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ADM, Admiral
AFB, Air Force Base
AGI, Intelligence Collection vessel (USSR)
ASD, Assistant Secretary of Defense

BGEN, Brigadier General
BIB, Board for International Broadcasting

C, Confidential; Office of the Counselor, Department of State
CAPT, Captain
CBM, Confidence Building Measure
CCC, Commodity Credit Cooperation
CEMA, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (also COMCON, COMECON)
CI, Current Intelligence
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CIEP, Council on International Economic Policy
CIEPSM, Council on International Economic Policy Security Memorandum
CINCENT, Commander in Chief, Allied Forces, Central Europe
CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, Europe
CINCUSAFE, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Forces, Europe
CINCUSAREUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Europe
COCOM, Coordinating Committee on Export Controls
COMECON, Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (also COMCON, CEMA)
COMINT, Communications Intelligence
CSAF, Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force
CSCE, Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe

DA, Department of the Army
DATT, Defense Attaché
DC, District of Columbia
DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
DOD, Department of Defense
DOD/CA, Department of Defense/Cost Analysis
DRV, Democratic Republic of Vietnam

EC, European Community
EE, Eastern Europe
EO, Executive Order
EPA, Environmental Protection Agency
EPB, Economic Policy Board
EPBSM, Economic Policy Board Study Memorandum
ESC, European Security Conference
EUCOM, United States European Command
EUR, Bureau of European Affairs
EXIM, Export-Import Bank

FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
FMS, Foreign Military Sales
FRG, Federal Republic of Germany
FSO, Foreign Service Officer
FSFA, Federal Secretariat for Foreign Affairs (Yugoslavia)

GATT, General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GDR, German Democratic Republic
GNP, Gross National Product
GOR, Government of Romania
GOY, Government of Yugoslavia

IBRD, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)
ICCS, International Commission of Control and Supervision in Vietnam
IMF, International Monetary Fund
ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, Department of Defense

JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JEC, Joint Economic Commission
JNA, Jugoslovenska narodna armija (Yugoslav People's Army)

L, Legal Affairs, DOS
LC, League of Communists (Yugoslavia)
LCY, League of Communists of Yugoslavia
LDC, Less Developed Countries
L/PM, Legal Affairs DOS
LTC, Lieutenant Colonel

MBFR, Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions
MFN, Most Favored Nation
MLM, Military Liaison Mission
MOD, Minister of Defense
MSA, Most Seriously Affected (Country)

NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NCST, Romanian National Council for Science and Technology
NDP, National Disclosure Policy
NDPC, National Military Information Disclosure Policy Committee
NFIB, National Foreign Intelligence Board
NPG, Nuclear Planning Group, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NSA, National Security Agency
NSC, National Security Council
NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum

OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OASD/ISA, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs
OECD, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPIC, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense

PCI, Partito Comunista Italiano (Italian Communist Party)
PDR, Processing Data Rate
PL, Public Law
PLO, Palestinian Liberation Organization
PM, Political-Military Affairs
POLAD, Political Advisor
PRG, Provisional Revolutionary Government of South Vietnam
PZPR, Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza (United Polish Worker's Party)

QA, Quadripartite Agreement

RCP, Romanian Communist Party
RFE, Radio Free Europe
RL, Radio Liberty

S, Secret; Secretary
SDR, Special Drawing Rights
SECDEF, Secretary of Defense
SED, Sozialistische Einheitspartei Deutschland (GDR)
SFRY, Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
SHAPE, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe
SIGINT, Signals Intelligence
SOFO, Special Operations Field Office (U.S. Army, West Berlin)
SPD, Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschland (BRD, DDR)
S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
SSBN, Subsurface Ship Ballistic Nuclear
SSN, Ship Submersible Nuclear (Attack Submarine)

TOW, Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided (missile)

UK, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UN, United Nations
UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
UNSC, United Nations Security Council
US, United States
USA, United States Army; United States of America
USAEUR, United States Army Europe
USCOB, United States Commander, Berlin
USELMLO, United States Element, LIVE OAK
USG, United States Government
USIA, United States Information Agency
USIS, United States Information Service
USMLM, United States Military Liaison Mission
USN, United States Navy
USNATO, Series indicator for telegrams from the Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to the Department of State
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USUN, United States Delegation to the United Nations

VADM, Vice Admiral
VIP, Very Important Person
VOA, Voice of America

WH, White House
WHCA, White House Communications Agency
WHO, World Health Organization

ZSL, Zjednoczone Stronnictwo Ludowe (United People's Party, Poland)
Z, Greenwich Mean Time

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