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Abbreviations and Terms

    • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    • AI, Amnesty International
    • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AFR/SW, Office of Sahel and Francophone West Africa Affairs, Agency for International Development
    • AFN, Office of North African Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • AID, Agency for International Development
    • APC, armored personnel carrier
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, European Command
    • CINCUSAFE, Commander in Chief, United States Air Forces in Europe
    • CINCUSNAVEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces in Europe
    • COMSIXTHFLT, Commander, U.S. Navy Sixth Fleet
    • DATT, Defense Attaché
    • DI, Directorate of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • DIRNSA, Director, National Security Agency
    • DOC, Department of Commerce
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • EUCOM, United States European Command
    • Exdis, Exclusive Distribution
    • EXIM, Export-Import Bank
    • FLN, National Liberation Front, Algeria
    • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
    • FonMin, Foreign Minister
    • FonOff, Foreign Office
    • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
    • FY, fiscal year
    • GIRM, Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
    • GNP, gross national product
    • GOA, Government of Algeria
    • GOE, Government of Egypt
    • GOI, Government of Italy
    • GOM, Government of Morocco
    • GOT, Government of Tunisia
    • GSP, Generalized System of Preferences
    • H, Bureau of Congressional Relations, Department of State
    • HFAC, House Foreign Affairs Committee
    • ICA, International Communication Agency
    • ICJ, International Court of Justice
    • ILO, International Labor Organization
    • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
    • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
    • LARG, Libyan Arab Republic Government
    • Limdis, Limited Distribution
    • LNG, liquefied natural gas
    • LOU, Limited Official Use
    • MAC, Military Airlift Command
    • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • MOFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 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
    • Niact, Night Action
    • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
    • Nodis, No Distribution
    • OAS, Organization of American States
    • OAU, Organization of African Unity
    • OBE, overtaken by events
    • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    • OPEC, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • PFLP, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
    • PL, Public Law
    • PL 480, Food for Peace (formally Public Law 83–480, Agricultural Trade Development and Assistance Act of 1954)
    • PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • POLAD, political adviser
    • reftel, reference telegram
    • RMAF, Royal Moroccan Air Force
    • SAC, Strategic Air Command
    • SC, Security Council (United Nations)
    • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
    • SecGen, Secretary General
    • septel, separate telegram
    • SPLAJ, Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
    • SWAPO, Southwest Africa People’s Organization
    • UK, United Kingdom
    • UN, United Nations
    • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
    • US, United States
    • USAF, United States Air Force
    • USDA, United States Department of Agriculture
    • USDOCOSOUTH, United States Document Officer, Allied Forces South Europe
    • USG, United States Government
    • USINT, United States Interests Section
    • USNMR SHAPE, United States National Military Representative to Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • VOA, Voice of America
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