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Abbreviations and Terms

  • ADF, Arab Deterrent Force
  • AID, Agency for International Development
  • AIPAC, American-Israel Public Affairs Committee
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AmEmbassy, American Embassy
  • AMOCO, American Oil Company
  • AMX–30, French-designed battle tank
  • APC, Armored Personnel Carrier
  • AWACS, Airborne Warning and Control Systems
  • C–130, U.S. military transport aircraft with four engines
  • C–141, U.S. strategic airlifter
  • CBU, Cluster Bomb Unit
  • CBU–71, U.S.-designed cluster bomb
  • Cherokee, a telegraphic distribution channel for the eyes only messages between the Secretary of State and an Ambassador
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CIP, Center for International Policy
  • Codel, Congressional delegation
  • conf, conference
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • Dept, Department
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DMC, Democratic Movement for Change (Israeli political party)
  • DMZ, demilitarized zone
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • EC, European Community
  • 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
  • F–4, U.S. long-range supersonic fighter jet
  • F–5E, U.S. light tactical fighter
  • F–15, U.S. all-weather tactical fighter
  • F–16, U.S. multi-role jet fighter
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FLN, Front de Libération Nationale (National Liberation Front)
  • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
  • FNU, first name unknown
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FY, Fiscal Year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly
  • GE, General Electric
  • GMT, Greenwich Mean Time
  • GOE, Government of Egypt
  • GOI, Government of Israel
  • GOL, Government of Lebanon
  • HIRC, House International Relations Committee
  • IDA, International Development Association
  • IDF, Israel Defense Force
  • IL–76, Soviet airlifter with four engines
  • ILMAC, Israel-Lebanon Military Armistice Commission
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/RNA, Office of Research and Analysis for Near East and South Asia, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • JC, Jimmy Carter
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Limdis, limited distribution
  • ME, Middle East
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • MEPC, Middle East Peace Conference
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MIG, Soviet fighter aircraft
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/EGY, Office of Egyptian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • NEA/UAR, Office of United Arab Republic Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
  • Niact, Needs Immediate Action
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Noforn, No Foreign Dissemination
  • NRP, National Religious Party (Israel)
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
  • O/A, on or about
  • OAU, Organization of African Unity
  • ODDI, Office of the Deputy Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • PA, People’s Assembly (Egypt)
  • PDRY, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
  • PL, Public Law
  • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
  • PM, Prime Minister
  • PNC, Palestine National Council
  • PRC, Policy Review Committee
  • Pres, President
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • RG, Record Group
  • S, Secret; Secretariat of the Department of State
  • SA–7, Soviet-designed shoulder-launched surface-to-air missile
  • SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • SAM, surface-to-air missile
  • SC, Security Council
  • SecDel, Secretary’s delegation
  • SecGen, Secretary General
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his delegation to the Department of State
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SFM, Sinai Field Mission
  • SI, Socialist International
  • Sov, Soviet
  • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • S/S-O, Deputy Duty Officer, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
  • SSA, Security Supporting Assistance
  • T–54, Soviet-designed battle tank
  • T–55, Soviet-designed battle tank
  • T–62, Soviet-designed battle tank
  • T–72, Soviet-designed battle tank
  • Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State or his delegation
  • TOW, Tube-Launched Optically-Tracked Wire-to-Command Link
  • TS, Top Secret
  • UAE, United Arab Emirates
  • UK, United Kingdom
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNEF, United Nations Emergency Force
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNIFIL, United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon
  • UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNSYG, United Nations Secretary General
  • UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization
  • US, United States
  • USA, United States of America
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USNATO, U.S. Mission to NATO
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations
  • VIP, very important person
  • VP, Vice President
  • WH, White House
  • WJC, World Jewish Congress