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Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, Volume XVII, Near East, 1961-1962
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List of Abbreviations

A, Assistant Secretary of State for Administration
ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
AC&W, aircraft control and warning
AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
AFN, Office of Northern African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
AFW, Office of Western African and Malagasy Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
AG, Attorney General
AID, Agency for International Development
AID/NESA, Agency for International Development, Bureau for Near East and South Asia
AJC, American Jewish Committee
Amb, Ambassador
ARAMCO, Arabian-American Oil Company
ARMISH/MAAG, U.S. Army Mission in Iran/Military Assistance Advisory Group
ATUC, Aden Trade Union Congress
AUB, American University of Beirut
AVP, aviation pontoon (small seaplane tender)

BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation
BG, B-G, initials of David Ben Gurion
BLT, battalion landing team
BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
BOB, Bureau of the Budget

CCMS, Combined Chiefs of Military Staff of CENTO
CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
CEP, cylindrical electrostatic probe
CHARMIS-MAAG, Chief, Army Mission-Military Assistance Advisory Group
ChiCom, Chinese Communist
CHUSELM, Chief, U.S. Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
CHUSMTM, Chief, U.S. Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia
CI, counterinsurgency
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, Europe
CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic
CINCMEAFSA, Commander in Chief, Middle East/South Asia and Africa South of the Sahara
CINCNELM, Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean
CINCSTRIKE, , Commander in Chief, Strike Command
CINS, CENTO Institute of Nuclear Science
CMPS, Combined Military Planning Staff, CENTO
COMSOTFE, Commander, Support Operations Task Force, Europe
CP, Communist Party
CRP, control and reporting post
CW, chemical warfare; chemical warhead

DCS, Domestic Contact Service (CIA)
DD, U.S. Naval designation for destroyer
DDCI, Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
DDP, Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
Del, Delegation
Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
DepMinDef, Deputy Minister of Defense
Deptel, Department of State telegram
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
DLF, Development Loan Fund
DMZ, demilitarized zone
DN, direct negotiations
DOD, Department of Defense
DOD/NESA, Department of Defense, Office of Near East and South Asia
DS, Defense Support
DTG, date-time-group
DZ, Demilitarized Zone

EDT, estimated departure time
EEC, European Economic Community
Emb, Embassy
EmbOff, Embassy officer
Embtel, Embassy telegram
ETA, estimated time of arrival
EUCOM, European Command
EUR/BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/WE, Office of Western European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EXIM Bank, Export-Import Bank

FITU, Federation of Independent Trade Unions (Lebanon)
FLO, Foreign Liaison Office of the Israel Defense Forces
FM, Foreign Minister
FonOff, Foreign Office
FRC, Foreign Relations Committee; Federal Records Center
FY, fiscal year
FYI, for your information

G, Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
GA, General Assembly of the United Nations
GAA, General Armistice Agreement
GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GENMIS, Gendarmerie Mission (Iran)
GNP, gross national product
GOC, Government of Canada
GOF, Government of France
GOI, Government of Iran; Government of Iraq; Government of Israel
GOJ, Government of Jordan
GOL, Government of Lebanon; Government of Libya
GOT, Government of Turkey
GOY, Government of Yemen
G/PM, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
GUAR, Government of the United Arab Republic

HICOM, High Commission(er)
HJK, Hashemite Jordanian Kingdom
HKJ, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
HMG, Her (His) Majesty's Government
HMS, Her (His) Majesty's Ship
HRH, Her (His) Royal Highness
HQs, headquarters

IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
IAF, Iranian Air Force
IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
ICA, International Cooperation Administration
ICAO, International Civil Aviation Organization
ICEM , Intergovernmental Committee for European Migrants (United Nations)
ID, Iraqi dinars
IDA, International Development Association
IDF, Israel Defense Forces
IIA, Imperial Iranian Army
IMF, International Monetary Fund
INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INR/RNA, Office of Research and Analysis for Near East and South Asia, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IPC, Iraq Petroleum Company
ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
ISMAC, Israeli-Syrian Mixed Armistice Commission

JAA, Jordan Arab Army
JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
JJ, initials of Joseph Johnson

KDP, Kurdistan Democratic Party

Limdis, Limit Distribution
LOC, lines of communication

MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
MAC, Mixed Armistice Commission
MAP, Military Assistance Program
MATS, Military Air Transport Service
MCMs, milliard cubic meters
ME, Middle East
memcon, memorandum of conversation
MF, initials of Myer Feldman
MIDEASTFOR, Middle East Force
MIG, A.I. Mikoyan i M.I. Gurevich (Soviet fighter aircraft named for designers Mikoyan and Gurevich)
MODA, Minister of Defense and Aviation (Saudi Arabia)
MSP, Mutual Security Program
MTM, Military Training Mission

NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCO, noncommissioned officer
NCRC, National Council of the Revolutionary Command (Iraq)
NE, Near East; Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEACC, Near East Arms Coordinating Committee
NEA/GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEA/IAI, Office of Israel and Arab-Israel Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEA/NE, Office of Near Eastern Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NESA, Near East and South Asia
NF, National Front (Iran)
Niact, night action, immediate reply
NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
NIOC, National Iranian Oil Company
Noforn, no foreign distribution
NR, Office of Near Eastern, South Asian Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
NSC, National Security Council

OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OPEC, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPLAN, Operation Plan
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense
OUSARMA, Office of the United States Army Attaché

PACOM, Pacific Command
PAG, Provisional Algerian Government
PalRef, Palestine Refugees
PCC, Palestine Conciliation Commission (United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine)
PCH&T, packing, crating, handling, and transportation
PL, Public Law
PM, Prime Minister
PMDG, Permanent Military Defense Group, CENTO
POLAD, Political Adviser
Polto, series indicator for telegrams from the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State
PPS, Parti Populaire Syrien (Syrian National Party)
PriMin, Prime Minister

R&D, research and development
reftel, reference telegram
Res, Resolution
RG, Record Group
RSAF, Royal Saudi Air Force

SA, surface-to-air missiles
SAC, Strategic Air Command
SACSA, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities (Joint Chiefs of Staff)
S/AE, Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Atomic Energy and Outer Space
SAF, South Arabian Federation
SAG, Saudi Arabian Government
SAR, Syrian Arab Republic
SARC, Supreme Arab Revolutionary Command of the Armed Forces (Syria)
SARG, Syrian Arab Republic Government
SAVAK, Farsi language acronym for Iranian National Security and Information Organization (Sazman-i Ittili'at va Amniyat-i Kishvar)
SC, Security Council of the United Nations
SCP, Security Classification Procedure
SEA, Southeast Asia
SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SecDef, Secretary of Defense
SecGen, Secretary General
Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State (or his delegation) when away from Washington to the Department of State
SITREP, situation report
SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
S/O, Operations Center, Department of State
SOFA, Status of Forces Agreement
S/P, Policy Planning Council, Department of State
SPC, Special Political Committee of the United Nations General Assembly
SR, Special Representative
S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
SSM, surface-to-surface missiles
S/S-RO, Reports and Operations Staff, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
STRAC, Strategic Army Corps
SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations

TA, trade agreement
TF, Task Force
TIAS, Treaties and Other International Acts Series
TO&E, Table of Organizations and Estimates
Toica, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the International Cooperation Administration
Topol, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations
Tosec, series indicator for telegrams from the Department of State to the Secretary of State (or his delegation) when away from Washington
TVA, Tennessee Valley Authority

UAR, United Arab Republic
UARG, United Arab Republic Government
UAS, United Arab States
UK, United Kingdom
UKUN, United Kingdom Mission to the United Nations
UN, United Nations
UN Res Rep, United Nations Resident Representative
UNDel, United Nations Delegation
UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
UNRWA, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNSYG, United Nations Secretary-General
UNTSO, United Nations Truce Supervisory Organization
UNYOM, United Nations Yemen Observation Mission
UPU, Universal Postal Union
USAF, United States Air Force
USCINCEUR, U.S. Commander in Chief, Europe
USDel, United States Delegation
USIB, United States Intelligence Board
USMTM, United States Military Training Mission
USOM, United States Operations Mission
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
UST, United States Treaties and Other International Agreements
USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations

WH, White House
WP 5, Working Plan V

YAR, Yemen Arab Republic
YARG, Yemen Arab Republic Government
YRH, Your Royal Highness
Yugos, Yugoslavs


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