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Foreign Relations, 1969-1976, Volume E-1, Documents on Global Issues, 1969-1972
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List of Abbreviations

AALAPSO  Afro-Asian-Latin American Peoples’ Solidarity Organization
ACDA   Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
AEC   Atomic Energy Commission
AF   Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
AF/I   Office of Inter-African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
AID   Agency for International Development
ALPA   Airline Pilots Association
AMB   ambassador
ANERA   American Near East Refugee Aid
ARA   Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/BR   Office of Brazil Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/EP   Office of Ecuador and Peru Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/LA    Bureau for Latin America, Agency for International Development and Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/LA/APA  Office of Andean and Pacific Affairs, Bureau for Latin America, Agency for International Development and Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/LA/APU  Office of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ASAP   as soon as possible
ASTA   American Society of Travel Agents 
ATA   Air Transport Association of America
ATF   Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Department of Justice

BNDD   Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Department of Justice
BOAC   British Overseas Airways Corporation
BOB   Bureau of the Budget
BSO   Black September Organization

C   Office of the Counselor of the Department of State
CAB   Civil Aeronautics Board
CBS   Columbia Broadcasting System
CCD   Conference of the Committee on Disarmament (United Nations)
CCMS   Committee on Challenges of Modern Society, NATO
CENTO   Central Treaty Organization
CEP   Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
CEQ   Council on Environmental Quality
CIA   Central Intelligence Agency
CID   Criminal Investigation Division
CIF   Chinese Irregular Forces
CINCEUR  Commander in Chief, European Forces
CINCPAC  Commander in Chief, Pacific Forces
CINCUSAFE  Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Air Force, Europe
CIO   Central Intelligence Organization, South Vietnam
CIOA   Committee on International Ocean Affairs
CIPME   Committee on International Policy in the Marine Environment
CND   United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs
Comite   committee
COMSAT   Communications Satellite Corporation
CRC   OECD Committee for Research Cooperation
CSC   Communications Satellite Corporation
CSSR   Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

D    Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, Department of
State
DALE   Office for Drug Abuse Law Enforcement
DCM   Deputy Chief of Mission
DDT   dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane, (pesticide widely used in the United States up until the 1970s)
DELS   Delegates
DirGen   Director General
DOD   Department of Defense
DOD/ISA   Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense
D/LOS   NSC Inter-Agency Task Force on the Law of the Sea, Office of the Deputy Secretary, Department of State
DAGLOS   Defense Advisory Group on Law of the Sea, Department of Defense
DOS   Department of State
DOT   Department of Transportation

E   Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
EE   Eastern Europe
E/OA/AN   Aviation Negotiations Division, Office of Aviation, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
E/OA/AP   Aviation Programs and Policy Division, Office of Aviation, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
E/TT/TD   Office of Telecommunications, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
EA   Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
E/ORF   International Resources and Food Policy, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
E/ORF/FSE  Office of Fuels and Energy, International Resources and Food Policy, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Department of State
EA/ACA   Office of Asian Communist Affairs, Bureau of East Asian Affairs, Department of State
EA/J   Office of Japanese Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
EA/RA   Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
EA/ROC   Office of Republic of China Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
EA/ROK   Office of Republic of Korea Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
ECA   United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
ECAFE   United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East
ECE   United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
ECLA   United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America
ECOSOC  United Nations Economic and Social Council
EDT   Eastern Daylight Time
EEZ   Exclusive Economic Zone
ENDC   United Nations Eighteen Nation Disarmament Conference
ELDO   European Launcher Development Organization
EOB   Executive Office Building
EPA   Environmental Protection Agency
EPS   Executive Protective Service
ESC   European Space Conference
ESRO   European Space Research Organization
EUR   Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/CAN  Office of Canada Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/GER  Office of Germany Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/FBX   Office of French, Benelux Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/RPE  Office of Organization for European Cooperation and Development, European Community and Atlantic Political-Economic Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/SES  Soviet and Eastern European Exchanges Staff, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/SOV  Office of Soviet Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/SPP  Office of Spain and Portugal Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs,
Department of State
ExCom   Executive Committee
Exdis   Exclusive Distribution
Ex–Im   Export-Import Bank

FAA   Federal Aviation Administration
FAO   United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization
FAR   Forces Armées du Royaume (Royal Armed Forces of Laos)
FBI   Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC   Federal Communications Commission
FCO   Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom
FEER   Far Eastern Economic Review
FODAG   United States Mission to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture
FMS   Foreign Military Sales
FonMin   Foreign Minister
FonOff   Foreign Office
FonSec   Foreign Secretary
FPD   Federal Political Department, Swiss Embassy, Cuba
FRG   Federal Republic of Germany
FRG   Government of France
FSI   Foreign Service Institute, Department of State
FSO   Foreign Service Officer
FY   Fiscal Year
FYI   for your information


GA   United Nations General Assembly
GATT   General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDR   German Democratic Republic
GNP   Gross National Product
GESAMP  Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
GOA   Government of Argentina
GOB   Government of Brazil
GOC   Government of Cuba
GOE   Government of Ecuador
GOI   Government of India
GOI   Government of Israel
GOJ   Government of Jordan
GOL   Government of Lebanon
GOP   Government of Pakistan
GOT   Government of Turkey
GOU   Government of Uruguay
GPO   Government Printing Office
GRC   Government of the Republic of China
GS   General Schedule
GUB   Government of the Union of Burma
GVN   Government of Vietnam

H   Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations
HAK   Henry A. Kissinger
HEW   Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
HR   House Resolution
HUD   Department of Housing and Urban Development

IAEA   International Atomic Energy Agency
IAJC   Inter-American Juridical Committee
IATA   International Air Transport Association
IBM   International Business Machines
IBRD   International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO   International Civil Aviation Organization
ICJ   International Court of Justice
ICRC   International Committee for the Red Cross
ICSC   Interim Communications Satellite Corporation
ICSU   International Council of Scientific Unions
IDA   International Development Association
IDEP   United Nations Institute for Economic Development and Planning
IFALPA   International Federation of Airline Pilots Association
IFTW   International Transport Workers Federation
ILC   International Law Commission
ILO   International Labour Organization
IMF   International Monetary Fund
IMCO   Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization
IMSAP   International Marine Sciences Panel, National Academy of Sciences
INCB   International Narcotics Control Board
INCO   industries and commodities
INR   Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INR/DCC   Office of the Deputy Director for Coordination, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INR/GGI    Office of the Geographer and Global Issues, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INR/RAR    Office of Research and Analysis for American Republics, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INR/XR    Office of External Research, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INS   Immigration and Naturalization Service
INTERPOL  International Criminal Police Organization
INTELSAT  International Telecommunications Satellite Consortium
IO   Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/HDC   Office of Health and Drug Control, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/OES   Office of International Economic and Social Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/P   Office of Public Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/SCT   Science and Technology Agency, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IOC   Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IO/TRC   Office of Transportation and Communications, 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
ISSC   International Social Science Council
IUCN   International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
IWG   Intergovernmental Working Group

J   Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
JAA   Jordan Arab Army
JCS   Joint Chiefs of Staff
J/PM   Office of Politico-Military Affairs, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Department of State

KMT   Koumintang

L   Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/AF   Assistant Legal Adviser for African Affairs, Department of State
L/ARA   Assistant Legal Adviser for Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
L/E   Assistant Legal Adviser for Economic Affairs, Department of State
L/EA   Assistant Legal Adviser for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/LOS   Assistant Legal Adviser for Law of the Sea Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/M/SCA   Assistant Legal Adviser for Management and Consular Affairs, Department of State

L/OA   Assistant Legal Adviser for Ocean Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/OES   Assistant Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/PMO    Assistant Legal Adviser for Politico-Military and Ocean Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/SCI   Assistant Legal Adviser for Scientific Affairs, Department of State
L/SPA   Assistant Legal Adviser for Special Political Affairs, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
L/T   Assistant Legal Adviser for Treaty Affairs, Department of State
L/UNA   Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs, Department of State
LA   Latin America
LDC   less-developed country
LTA   long-term agreement
LOS   Law of the Sea

M   Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management
MACV   Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MAP   Military Assistance Program
ME   Middle East
MFBR   Mutual Balanced Force Reduction
MFN   Most-Favored Nation
MIG   Soviet fighter aircraft named for designers Mikoyan and Gurevich
MisOff   Mission Officer
MSY   Maximum Sustainable Yield

NAC   North Atlantic Council
NACOA   National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere
NAS   National Academy of Sciences
NASA   National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASC   National Aeronautics and Space Council
NATO   North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCMRED  National Council on Marine Resources and Engineering Development
NEA   Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEA/ARN  Office of Lebanon, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Iraq 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/RA   Office of Regional Affairs, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NEAFC   North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
NOAA   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Nodis   No Distribution
Noforn   No Foreign Dissemination
NPC   National Petroleum Council
NSA   National Security Agency
NSC   National Security Council
NSDM   National Security Decision Memorandum
NSF   National Science Foundation
NSSM   National Security Study Memorandum
NTB   National Aeronautics and Space Administration Tech Brief; also National Transportation Board

O   Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration
O/SY   Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Security
OAS   Organization of American States
OASGA   Organization of American States General Assembly
OAU   Organization of African Unity
OBE   overtaken by events
ODAP   Office for Drug Abuse Prevention
OECD   Organization for European Cooperation and Development
OECD/ENV  Organization for European Cooperation and Development Environment Committee
OEP   Office of Economic Policy, Department of Treasury
OES    Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
OES/OA/MLP  Marine Law and Policy, Office of Ocean Affairs, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State

OES/OLP  Office of Ocean Law and Policy, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State

OES/OLP/OCEANS  Office of Oceans Affairs, Office of Ocean Law and Policy,
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Department of State
OMB   Office of Management and Budget
OPEC   Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OST   Office of Science and Technology

PAA   Pan-American Airways
Para   paragraph
PAO   Public Affairs Officer
PermRep   Permanent Representative
PFLP   Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine
PL   Public Law
PLO   Palestinian Liberation Organization
PM   Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State; also prime minister
PM/ISO   Office of International Security Operations, Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs, Department of State
POLAD   Political Advisor
POW   Prisoner of War
PRC   People’s Republic of China

RAM   Research Applications Module
R & D   Research and Development
Recon   Remote Control
Reftel   Reference telegram
Rep   Representative
Res   United Nations Resolution
RG   Record Group
RGUB   Royal Government of Burma
RLAF   Royal Lao Air Force
RLT   Royal Lao Government
ROC   Republic of China
ROK   Republic of Korea
ROVN   Republic of Vietnam
RTG   Royal Thai Government

S   Office of the Secretary of State
S/FW   Special Assistant to the Secretary for Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of State
S/FW-COA  Coordinator of Ocean Affairs, Special As Assistant to the Secretary for Fisheries and Wildlife, Department of State
S/NM   Special Assistant to the Secretary of State for Narcotics Matters
S/PRS   Office of Press Relations, Department of State
S/PC   Planning and Coordination Staff, Department of State
S/S   Executive Secretariat, Department of State
SACEUR   Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
SADOF   Shelf and Deep Ocean Floor (a working sub-group of CIPME)
SALT   Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SAODAP   Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention
SARG   Syrian Arab Republic Government
SC   United Nations Security Council; also North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science Committee
SCI   Bureau of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
SCI/EN   Office of Environmental Affairs, Bureau of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
SCI/SAM   Office of Space and Atmospheric Affairs, Bureau of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
SCI/SE   Office of Space and Environmental Science Affairs, Office of International Scientific and Technological Affairs, Department of State
SLBM   Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles
SOSUS   Sound Surveillance System
SRG   Senior Review Group
SUDEPE   Superintendencia do desenvolvimento da pesca (fishery development agency), Brazil
Secto   series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while away from Washington
Septel   separate telegram
SNO   Special Narcotics Organization, Thailand
SRG   Senior Review Group
STS   Space Transportation System
SVN   South Vietnam
SYG   United Nations Secretary-General

TASC   Treatment Alternative to Street Crime
TASS   Telegrafnoye Agentsvo Sovetskogo Soiuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union)
Tosec   series indicator for telegrams sent to the Secretary of State while outside of Washington
TMO   Turkish Soil Products Office
TWA   Trans-World Airlines

U   Under Secretary of State
UAR   United Arab Republic
UARG   Government of the United Arab Republic
UK   United Kingdom
UN   United Nations
UNCLOS III  Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea
UNCTAD   United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDP   United Nations Development Program
UNESCO   United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNGA   United Nations General Assembly
UNICEF   United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO   United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNRWA   United Nations Relief and Works Agency
US   United States
USA   United States of America
USAFE   United States Air Forces in Europe
USAREUR  United States Army, European Command  
USC   Under Secretaries Committee
USEC Brussels  United States mission to the European Economic Communities in Brussels, Belgium
USG   United States Government
USIA   United States Information Agency
USIB   United States Intelligence Board
USINT   United States Interest Section
USIS   United States Information Service
USSR   Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USNATO   United States Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
USNMR SHAPE  United States National Military Representative, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe
USOECD   United States Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
USSR   Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USUN   United States Mission to the United Nations

VA   Veteran’s Administration
VNAF   Vietnamese Air Force

WE   Western Europe
WEO   Western Europe and Other group
WHO   World Health Organization
WMO   World Meteorological Organization
WNRC   Washington National Records Center
WSAG   Washington Special Actions Group


 


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