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Abbreviations and Terms

    • ACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence
    • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AF/E, Office of Eastern and Southern African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AID, Agency for International Development
    • AID–HEW, Agency for International Development, Health Extension Workers
    • APC, Armored Personnel Carrier
    • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
    • ASAP, as soon as possible
    • ASW, anti-submarine warfare
    • C, confidential
    • CA, covert action
    • CD, Charles Duncan
    • CE, Corps of Engineers
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
    • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific Command
    • COM, Chief of Mission
    • COMIDEASTFOR, Commander, Middle East Forces
    • CTB, Comprehensive Test Ban
    • CV, Cyrus Vance
    • D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
    • DA, David Aaron
    • DAO, Defense Attaché Office
    • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
    • DD, U.S. Navy destroyer
    • DDG, U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer
    • D/HA, Coordinator for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • dip, diplomatic
    • DirGen, Director General
    • DJ, David Jones
    • DN, David Newsom
    • DNI, Director of Naval Intelligence
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • DOD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • DOI, date of information
    • DOJ, Department of Justice
    • DOS, Department of State
    • EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
    • EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
    • EDU, Ethiopian Democratic Union
    • ELF, Eritrean Liberation Front
    • EPLF, Eritrean People’s Liberation Front
    • EPMG, Ethiopian Provisional Military Government
    • EPRP, Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party
    • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
    • FF, U.S. Navy fast frigate
    • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
    • FonMin, Foreign Minister
    • FY, fiscal year
    • GB, George Brown
    • GDR, German Democratic Republic
    • GMT, Greenwich Mean Time
    • GROG, Government of the Region of the Ogaden
    • GSDR, Government of the Somali Democratic Republic
    • H, Bureau of Congressional Relations, Department of State
    • HB, Harold Brown
    • HIRC, House International Relations Committee
    • IG, Inspector General
    • IIM, Interagency Intelligence Memorandum
    • ILO, International Labour Organization
    • IMET, International Military Education and Training
    • IMF, International Monetary Fund
    • INR, 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
    • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • JW, John Wickham
    • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
    • MAC, Military Airlift Command
    • MAP, Military Assistance Program
    • MBFR, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions
    • McG, David McGiffert
    • MilAtt, Military Attaché
    • MOFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • NAM, Non-Aligned Movement
    • NAMRU, Navy Medical Research Unit
    • NAVCOMMU, Naval Communication Unit
    • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, Department of State
    • NIO, National Intelligence Officer
    • NSA, National Security Agency
    • NSC, National Security Council
    • OAU, Organization of African Unity
    • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • P, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
    • PDB, President’s Daily Brief
    • PDRY, People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen)
    • PL–480, Public Law 480, also known as Food for Peace
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PMAC, Provisional Military Administrative Council (also known as the Derg or Dirg)
    • PMGE, see EPMG
    • PNG, persona non grata
    • POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
    • POMOA, Provisional Office for Mass Organizational Affairs
    • PRC, People’s Republic of China; Policy Review CommitteePRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
    • S, Office of the Secretary of State; secret
    • SALF, Somali Abo Liberation Front
    • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
    • SAM, surface-to-air missile
    • SAWG, Special Activities Working Group
    • SCC, Special Coordination Committee
    • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State
    • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • SIGINT, signals intelligence
    • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
    • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • S/S-O, Operations Center, Department of State
    • ST, Stansfield Turner
    • TFAI, French Territory of the Afars and Issas (Territoire Français des Afars et des Issas), present day Djibouti
    • TPLF, Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (Ethiopian political party
    • U, unclassified
    • UK, United Kingdom
    • UNECA, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
    • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • UNITA, União Nacional para a Independência Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola)
    • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
    • USCINCEUR, United States Commander in Chief, Europe
    • USG, United States Government
    • USIA, United States Information Agency
    • USINT, United States Interests Section
    • USIS, United States Information Service
    • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • VP, Vice President
    • WH, William Harrop
    • WSLF, Western Somali Liberation Front
    • Z, zulu time
    • ZAPU, Zimbabwe African People’s Union
    • ZB, Zbigniew Brzezinski