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Foreign Relations, 1961-1963, Volume IV, Vietnam, January-August 1963
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List of Abbreviations

AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
ABN, airborne
AC&W, aircraft control and warning
ACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff (Intelligence)
addee, addressee
Admino, series indicator for administrative telegrams from CINCPAC
AF, Air Force
AFCIN, Air Force Chief of Intelligence
AFRS, Armed Forces Radio Service
AID, Agency for International Development
Aidto, series indicator for telegrams from the Agency for International Development to its missions abroad
Amb, Ambassador
ammo, ammunition
AP, Associated Press
APC, armored personnel carrier
ARPAC, U.S. Army, Pacific
ARVN, Army of the Republic of Vietnam

BG, Brigadier General
bn, battalion

CAS, Controlled American Source
CG, Civil Guard
ChiCom, Chinese Communists
ChiNat, Chinese Nationalist
CHMAAG, Chief, Military Assistance Advisory Group
CI, counterinsurgency; commercial imports
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CIB, Combined Intelligence Board
CIDG, Citizen's Irregular Defense Group
CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
CINCPACAF, Commander in Chief, Pacific Air Force
CINCPACFLT, Commander in Chief, Pacific Fleet
CINCUSAPAC, Commander in Chief, United States Army, Pacific
CIP, Commercial Import Program
CM, Chairman's Memorandum
Cmdr, Commander
CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
CO, Commanding Officer
COMUSARPAC, Commander, United States Army, Pacific
COMUSMACV, Commander, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
CONUS, continental United States
COPROR, Committee on Province Rehabilitation
CPSVN, Comprehensive Plan for South Vietnam
CSA, Chief of Staff, Army
CSAF, Chief of Staff, Air Force
CSCC, Coastal Surveillance Command Center
CT, Country Team
CVN, Central Vietnam
CVTC, Confederation of Vietnamese Trade Congresses
CY, calendar year

DA, Department of the Army; Defense Attaché; defense assistance
DAC, Development Assistance Committee, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
DCFBA, Director General of Budget and Foreign Aid
DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
Deptel, Department of State telegram
desp, despatch
DGI, Director General of Information
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
dissem, dissemination
DLF, Defense Loan Fund
DMZ, demilitarized zone
DOD, Department of Defense
DOD/PRO, Public Relations Office, Department of Defense
DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam
DTG, date-time-group

E & E, emergency and evacuation
ECCO, Eastern Construction Company
Embtel, Embassy telegram

FAR, Forces Armees Royales (Royal Armed Forces, Laos)
FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
FE, Far East; Bureau of Far Eastern Affairs, Department of State
FOS, follow-on spares
FRC, Federal Records Center
FSO, Foreign Service officer
FY, fiscal year
FYI, for your information

G, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
GAO, General Accounting Office
G/PM, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
GVN, Government of Vietnam

helo, helicopter
HQS, headquarters
HSAS, Headquarters, Support Activity, Saigon

IAF, Far East Branch, United States Information Agency
ICA, International Cooperation Administration
ICC, International Control Commission
ICSH, International Committee on Strategic Hamlets
ILO, International Labor Organization
INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
IOP, Office of Policy and Research, United States Information Agency
ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

JAOC, Joint Air Operation Center
JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JGS, Joint General Staff
JOC, Joint Operations Center

KIA, killed in action

LAS, Long-Range Assistance Strategy
LOC, lines of communication

MA, military assistance
MAAG, Military Assistance Advisory Group
MACV, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
MAP, Military Assistance Program
MEC, Military Executive Committee
MRC, Military Revolutionary Council
MSP, Mutual Security Program

NACO, National Agricultural Credit Office
NBC, National Broadcasting Company
NCO, non-commissioned officer
NCP, National Campaign Plan
NEA, Near East and Africa; Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
NFLSVN, National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam
Niact, night action
NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
NLHX, Neo Lao Hak Xat
NOA, new obligational authority
Noforn, no foreign dissemination
NRM, National Revolutionary Movement
NSA, National Security Agency
NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
NSC, National Security Council
NVN, North Vietnam

OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OCI, Office of Current Intelligence
ODMA, Office of the Director for Military Assistance
OPCON, operational control
OPNL, operational
OPSUM, Operations Summary

P, piaster; Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
PACAF, Pacific Air Force
PACFLT, Pacific Fleet
PACOM, Pacific Command
PAO, Public Affairs Officer
PCHT, packing, crating, handling, and
transportation PIC, person in command
P10, Public Information Officer
PIOPS, public information operations
PL, Pathet Lao; Public Law
plt, platoon
PNG, persona non grata
POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
POLAD, Political Adviser
POW, prisoner of war
psywar, psychological warfare
psyops, psychological operations
PTT, post, telephone, telegraph

reftel, reference telegram
RG, Record Group
rgt, regiment
RKG, Royal Khmer Government
RLG, Royal Lao Government
RVN, Republic of Vietnam
RVNAF, Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

S, Office of the Secretary of State
SACSA, Special Assistant for Counterinsurgency and Special Activities, Joint Chiefs of Staff
SDC, Self-Defense Corps
SEA, Southeast Asia; Office of Southeast Asian Affairs, Department of State
SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SecDef, Secretary of Defense
Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his party to the Department of State
Secy, Secretary
SEPES, Service des Etudes Politigues et Sociales (Political and Social Studies Service)
septel, separate telegram
SFHCVN, Special Forces, High Command, Vietnam
SH, Strategic Hamlet
SOA, Office of South Asian Affairs, Department of State
S/P, Policy Planning Staff, Department of State
sqdn, squadron
S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
Stat., United States Statutes at Large
SVN, South Vietnam

TF/Saigon, Task Force in Saigon
TF/SEA, Task Force on Southeast Asia
TF/VN, Task Force on Vietnam
TIAS, Treaties and Other International Agreements Series
Toeid, series indicator for telegrams to the Agency for International Development from its missions abroad
TOC, Tactical Operations Center
Tosec, series indicator for telegrams to the Secretary of State or his party from the Department of State
Tousi, series indicator for telegrams to the United States Information Agency from its missions abroad

UN, United Nations
UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UPI, United Press International
USA, United States Army
USAF, United States Air Force
USASGV, United States Army Support Group, Vietnam
USIA, United States Information Agency
USIB, United States Intelligence Board
USIS, United States Information Service
Usito, series indicator for telegrams from the United States Information Agency to its missions abroad
USMACV, United States Military Assistance Command, Vietnam
USMC, United States Marine Corps
USN, United States Navy
USOM, United States Operations Mission
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
UST, United States Treaties

VC, Viet Cong
VM, Viet Minh
VN, Vietnam
VNAF, Vietnam Armed Forces; Vietnam Air Force
VNMC, Vietnam Marine Corps
VNN, Vietnam Navy
VNQDD, Viet Nam Quoc Dan Dang (National Party of Vietnam)
VNSF, Vietnamese Special Forces
VNSFHC, Vietnamese Special Forces High Command
VOA, Voice of America

WG/VN, Working Group on Vietnam
WSM, Women's Solidarity Movement

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