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Abbreviations and Terms

    • ADB, Asian Development Bank
    • AF, Air Force
    • AFP, Armed Forces of the Philippines
    • AID, Agency for International Development
    • ANZUS, Australia-New Zealand-United States Security Treaty
    • APC, armored personnel carrier
    • ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
    • ASAP, as soon as possible
    • ASD (ISA), Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
    • ASEAN, Association of South East Asian Nations
    • ASW, antisubmarine warfare
    • AWACS, Airborne Warning and Control System
    • AWOL, Absent Without Leave
    • BCP, Burmese Communist Party
    • BOP, Balance of Payments
    • BPP, Border Patrol Police
    • CC, carbon copy
    • CEMA, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
    • CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CIEC, Conference on International Economic Cooperation
    • CIF, Chinese Irregular Forces
    • CIL, Central Identification Laboratory (Department of Defense facility in Hawaii)
    • CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific Command
    • CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Forces
    • CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet
    • CINCPACREPPHIL, Commander in Chief, Pacific Representative, Philippines
    • CODEL, Congressional Delegation
    • COM, Chief of Mission
    • COMECON, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
    • CONUS, contiguous United States
    • CPT, Communist Party Thailand
    • CRS, Catholic Relief Services
    • D, Democrat
    • DAS, Deputy Assistant Secretary
    • DC, developed country
    • DCA, Defense Communications Agency
    • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
    • DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency
    • DFA, Department of Foreign Affairs
    • D/HA/PW, Office of Prisoner of War and Missing In Action Matters, Department of State
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • DK, Democratic Kampuchea
    • DMZ, Demilitarized Zone
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • DOD/ISA, Department of Defense, International Security Affairs
    • dols, U.S. dollars
    • EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
    • EA/ANP, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Island Affairs, Department of State
    • EA/ANZ, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Australia and New Zealand, Department of State
    • EA/IMS, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, Department of State
    • EA/PHL, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of the Philippines, Department of State
    • EA/PRCM, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia Affairs, Department of State
    • EA/RA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Regional Affairs, Department of State
    • EA/T, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Thailand, Department of State
    • EA/TB, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Thailand and Burma, Department of State
    • EA/TIMBS, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Burma and Singapore, Department of State
    • EA/VLC, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, Department of State
    • EC, European Community
    • ECOSOC, Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
    • EEC, European Economic Community
    • EmbOff, Embassy Officer
    • EXDIS, Exclusive Distribution
    • EXIM, Export and Import
    • FAO, Foreign Affairs Office
    • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
    • FonMin, Foreign Minister
    • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
    • FY, Fiscal Year
    • GNP, Gross National Product
    • GNZ, Government of New Zealand
    • GOA, Government of Australia
    • GOI, Government of Indonesia
    • GOJ, Government of Japan
    • GOM, Government of Malaysia
    • GOP, Government of the Philippines
    • GOS, Government of Singapore
    • GSP, General System of Preferences
    • GSRV, Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    • GUB, Government of the Union of Burma
    • GVN, Government of Vietnam
    • HA, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
    • HA/ORM, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Office of Refugee and Migration Affairs, Department of State
    • HB, Harold Brown
    • HE, His Excellency
    • HEW, Department of Health, Education & Welfare
    • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
    • IBP, Integrated Bar of the Philippines
    • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • ICC, International Control Commission
    • ICEM, Intergovernmental Committee on European Migration
    • ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
    • IDCA, International Development Cooperation Agency
    • IFAD, International Fund for Agricultural Development
    • IFI, International Financial Institutions
    • IGGI, Inter-Governmental Group on Indonesia
    • IMET, International Military Education and Training
    • IMF/IBRD, International Monetary Fund/International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
    • INA, Immigration and Nationality Act
    • INFCE, International Nuclear Fuel Cycle Evaluation
    • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • INR/REA, Office of Research and Analysis for East Asia and Pacific, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service
    • IO, International Organizations; Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
    • IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
    • IRS, Internal Revenue Service
    • ISA, International Sugar Agreement
    • JCRC, Joint Casualty Resolution Center
    • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • JUSMAG, Joint United States Military Assistance Group
    • JUSMAGTHAI, Joint United States Military Assistance Group—Thailand
    • KBL, Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (New Society Movement)—Philippine political party
    • KEG, Kampuchea Emergency Group
    • KPNLF, Khmer People’s National Liberation Front
    • LAW, Light Anti-tank Weapon
    • LDC, less-developed country
    • Limdis, limited distribution
    • LNG, Liquefied Natural Gas
    • LOA, Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • LPDR, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
    • MAG, Military Assistance Group
    • MAP, Military Assistance Program
    • MBA, Military Bases Agreement
    • MBFR, Mutual Balanced Force Reductions
    • MDT, Mutual Defense Treaty
    • Memcon, memorandum of conversation
    • memo, memorandum
    • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • MIA, Missing In Action
    • MNLF, Moro National Liberation Front, Philippine political organization
    • MOI, Ministry of the Interior
    • MPS, Maritime Pre-Position Ship
    • MTN, Multilateral Trade Negotiations
    • NAM, Nonaligned Movement
    • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • NEZ, New Economic Zones
    • NF, No Foreign Dissemination
    • NFAC, National Foreign Assessment Center
    • NIT, National Intelligence Test
    • Nocontract, No Dissemination to Contractors
    • Noforn, No Dissemination to Foreign Nationals
    • Notal, Not Received by all Addressees
    • NPA, New People’s Army, armed wing of the Communist party in the Philippines
    • NPW, nuclear powered warship
    • NSA, National Security Agency
    • NSC, National Security Council
    • NSC–EPG, National Security Council-Economic Policy Group
    • Nodis, No Distribution
    • NZ, New Zealand
    • OBE, overtaken by events
    • ODP, Orderly Departure Program
    • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    • Orcon, Controlled by Originator
    • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • P, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State
    • PACOM, Pacific Command
    • PARA, Policy Analysis and Resource Allocation
    • PAVN, People’s Army of Vietnam
    • PC, percent
    • PermRep, Permanent Representative
    • PL–480, Food for Peace Program–-public law 480
    • PLA, People’s Liberation Army (China)
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PNG, Papua New Guinea
    • POLAD, Foreign Policy Advisor Program, Department of State
    • POL, petroleum, oil, & lubricants
    • POW, prisoner of war
    • PRC, People’s Republic of China; Policy Review Committee
    • PRG, Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam
    • PriMin, Prime Minister
    • PRK, People’s Republic of Kampuchea
    • PRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
    • PVO, Private Voluntary Organization
    • PX, Post Exchange
    • reftel, Reference Telegram
    • RIMPAC, Rim of the Pacific
    • RLG, Royal Laotian Government
    • ROK, Republic of Korea
    • RP, Republic of the Philippines
    • RPC, Refugee Processing Centers
    • RT, right
    • RTA, Royal Thai Army
    • RTG, Royal Thai Government
    • R&R, Rest and Relaxation
    • S, Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/R, Coordinator for Refugee Affairs, Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/S-O, Operations Center, Office of the Secretary of State
    • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitations Talks
    • SAM, Surface-to-Air Missile
    • SEA, Southeast Asia
    • SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
    • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
    • septel, separate telegram
    • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement
    • SocDems, Social Democrats
    • SPC, Special Processing Center (for refugees)
    • SPNWFZ, South Pacific Nuclear Weapon Free Zone
    • SPRFO, South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organization
    • SRUB, Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma
    • SRV, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
    • SSA, Security Supporting Assistance
    • Stadis, State distribution
    • STR, Special Trade Representative
    • SUA, Shan United Army
    • TDY, Temporary Duty
    • TOW, Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided Missile
    • TTPI, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
    • UMNO, United Malays National Organisation
    • UN, United Nations
    • UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    • UNDAC, United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
    • UNFDAC, United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control
    • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
    • UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
    • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
    • US, United States
    • USAF, United States Air Force
    • USG, United States Government
    • USNATO, United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • VBB, Vance, Brzezinski, Brown
    • VIP, very important person
    • VN, Vietnam
    • VOA, Voice of America
    • VOLAG, Voluntary Agencies (which helped with refugee resettlement in the United States)
    • WestPac, Western Pacific
    • WFP, World Food Programme
    • WH, White House
    • WSSSFAF, Wartime Standard Support System for Foreign Armed Forces
    • Z, Zulu (Greenwich Mean) Time