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Foreign Relations, 1964-1968, Volume V, Vietnam 1967
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Abbreviations and Terms

AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
AFC, Armed Forces Council
ANZUS, Australia, New Zealand, United States
AID, Agency for International Development
Arc Light, code name for U.S. B-52 bombing strikes in Southeast Asia
ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam
ASA, Association of Southeast Asia
ASPAC, Asian Pacific Council
Aspen, code name for U.S. peace negotiations through Swedish channels

B-52, U.S. Air Force strategic bomber
Barrel Roll, code name for U. S. air operations over northern Laos

C-130, U.S. Air Force transport plane
CAP, series indicator for outgoing White House telegrams; combat air patrol; combined action platoon
CAS, controlled American source
ChiCom, Chinese Communist
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CIDG, Civilian Irregular Defense Group
Chieu Hoi, Government of South Vietnam's repatriation program for the Viet Cong
CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Force
CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
CINCUSARPAC, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Pacific
CIP, Commercial Import Program
CJCS, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
CMC, Clark M. Clifford
COMUSMACV, Commander, U. S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
CORDS, Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development
COSVN, Central Office for South Vietnam (Viet Cong)
CTZ, Combat Tactical Zone

DAB, Democratic Alliance Bloc (South Vietnam)
Daniel Boone, clandestine U.S. Army-ARVN reconnaissance operations into Cambodian border areas
DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
Deptel, Department of State telegram
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
DMZ, Demilitarized Zone
DOD, Department of Defense
DPM, Draft Presidential Memorandum
DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam)

EA, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
EA/ACA, Office of Asian Communist Affairs, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
EA/VN, Vietnam Working Group, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
Exdis, exclusive distribution

Footboy, overall program of clandestine operations against North Vietnam
FRC, Federal Records Center
FULRO, United Front for the Struggle of the Oppressed Race, a movement for Montagnard autonomy
FW, Free World
FWMAF, Free World Military Assistance Forces
FY, fiscal year
FYI, for your information

Govto, series indicators for telegrams from Ambassador at Large W. Averell Harriman
Gp, Group
GRC, Government of the Republic of China
GVN, Government of Vietnam (South Vietnam)

HEW, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Hickory, joint U.S. Marine Corps-ARVN operations against NVA forces infiltrating through the DMZ in mid-1967
Hop Tac, Government of Vietnam program for pacification of Saigon and surrounding provinces

ICC, International Control Commission
ICEX, Infrastructure Intelligence Coordination and Exploitation
ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
IMF, International Monetary Fund
info, information
INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
JGS, Joint General Staff, Vietnamese Armed Forces
Junction City, military sweep of War Zone C during February through April 1967
JUSPAO, Joint United States Public Affairs Office

KIA, killed in action

Limdis, limited distribution
LOC, line of communication
Louisiana, code name for U.S. effort to secure additional foreign country forces for the Vietnam war

MACV, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MAP, Military Assistance Program
Marigold, code name for U.S. peace negotiations through Polish and Italian channels, 1966
McN, Robert McNamara
MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MIG, Soviet-built fighter aircraft

NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
NLF, National Liberation Front
NM, nautical miles
Nodis, no distribution
Noforn, no foreign distribution
NP, National Police
NPFF, National Police Field Force
NSA, National Security Agency
NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
NSC, National Security Council
NVA, North Vietnamese Army
NVN, North Vietnam

OAS, Organization of American States
OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
O/B, order of battle
OCO, Office of Civil Operations
ONE, Office of National Estimates, Central Intelligence Agency
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense

PAVN, People's Army of (North) Vietnam
PF, Popular Forces
PFF, Police Field Forces
PFIAB, President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
P.L., Public Law
PM, Prime Minister
POL, petroleum, oil, lubricants
POLAD, Political Adviser
POW, prisoner of war
Prairie Fire, interdiction operations in Laos
PRC, People's Republic of China
PW, prisoner of war
PX, post exchange

RD, Revolutionary Development
reftel, reference telegram
RF, Regional Forces
RG, Record Group
ROC, Republic of China
ROK, Republic of Korea
Rolling Thunder, code name for program of U.S. air operations in North Vietnam
RP, route packages
RT, Rolling Thunder
RVN, Republic of (South) Vietnam
RVNAF, Republic of (South) Vietnam Armed Forces

S, Secret
SAM, surface to air missiles
SAVA, Special Assistant for Vietnamese Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency
SC, Security Council
SDF, Self-Defense Forces
SEA, Southeast Asia
Sea Dragon, naval operations along the North Vietnamese coast up to the 20th parallel
SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SecDef, Secretary of Defense
Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State while away from
septel, separate telegram
SFRC, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Shining Brass, code name for cross-border operations into Laos and the DMZ
SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
Sitrep, situation report
Southpaw, code name for a plan to conduct raids into Laos by joint U.S. Army-ARVN teams
S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
Steel Tiger, code name for U.S. air strikes against the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos
SVN, South Vietnam
SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations

TCC, troop contributing countries
Togov, series indicators for telegrams to Ambassador at Large W. Averell Harriman
Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State while away from
TPP, Thermal Power Plant
TS, Top Secret

U, unclassified
UK, United Kingdom
UN, United Nations
UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
US, United States
USAID, United States Agency for International Development Mission
USG, United States Government
USIA, United States Information Agency
USMACV, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
USOM, United States Operations Mission
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations

VC, Viet Cong
VN, Vietnam; Vietnam Working Group, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Department of State
VNAF, (South) Vietnamese Air Force
VNCC, Vietnam Coordinating Committee
VNQDD, Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (Vietnamese Nationalist Party)
VP, Vice President

WH, White House

Z, Zulu (Greenwich Mean Time)

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