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Abbreviations and Terms

    • A, Bureau of Administration, Department of State
    • AA, Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • AA/LA, Assistant Administrator, Latin America, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • AA/PPC, Office of the Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
    • AF/I, Office of Inter-African Affairs, Department of State
    • AFFSO, Air Force Financial Systems Office
    • AFL, American Federation of Labor
    • AID, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • ALCOA, Aluminum Company of America
    • AMCONSUL, U.S. Consul
    • AMCIT, American citizen
    • AmEmbassy, American Embassy
    • ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
    • ARA/CAR, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Caribbean Affairs, Department of State
    • ARA/CCA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs, Department of State
    • ARA/CEN, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Central American Affairs, Department of State
    • ARA/ECP, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Regional Economic Policy, Department of State
    • ARA/LA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Bureau for Latin America, Department of State
    • ARA/MEX, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Mexican Affairs, Department of State
    • ARA/PPC, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Office of Policy Planning, Public and Congressional Affairs, Department of State
    • ASEAN, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
    • AWACS, Airborne Warning and Control System
    • BPD, Barrels per day
    • BTN, Bauxite and Northern Railway
    • BTU, British Thermal Units
    • C, Counselor, Secretary of State
    • CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
    • CARICOM, Caribbean Community
    • CCCJTF, Cuba-Caribbean Contingency Joint Task Force, Department of Defense
    • CDB, Caribbean Development Bank
    • CDU, Christlich-Demokratische Union (Christian Democratic Union)
    • CEO, Chief Executive Officer
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CIEC, Conference on International Economic Cooperation
    • CIEP, Council on International Economic Policy
    • CIMEX, Cuban Import-Export Corporation
    • CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Command
    • CINCSOUTH, Commander in Chief, Southern Command
    • COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group (CG)
    • CODEL , Congressional Delegation
    • COMECON, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance
    • COMNAVINTCOM, Commander, Naval Intelligence Command
    • CONS, Consul
    • CV, Cyrus Vance
    • D, Democrat; Deputy Secretary of State
    • DAA, Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • DAA/LAC, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Latin American and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • DAS, Deputy Assistant Secretary
    • DASD–ISA, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, International Security Affairs
    • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
    • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
    • DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
    • DD/FF, Destroyer/Frigate hull classification in the U.S. Navy
    • DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency
    • DepSecDef, Deputy Secretary of Defense
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • DIRNSA, Director, National Security Agency
    • DNC, Democratic National Committee
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • DOD/DSAA, Defense Security Assistance Agency, Department of Defense
    • DPQ, Defense Planning Questionnaire
    • DR, Dominican Republic
    • E, Undersecretary for Economic Affairs, Department of State
    • EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
    • EA/J, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of Japanese Affairs, Department of State
    • EB, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Department of State
    • EB/IFD, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, International Finance and Development, Department of State
    • EB/IFD/ODF, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, International Finance and Development, Office of Developmental Finance, Department of State
    • EB/OFD, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, Office of Food Policy and Programs, Department of State
    • EC–9 , an informal caucus, usually convened to discuss matters arising at the European Community
    • ECAFE, Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
    • EEC, European Economic Community
    • EPMG, Ethiopian Provisional Military Government
    • EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • EUR/NE, Bureau of European Affairs, Office of Northern European Affairs, Department of State
    • EUR/SOV, Bureau of European Affairs, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Department of State
    • EUR/WE, Bureau of European Affairs, Office of Western European Affairs, Department of State
    • EX–IM, Export-Import Bank
    • EXSEC, Executive Secretary
    • FFP, Office of Food for Peace, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
    • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
    • FMS, Foreign Military Sales
    • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
    • FSO Fund For Special Operations; Foreign Service Officer
    • FY, Fiscal Year
    • FYI, For Your Information
    • G–7, Group of Seven
    • GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
    • GCOB, Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas
    • GDF, Guyana Defence Force
    • GOB, Government of Barbados
    • GOC, Government of Cuba
    • GOD, Government of Dominica
    • GODR, Government of the Dominican Republic
    • GOG, Government of Guyana
    • GOH, Government of Haiti
    • GOJ, Government of Jamaica
    • GOM, Government of Mexico
    • GOTT, Government of Trinidad and Tobago
    • Granma, Official newspaper of the Partido Comunista de Cuba (PCC), Communist Party of Cuba
    • GSP , Generalized System of Preference
    • H, Bureau of Congressional Relations, Department of State
    • HA, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, Department of State
    • HMG, Her Majesty’s Government
    • IAHRC, Inter-American Human Rights Commission
    • IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
    • ICA , International Communication Agency
    • IDA, International Development Association
    • IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
    • IDCA, International Development Cooperation Agency
    • IFI, International Financial Institutions
    • IG, Inter-Agency Group
    • IMF, International Monetary Fund
    • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • INR/DDC, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Deputy Director of Coordination, Department of State
    • INR/RAR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Office of Research and Analysis for American Republics, Department of State
    • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
    • ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
    • JCF, Jamaica Constabulary Force
    • JCE, Junta Central Electoral, elections board in the Dominican Republic
    • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • JDF, Jamaica Defence Force
    • JLP, Jamaica Labour Party; Jose Lopez Portillo; Jose Luis Padron
    • L, Legal Adviser, Department of State
    • L/ARA, Assistant Legal Adviser, Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
    • L/PM, Assistant Legal Adviser, Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • LA, Latin America; Bureau for Latin America, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LA/CAR, Bureau for Latin America, Office of Caribbean Affairs, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LA/DP, Office of Development Programs, Bureau for Latin America, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LA/DR, Office of Development Programs, Bureau for Latin America, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LAC/DP, Development Planning and Programs Office, Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LAC/DR, Office of Development Resources, Latin America and the Caribbean Bureau, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • LDC, Least Developed Countries
    • LHA, Landing Helicopter Assault ship
    • LOS, Law of the Sea
    • LSD, dock landing ship
    • LULAC, League of United Latin American Citizens
    • MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
    • MILGRP, Military Group
    • MINREX, Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Cuba, Cuban Foreign Ministry
    • MPLA, Movimento Popular de Libertacao de Angola (Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola)
    • MTN, Multilateral Trade Negotiations
    • NAM, non-aligned movement
    • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • NBC, National Broadcasting Company
    • NCO, Non-Commissioned Officer
    • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NFAC, National Foreign Assessment Center, Central Intelligence Agency
    • niact, night action, communication indicator requiring attention by the recipient at any hour of the day or night
    • NIO, National Intelligence Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
    • Nocontract, no contractor distribution
    • Noforn, no foreign dissemination
    • NPT, Non-Proliferation Treaty
    • NSA, National Security Advisor; National Security Agency
    • NSC, National Security Council
    • NSC/S, Secretariat, National Security Council
    • OAS, Organization of American States
    • OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
    • OAU, Organization of African Unity
    • OCI, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
    • OCR, Office of Civil Rights, Department of State
    • OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
    • OEP, Office of Emergency Preparedness
    • OES, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
    • OJCS, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    • OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
    • OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
    • Orcon, dissemination and extraction of information controlled by originator (dissemination control abbreviation)
    • P, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
    • Para, Paragraph
    • PCC, Partido Comunista de Cuba, Communist Party of Cuba
    • PDB , President’s Daily Brief
    • PEMEX, Petrόleos Mexicanos, S.A., Mexican Petroleum, Inc.
    • PL, Public Law
    • P.L. 480, Public Law 480 (Food for Peace Program)
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PM/SAS, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Office of Security Assistance and Sales, Department of State
    • POL/ECON/COMM, Political Section, Economic Section, Commercial Section
    • POL, Political
    • POLAD, Political Advisor
    • PNC, People’s National Congress, Guyana
    • PNP, Peoples’ National Party, Jamaica and Suriname
    • PPG, Planning and Programming Guidance
    • PPP, People’s Progressive Party, Guyana
    • PRC, People’s Republic of China
    • PRD, Partido Revolucionario Dominicano (Dominican Revolutionary Party)
    • PRG, People’s Revolutionary Government, Grenada
    • PT, People’s Temple
    • R, Republican
    • Reftel, Reference Telegram
    • RG, Revolutionary Government, Grenada; Record Group
    • S, Office of the Secretary
    • S/NM, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Narcotics Matters
    • S/P, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
    • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • S/S–O, Operations Center, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • S/S–S, Committee Secretariat Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • SALT II, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks; the second round of bilateral discussions on armaments control between the Soviet Union and the United States
    • SC, Security Council (United Nations); Security Command, Department of Defense
    • SCS, Screening and Costing Staff
    • SecDef, Secretary of Defense
    • SELA, Sistema Economica Latinoamericano y el Caribe
    • Septel, separate telegram
    • SER, Bureau for Program and Management Services, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • SER/H, Bureau for Program and Management Services, Office of Housing, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • SER/INC, Bureau for Program and Management Services, Office of International Narcotics Control, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • SLP, Saint Lucia Labour Party
    • SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
    • SPD, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (Social Democratic Party of West Germany)
    • Specat, special category
    • SRG, Senior Review Group
    • STADIS, State Distribution Only
    • STR, Special Trade Representative
    • U, Undersecretary
    • UN, United Nations
    • UNCTAD, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
    • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
    • UNSC, United Nations Security Council
    • USA, United States of America
    • USAF, United States Air Force
    • USAID, see AID
    • USCINCSO, U.S. Commander in Chief, Southern Command
    • USG, United States Government
    • USIA, United States Information Agency
    • USIS, United States Information Service
    • USN, United States Navy
    • USOAS, Permanent Mission of the United States of America to the Organization of American States
    • USSOUTHCOM, U.S. Southern Command
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • VIP, Very Important Person
    • VHP, Vooruitstrevende Hervormings Partij (Progressive Reform Party of Suriname)
    • VOA, Voice of America
    • VP, Vice President
    • WH, White House; Western Hemisphere Division, Central Intelligence Agency
    • WHCA, White House Communications Agency
    • Wnintel, Warning Notice—Intelligence Sources and Methods Involved
    • WPJ, Workers Party of Jamaica
    • ZB, Zbigniew Brzezinski