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ACDA, United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

BDG, Bangladesh

C, Counselor, Department of State
CCINC, Cabinet Committee on International Narcotics Control
CENTO, Central Treaty Organization (Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States)
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CINCEUR, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Forces, Europe
CINCPAC, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy, Pacific
CINCPACFLT, Commander-in-Chief of Fleet Operations, U.S. Navy, Pacific
CINCUSNAVEUR, Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Navy, Europe
CNO, Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy
COMIDEASTFOR, Commander of the Middle East Force

D, Office of the Deputy Secretary of State, Department of State
DAO, Defense Affairs Officer
DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
DEA, Drug Enforcement Agency
DG, Diego Garcia
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
DOD, Department of Defense

EC, European Community
EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EXDIS, Exclusive Distribution Only

FMS, Foreign Military Sales
FONMIN, Foreign Minister
FY, Fiscal Year

GOA, Government of Afghanistan
GOB, Government of Bangladesh or Government of Bhutan
GOI, Government of India
GON, Government of Nepal
GOP, Government of Pakistan
GSL, Government of Sri Lanka

HAVA, Helmand-Arghandab Valley Authority
HMG, Her Majesty’s Government (United Kingdom)

IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
IOPZ, Indian Ocean Peace Zone
ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense

JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff

LIMDIS, Limited Distribution Only
LOS, Law of the Sea
LOU, Limited Official Use

MAP, Military Assistance Program
MemCon, Memorandum of Conversation
MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MIDEASTFOR, Middle East Force, U.S. Navy, home-ported at Bahrain
MLA, Bangladesh Martial Law Authority

NEA, Department of State, Near East and South Asia Bureau
NEA/INS, Near East and South Asia Bureau, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka Desk
NEA/PAB, Near East and South Asia Bureau, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh Desk
NIACT, Needs Immediate Action
NODIS, No Distribution
NOFORN, No Foreign Distribution
NPT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
NSC, National Security Council
NSDM, National Security Decision Memorandum
NSSM, National Security Study Memorandum
NWFP, Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan

OBE, Overtaken by Events
OCI, Office of Current Intelligence
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense

P, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
PM, Prime Minister
POL, Political Affairs Officer

REFTEL, Reference Telegram
RG, Record Group
RGA, Royal Government of Afghanistan

SECDEF, Secretary of Defense
SECTO, To the Secretary of State
SEPTEL, Separate Telegram
SRG, Senior Review Group, or Government of Sri Lanka
SYG, Secretary General

TELCON, Telephone Conversation

UN, United Nations
UNFDAC, United Nations Fund for Drug Abuse Control
UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
USAID, United States Agency for International Development
USG, United States Government
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or Soviet Union
USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations

VPWG, Verification Panel Working Group (NSC)

WH, White House

Z, Zulu Time (Greenwich mean time)

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