1952– 1958)
  • P.L., Public Law
  • PLBRL, Potential Leaders Biographic Reporting List
  • PLN, Partido de la Liberación Dominicana (Dominican Liberation Party), Dominican political party
  • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • PM/ISO, Office of International Security Operations, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • PM/PA, Office of Planning and Analysis for International Security Assistance, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • PNC, People’s National Congress, Guyana
  • PNP, People’s National Party, Jamaican political party
  • POL, Political Section
  • POLAD, Political Advisor
  • POLCOUN, Political Counselor
  • POM, Program Objectives Memorandum
  • PPP, People’s Progressive Party, Guyana
  • PRC, People’s Republic of China
  • PRD, Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (Dominican Revolutionary Party), Dominican political party
  • Prepcon, Preparatory Conference
  • PRG, People’s Revolutionary Government (Vietnam)
  • PRI, Partido Revolucionario Institucional (Institutional Revolutionary Party), Mexican political party
  • PRIMIN, Prime Minister
  • PROAG, Project Agreement
  • R, Republican
  • Reftel, Reference Telegram
  • Ret., Retired
  • ROCAP, Regional Office for Central America and Panama, AID
  • S, Office of the Secretary of State
  • S/CCT, Special Assistant to the Secretary and Coordinator for Combating Terrorism, Department of State
  • S/CPR, Chief of Protocol, Office of the Secretary of State, Department of State
  • S/NM, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Narcotics Matters
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff
  • S/PRS, Office of Press Relations, Office of the Secretary of State, Department of State
  • S/R/ORM, Office of the Coordinator for Refugee and Migration Affairs
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S–O, Operations Center, Department of State
  • SC, Superior Council, 31-member ruling collegium of Honduras
  • SCA, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • SCA/SCS, Office of Special Consular Services, Bureau of Security and Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission
  • SECDEF, Secretary of Defense
  • SECDEF/OASD/ISA, Bureau of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
  • SECGEN, Secretary General
  • SECTO, Telegram from the Secretary
  • SELA, Sistema Económica de Latinoamérica (Latin American Economic System)
  • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SOUTHCOM, Southern Command
  • SRG, Senior Review Group
  • SSC, Senate Select Committee
  • TA, Technical Assistance
  • TELCON, Telephone Conversation
  • TNE, Transnational Enterprise
  • TRA, Trade Reform Act
  • TOHAK, Telegram to Kissinger
  • TOSEC, Telegram to the Secretary
  • TOW, Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided missile
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNAM, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  • UNCTAD, United Nations Commission on Trade and Development
  • UNDP, United Nations Development Program
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational and Social Council
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • UNHRC, United Nations Human Rights Commission
  • UNIDO, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • UNITA, União Nacional para e Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)
  • USAF, United States Air Force
  • USAID, see AID
  • USARSO, United States Army Forces, Southern Command
  • USCINCSO, see CINCSO
  • USDAO, see DAO
  • USDEL, United States Delegation
  • USG, United States Government
  • USIA, United States Information Agency
  • USIB, United States Intelligence Board
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USPS, United States Postal Service
  • USSOUTHCOM, see Southcom
  • USUN, United States Permanent Mission to the United Nations
  • VAdm., Vice Admiral
  • WH, Western Hemisphere
  • WHD, Western Hemisphere Division, CIA
  • WMO, World Meteorological Organization
  • WOLA, Washington Office on Latin America
  • Z, Zulu (Greenwich) Mean time
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