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Abbreviations and Terms

  • AGERPRES, Agenţia Naţionalã de Presã (Romanian national news agency)
  • Amb, Ambassador
  • AmEmbassy, American Embassy
  • ASD, Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • BIB, Board for International Broadcasting
  • BOP, balance of payments
  • C, Confidential; Office of the Counselor, Department of State; Carter
  • CA/VO, Visa Office, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Department of State
  • CDU/CSU, Christian Democratic Union of Germany/Christian Social Union of Bavaria (West Germany)
  • CEMA, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
  • Cherokee, a special telegraphic channel established for highly sensitive Department of State messages
  • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • CINCUSAFE, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Forces, Europe
  • CINCUSAREUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Europe
  • CINCUSNAVEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe
  • CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
  • Col, Colonel
  • Comecon, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
  • CP, Communist Party
  • CSCE, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • CSSR, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
  • CU, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State
  • D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
  • DAC, Development Assistance Committee (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)
  • DAS, Deputy Assistant Secretary
  • DCA, Defense Cooperation Agreement
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • DDI, Deputy Director of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
  • DECA, Defense and Economic Cooperation Agreement
  • Del, delegation
  • DepASD, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • DepSec, Deputy Secretary
  • DepSecDef, Deputy Secretary of Defense
  • DeptOff, Department of State Officer
  • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
  • DirGen, Director General
  • DIRNSA, Director, National Security Agency
  • dissem, dissemination
  • DOD, Department of Defense
  • DPC, Defense Planning Committee (NATO)
  • DR, Daily Report
  • E, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs
  • EC, European Community
  • EDT, Eastern Daylight Time
  • EE, Eastern Europe
  • EEC, European Economic Community
  • EmbOff, Embassy Officer
  • ENMOD, Environmental Modification Convention
  • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/EE, Office of Eastern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • EUR/RPM, Office of NATO and Atlantic Political-Military Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
  • E–W, East-West
  • Exdis, exclusive distribution
  • ExIm, Export-Import Bank
  • FAA, Foreign Assistance Act
  • FAM, Foreign Affairs Manual
  • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
  • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom)
  • FDP, Free Democratic Party (West Germany)
  • FM, Foreign Minister
  • FMS, foreign military sales
  • FonMin, Foreign Minister
  • FRC, Federal Records Center
  • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany)
  • FY, fiscal year
  • FYI, for your information
  • GA, General Assembly (United Nations)
  • GDR, German Democratic Republic (East Germany)
  • GNP, gross national product
  • GOB, Government of Bulgaria
  • GOC, Government of Czechoslovakia
  • GOH, Government of Hungary
  • GOP, Government of Poland
  • GOR, Government of Romania
  • GOY, Government of Yugoslavia
  • H, Bureau of Congressional Relations, Department of State
  • H/C, hand-carried
  • HIRC, House International Relations Committee
  • HSB, Harold S. Brown
  • HSWP, Hungarian Socialist Workers’ Party
  • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
  • ICA, International Communication Agency
  • ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
  • ICJ, International Court of Justice
  • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
  • IEA, International Energy Agency
  • IMET, International Military Education and Training
  • IMF, International Monetary Fund
  • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/DRR/RSE/FP, Soviet Foreign Political Division, Office of Research and Analysis for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • INR/IL, Office of Intelligence Liaison, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
  • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
  • IOC, International Olympic Committee
  • IREX, International Research & Exchanges Board
  • ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • J, Jimmy (Carter’s initial)
  • JC, Jimmy Carter
  • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • KOB, Worker’s Defense Committee (Czechoslovakia)
  • KW, kilowatt
  • L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
  • L/PM, Office of the Legal Adviser for Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • Limdis, limited distribution
  • LRTNF, long-range theater nuclear forces
  • M, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Management
  • MAP, Military Assistance Program
  • MBB, Muskie-Brown-Brzezinski (Meeting Group)
  • MBFR, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions
  • MC, Military Committee (NATO)
  • memcon, memorandum of conversation
  • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MFN, most-favored nation
  • miladdees, military addressees
  • MOD, Minister of Defense
  • MOFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • MOU, Memorandum of Understanding
  • MP, Member of Parliament
  • NAC, North Atlantic Council
  • NAMSA, NATO Military Supply Agency
  • NARA, National Archives and Records Administration
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • NEM, New Economic Mechanism
  • Niact, night action
  • NIC, National Intelligence Council
  • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
  • NIO, National Intelligence Officer
  • Nodis, no distribution
  • Notal, not to all
  • NSA, National Security Agency
  • NSC, National Security Council
  • NTM, national technical means
  • NYT, The New York Times
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
  • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • OSD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
  • OSR, Office of Strategic Research, Central Intelligence Agency
  • PAO, public affairs officer
  • para, paragraph
  • PermRep, Permanent Representative
  • P.L., Public Law
  • PM, Prime Minister; Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • PM/ISO, Office of International Security Operations, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
  • POL, political
  • POL/MIL, political/military
  • PRC, Policy Review Committee; People’s Republic of China
  • PriMin, Prime Minister
  • PRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
  • reftel, reference telegram
  • Rep, Representative
  • RFE, Radio Free Europe
  • RG, record group
  • RI, Rick Inderfurth
  • RL, Radio Liberty
  • RPP, Republican People’s Party (Turkey)
  • rpt, repeat
  • S, Secret; Office of the Secretary of State
  • SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander Europe
  • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  • SC, Security Council (United Nations)
  • SCC, Special Coordinating Committee
  • SCC(I), Special Coordinating Committee on Intelligence
  • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
  • SecGen, Secretary General
  • Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while traveling
  • Secy, Secretary
  • septel, separate telegram
  • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
  • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
  • SPD, Social Democratic Party of Germany (West Germany)
  • Specat, special category
  • SRSG, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General
  • S/S, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Department of State
  • S/S–I, Information Management Section, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Department of State
  • S/S–O, Operations Center, Office of the Secretariat Staff, Department of State
  • SSOD, United Nations Special Session on Disarmament
  • Stadis, distribution within the Department of State only
  • SU, Soviet Union
  • SWAG, Special Activities Working Group
  • SYG, Secretary General of the United Nations
  • T, Office of the Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance; after August 22, 1977, Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science, and Technology
  • TDY, temporary duty
  • telcon, telephone conversation
  • Tosec, series indictor for telegram to the Secretary of State while traveling
  • TOW, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided missile
  • U, Unclassified
  • UDI, Unilateral Declaration of Independence
  • U.K., United Kingdom
  • UKG, United Kingdom Government
  • UN, United Nations
  • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
  • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
  • UNSSOD, United Nations Special Session on Disarmament
  • UNSYG, United Nations Secretary-General
  • U.S., United States
  • USAFE, United States Air Forces Europe
  • USBER, United States Mission Berlin
  • USCINCEUR, United States Commander-in-Chief, European Command
  • USDel, United States Delegation
  • USDELMC, United States Delegation to the NATO Military Committee
  • USEUCOM, United States European Command
  • USG, United States Government
  • USICA, United States International Communication Agency
  • USMission, United States Mission
  • USN, United States Navy
  • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  • USNMRSHAPE, United States National Military Representative, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
  • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
  • USYG, Under Secretary General (United Nations)
  • VOA, Voice of America
  • VP, Vice President
  • w/, with
  • WC, Warren Christopher
  • WH, White House
  • WMC, Warren M. Christopher
  • WP, Warsaw Pact
  • WR, Weekly Report to the President
  • WSJ, The Wall Street Journal
  • XMB, Export-Import Bank
  • Z, Zulu time (Greenwich Mean Time)
  • ZB, Zbignew Brzezinski
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