Abbreviations and Terms

    • ABM, Anti-Ballistic Missile
    • ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    • ALCM, Air-Launched Cruise Missile
    • ASAT, Anti-Satellite
    • ASBM, Air-to-Surface Ballistic Missile
    • ASW, Anti-Submarine Warfare
    • ATB, Advanced Technology Bomber (B–2 “stealth bomber”)
    • AWACS, Airborne Warning and Control System
    • BM, Ballistic Missile
    • BSTS, Boost Surveillance and Tracking System
    • BW, Biological Weapons
    • BWC, Biological Weapons Convention
    • CBM, Confidence Building Measure
    • CCD, Conference of the Committee on Disarmament
    • CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
    • CINCEUR, Commander In Chief, European Command
    • CINCLANT, Commander In Chief, Atlantic Command
    • CINCNORAD, Commander In Chief, North American Aerospace Defense Command
    • CINCPAC, Commander In Chief, Pacific Command
    • CINCSAC, Commander In Chief, Strategic Air Command
    • CDE, Convention on Disarmament in Europe
    • CM, Cruise Missile
    • COB, Close of Business
    • COCOM, Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls
    • CODEL, Congressional Delegation
    • CONUS, Continental United States
    • COS, Chief of Staff
    • CPSU, Communist Party of the Soviet Union
    • CSBM, Confidence and Security Building Measures
    • CSCE, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe; Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe
    • CTB, Comprehensive Test Ban
    • CW, Chemical Weapons
    • C3 , Command, Control, and Communications
    • C3I, Command, Control, Communications, and Intelligence
    • D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State
    • D&S, Defense and Space Talks
    • DAS, Deputy Assistant Secretary
    • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
    • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
    • DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
    • DOD, Department of Defense
    • DST, Defense and Space Talks
    • EMBOFF, Embassy Officer
    • ER, Office of Economic Research, Central Intelligence Agency
    • ERW, Enhanced Radiation Weapon
    • EUCOM, European Command
    • 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
    • EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
    • EXDIS, Exclusive Distribution
    • FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • FBS, Forward-Based Systems
    • FCO, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom)
    • FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
    • FSO, Foreign Service Officer
    • FYDP, Future Years Defense Program
    • FYI, For Your Information
    • GBS, Global Broadcast System
    • GDR, German Democratic Republic
    • GRAV, Gravity Bombs
    • GRIP, National Security Council channel for arms control issues with limited distribution
    • GLCM, Ground-Launched Cruise Missile
    • GNP, Gross National Product
    • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
    • ICBM, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile
    • IG, Interdepartmental Group
    • IISS, International Institute for Strategic Studies
    • INF, Intermediate Nuclear Forces
    • INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
    • IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
    • JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    • JDT, Joint Draft Text
    • LRINF, Long Range Intermediate Nuclear Forces
    • LRTNF, Long Range Theater Nuclear Forces
    • MBFR, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions
    • MEMCON, Memorandum of Conversation
    • MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • MFR, Memorandum for the Record
    • MIRV, Multiple Independently Targeted Re-entry Vehicle
    • MLBM, Mobile Land-Based Missile
    • MLM, Military Liaison Mission
    • MM, Minuteman Missile
    • MX/M–X, Missile eXperimental
    • NAC, North Atlantic Council
    • NAM, Non-Aligned Movement
    • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
    • NIACT, Night Action
    • NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
    • NIH, National Institutes of Health
    • NNFU, Nuclear Non-First Use
    • NOCONTRACT, Not Releasable to Contractors
    • NODIS, No Distribution
    • NOFORN, Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals
    • NORAD, North American Aerospace Defense Command
    • NPT, Non-Proliferation Treaty
    • NSA, National Security Agency
    • NSC, National Security Council
    • NSDD, National Security Decision Directive
    • NSSD, National Security Study Directive
    • NSS, National Security Strategy
    • NST, Nuclear and Space Talks
    • NTM, National Technical Means
    • NUF, Non-Use of Force
    • NYT, New York Times
    • OBE, Overtaken By Events
    • OMB, Office of Management and Budget
    • ORCON, Originator’s Control
    • OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    • OSI, On-Site Inspections
    • P, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State
    • PFIAB, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
    • PL, Public Law
    • PM, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
    • PPM, Perimeter-to-Portal Monitoring
    • PPCM, Perimeter-to-Portal Continuous Monitoring
    • PNE, Peaceful Nuclear Explosion
    • PNG, Persona Non Grata
    • PRC, People’s Republic of China
    • PRM, Presidential Review Memorandum
    • PROPIN, Proprietary Information Involved
    • R, Romeo Time Zone (Eastern Standard Time, USA)
    • RCM, Robert C. McFarlane
    • REFTEL, Reference Telegram
    • REVCON, Review Conference
    • R-F, Radio-Frequency
    • RPT, Repeat
    • RPV, Remote-Piloted Vehicle
    • RSFSR, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
    • RV, Re-entry Vehicle
    • RW, Radiological Warfare
    • RWR, Ronald Wilson Reagan
    • S, Office of the Secretary of State
    • S/MS, Office of the Secretary of State, Marshall Shulman
    • S/P, Office of the Secretary of State, Policy Planning Staff
    • S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • S/S-I, Information Management Section, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
    • S/S-O, Department Duty Officer, Operations Center, Department of State
    • SACG, Special Arms Control Group
    • SACPG, Senior Arms Control Planning Group
    • SALT, Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
    • SAWG, Special Actions Working Group
    • SC, Security Council (United Nations)
    • SCC, Special Coordination Committee; Standing Consultative Commission
    • SDI, Strategic Defense Initiative
    • SDV, Strategic Delivery Vehicle
    • SECDEF, Secretary of Defense
    • SEPTEL, Separate Telegram
    • SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    • SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers, Europe
    • SIG, Senior Interagency Group; Senior Interdepartmental Group
    • SIOP, Single Integrated Operational Plan
    • SLBM, Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile
    • SLCM, Submarine-Launched Cruise Missile
    • SMUN, Soviet Mission to the United Nations
    • SNDV, Strategic Nuclear Delivery Vehicle
    • SPECAT, Special Category Message
    • SRAM, Short-Range Attack Missile
    • SSCI, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
    • SSI, Suspect Site Inspections
    • SSOD, Special Session on Disarmament
    • START, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks; Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty
    • SU, Soviet Union
    • TASS, official Soviet news agency
    • TLAM, Tomahawk Land Attack Missile
    • TNF, Theater Nuclear Forces
    • TW, Throw weight
    • UK, United Kingdom
    • UN, United Nations
    • UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
    • USA, United States Army
    • USAF, United States Air Force
    • USDELMC, United States Delegation to the NATO Military Committee
    • USEUCOM, United States European Command
    • USG, United States Government
    • USMC, United States Marine Corps
    • USN, United States Navy
    • USNATO, United States Mission at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
    • USNMR, United States National Military Representative
    • USOC, United States Olympic Committee
    • USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
    • USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
    • VADM, Vice Admiral
    • WH, White House; Warheads
    • Z, Zulu Time Zone (Greenwich Mean Time)