Cuban Missle Crisis
List of Abbreviations

AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
ACDA, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
AFB, Air Force Base
A-4D, Skyhawk, U.S. single engine turbojet attack aircraft
AG, Attorney General
AID, Agency for International Development
Amb., Ambassador
AR, American Republics
ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARC, American Red Cross

CAP, Combat Air Patrol
CCA, Office of the Coordinator of Cuban Affairs
CI, counter-intelligence
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CINCAFLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Air Force, Atlantic
CINCARLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Army, Atlantic
CINCEUR, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Europe
CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, U.S. Forces, Atlantic
CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike Command
COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of Nations
COMOR, Committee on Overhead Reconnaissance
COMSTs, Commander, Sea Transportation Service
CRC, Consejo Revolucionario Cubano, Cuban Revolutionary Council
CVA, attack aircraft carrier

DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
DEFCON(s), Defense condition(s)
Deptel, Department of State telegram
DOD, Department of Defense
DRE, Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, Student Revolutionary Directorate
DTG, date-time group (date and exact time on telegrams)

ELINT, electronic intelligence
Embtel, Embassy telegram
EMC, electronic countermeasures
EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/BNA, Office of British Commonwealth and Northern European Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
ExCom, Executive Committee
Eyes Only, document to be read only by individuals with a need-to-know

FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBIS, Foreign Broadcast Information Service
FMF, Fleet Marine Force
fol, following
FRC, Federal Records Center
FROGS, free over ground tactical rockets (Soviet luna rockets)
FYI, for your information

GNP, gross national product
GOC, Good Offices Committee
GOT, Government of Turkey
GSA, General Services Administration
GTI, Office of Greek, Turkish, and Iranian Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State

HEW, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
HMG, Her Majesty's Government

ICBM, intercontinental ballistic missile
ICRC, International Committee of the Red Cross
ILA, International Longshoreman's Association
IL-28, Soviet jet light bomber
IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IRBM, intermediate-range ballistic missile
Ironbark, special information handling channel for intelligence generated by Colonel Oleg Penkovsky
ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense

JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff memorandum
JURE, Revolutionary Junta

KOMAR, Soviet missile carrying PT boats
KW, kilowatt

LAAM, light antiaircraft missile
LICROSS, League of International Red Cross Societies
LS, Division of Language Services, Department of State
LST, landing ship, tank

MC, memorandum of conversation
MEB, Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
MIG, Soviet-made fighter aircraft
MLF, multilateral force
MRBN, medium-range ballistic missile
MSTS, Military Sea Transport Service
mtg, meeting

NAC, North Atlantic Council
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
niact, night action, telegram indicator requiring immediate action
NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
NORAD, North American Air Defense Command
NPIC, National Photographic Interpretation Center
NRO, National Reconnaissance Office
NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
NSC, National Security Council
NY, New York
NYFRC, New York Federal Records Center

OAS, Organization of American States
OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OCI, Office of Current Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency
OD, operating directive
OECD, Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development
OEP, Office of Emergency Planning
ONE/OCI, Office of National Estimates/Office of Current Intelligence
OP, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations; operations plan
OPLAN, operations plan
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense

PAA, Pan American Airways
PM, Prime Minister
POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
Polto, series indicator for telegrams from the U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations to the Department of State

re, regarding
reps, representatives
res, resolution
RLG, Royal Lao Government
RPM, Office of Atlantic Political and Military Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State

SA, Sterling Area
SA-2, Soviet suface to air missile (SAM)
SAC, Strategic Air Command
SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
SAM, surface-to-air missile
SAR, search and rescue
SC, Security Council of the United Nations
SCCS, Special Consultative Committee on Security (OAS)
SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
S/P Policy Planning Council/Staff
S/S, Executive Secretariat, Department of State
SS-4, Soviet medium-range ballistic missile
SS-5, Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile
SYG, Secretary General of the United Nations

TAC, Tactical Control Squadron
TASS, Telegraphnoye Agentstvo Sovyetskogo Soyuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union] telcon, telephone conversation
Topol, series indicator for telegrams to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and European Regional Organizations

U-2, U.S. high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft
UAR, United Arab Republic
UDT, Underwater Demolition Team
UK, United Kingdom
UN, United Nations
UNMIS, United Nations Mission
urtel, your telegram
USAF, United States Air Force
USG, United States Government
USIA, United States Information Agency
USIB, United States Intelligence Board
USMC, United States Marine Corps
USN, United States Navy
USRO, United States Mission to European Regional Organizations in Paris
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USUN, United States Mission at the United Nations

VOA, Voice of America

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