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Volume X
Cuba, 1961-1962




AA, aircraft artillery
AAA, anti-aircraft artillery
AAM, air-to-air missiles
Abn Div, Airborne division
ACSI, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence
AEC, Atomic Energy Commission
AEW, Aircraft Early Warning Station
AEW&C Det, Airborne Early Warning and Control Detachment
AF, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State
AFB, Air Force Base
AFCIN, Air Force Intelligence
AFL-CIO, American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
AFTF, Air Force Task Force
AJOC, Alternative Joint Communications Center (Air Force)
AJR, Asociation de Juventud Rebelde (Association of Rebel Youth)
ALTCOMLANT, Alternate Commander, Atlantic (Navy)
ammo, ammunition
amphib, amphibious
ANG, Air National Guard
ARA, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/CCA, Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/CMA, Office of Caribbean and Mexican Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
ARA/RPA, Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
Armd Cav Regt, Armored Cavalry Regiment
ARS, Aerial Reconnaissance and Security
ASAP, as soon as possible
ASW, Anti-Submarine Warfare
AWOL, absent without leave

BLT, Battalion Landing Team
Bn, battalion
Brig Hq., Brigade Headquarters
BW/CW, Biological Warfare/Chemical Warfare

CAB, Civil Aeronautics Board
CAP, Combat Air Patrol
CEF, Cuban Expeditionary Force
CENTO, Central Treaty Organization
CGCONARC, Commanding General, continental Army command
CGUSACARIB, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Caribbean
CGUSARLANT, Commanding General, U.S. Army, Atlantic
CGUSCONARC, Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army Command
ChiCom, Chinese Communist
CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
CINCARIB, Commander in Chief, Caribbean
CINCLANT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic
CINCLANTFLT, Commander in Chief, Atlantic Fleet
CINCONAD, Commander in Chief, Continental Air Defense Command
CINCPAC, Commander in Chief, Pacific
CINCSTRIKE, Commander in Chief, Strike command
CJTF, Commander, Joint Task Force
CMA, Office of Caribbean and Mexican Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State
CMC, Commandant, United States Marine Corps
CNO, Chief of Naval Operations
C.O., Commanding Officer
COAS, Council of the Organization of American States
COCOM, Coordinating Committee of the Paris Consultative Group of Nations
COMAFTASKOR, Commander, Air Force Task Force
COMANTDEFCOM, Commander, Antilles Defense Command
COMCARIBSEAFRON, Commander, Caribbean Sea Frontier
COMFAIRJAX, Commander, Fleet Air, Jacksonville, Florida
COMINT, Communications Intelligence
COMJTF, Commander, Joint Task Force
COMKWESTFOR, Commander, Key West Forces
COMNAVBASE GTMO, Commander, Naval Base, Guantanamo
COMNAVTASKFOR, Commander, Naval Task Force
COMSECONDFLT, Commander, Second Fleet
COMTAC, Commander, Tactical Air command
CONAD, Continental Air Defense Command
CONUS, continental United States
COSAC, Commanding Officer, Strategic Air Command
CRC, Consejo Revolucionario Cubano, Cuban Revolutionary Council
CTC, Confederacion de Trabajadores Cubanos, Confederation of Cuban Workers
CTG, Commander, Special Task Group
CVA, attack aircraft carrier
CW, Chemical Warfare

DCI, Director of Central Intelligence,
DO, destroyer
DD/P, Office of the Deputy Director for Plans, Central Intelligence Agency
Dels, Delegations
Depcirtel, Department of State circular telegram
Dept, Department of State
Deptel, Department of State telegram
DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency
DIO, District Intelligence Officer
Div, Division
DIRNSA, Director, National Security Agency
DLF, Development Loan Fund
DOD, Department of Defense
DR, Directorio Revolucionario, Revolutionary Directorate
DRE, Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil, Student Revolutionary Directorate
DTG, date-time-group (date and exact time on telegrams)
DZ, drop zone

ECE, Economic Commission for Europe
ECM, electronic countermeasures
ELINT, Electronic Intelligence
ETA, estimated time of arrival
EUR, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EUR/SOV, Office of Soviet Union Affairs, Bureau of European Affairs, Department of State
EW, early warning

FA, Field Artillery
FAA, Federal Aviation Agency
FA Bn, Field Artillery Battalion
FBI, Federal Bureau of Investigation
FMFLANT, Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic
FonMin, Foreign Minister
FonOff, Foreign Office
FRC, Federal Records Center
FRD, Frente Revolucionario Democratico, Democratic Revolutionary Front
FY, fiscal year
FYI, for your information

G-2, Army General Staff section dealing with intelligence at the divisional level or higher
GA, United Nations General Assembly
GOA, Government of Argentina
GOB, Government of Brazil
GOC, Government of Cuba
GOC, Good Offices Committee
GOF, Government of France
govt, government
Gtmo, Guantanamo
Guat, Guatemala
GUS, Government of the United States

HEW, Department of Health, Education and Welfare
HP, horsepower
HQ MC, Headquarters, Marine Corps
Hv Gun Bn, Heavy Gun Battalion

IA-ECOSOC, Inter-American Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
ICA, International Cooperation Administration
IDB, Inter-American Development Bank
ILO, International Labor Organization
Inf Bde, Infantry Brigade
info, information
INR, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, Department of State
INS, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice
IO, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IO/UNP, Office of United Nations Political and Security Affairs, Bureau of International Organization Affairs, Department of State
IRM, intermediate-range ballistic missile
ISA, Office of International Security Affairs, Department of Defense

JCS, Joint Chiefs of Staff
JCSM, Joint Chiefs of Staff Memorandum
JTF, Joint Task Force

KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines
KOMAR, Soviet missile-carrying patrol boat
kts, knots, one nautical mile per hour

L, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State
LA, Latin America
LANTCOM, Atlantic Fleet Command
lat, latitude
LCI, Landing Craft, Infantry
LCT, Landing Craft, Tank
LCU, Landing Craft, Utility
LCVP, Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel
long, longitude
LOU, Limited Official Use
LPH, Landing Platform Helicopter
LSD, Landing Ship, Dock

MAG, Marine Aviation Group
MAP, Military Assistance Program
MarCorps, Marine Corps
MATS, Military Air Transport Service
MDC, Movimiento Democratico Cristiano, Christian Democratic Movement
MEB, Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEF, Marine Expeditionary Force
MFM, Meeting of Foreign Ministers
MIG, Russian-made fighter aircraft
mort., mortar
MP, Member of Parliament (British)
MRBM, medium range ballistic missile
MRP, Movimiento Revolucionario del Pueblo, People's Revolutionary Movement
MAR, Movimiento de Recuperacion Revolucion, Movement To Recover the Revolution
MSTS, Military Sea Transport Service
MTB, motor torpedo boat

NAD, Naval Air Detachment
NAS, Naval Air Station
NATO, North Atlantic Treaty organization
NavAide, Naval Aide
NDU, National Defense University
NEA, Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, Department of State
Niact, night action, telegram indicator requiring immediate action
Nic, Nicaragua
NIE, National Intelligence Estimate
nm, nautical miles
Noforn, no foreign distribution
NPIC, National Photographic Interpretation Center
NSA, National Security Agency
NSAM, National Security Action Memorandum
NSC, National Security Council

OARS, Ocean Area Reconnaissance Satellite
OAD, organization of American States
OASD, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense
OCB, Operations Coordinating Board
OPLAN, Operations Plan
OSD, Office of the Secretary of Defense

P, Bureau of Public Affairs, Department of State
PAA, Pan American Airways
PACOM, Pacific Command
PC, Patrol Craft, Submarine chaser
PM, paramilitary
PNG, persona non grata
POE, Port of Embarkation
POL, petroleum, oil, and lubricants
POW, prisoner of war
Pres, President
PSP, Partido Socialista Popular, Popular Socialist Party (Cuban Communist Party)
PT, Motor Torpedo Boat

recco, reconnaissance
Reps, Representatives
R, Resolution; Republican
RLT, Regimental Landing Team
RPA, Office of Inter-American Regional Political Affairs, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State

SAC, Strategic Air Command
SACEUR, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
SAM, surface-to-air missile
SATS, short airfield for tactical support
SC, United Nations Security Council
SCCS, Special Consultative Committee on Security (OAS)
SEATO, Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
SecDef, Secretary of Defense
SecNav, Secretary of the Navy
Secto, series indicator for telegrams from the Secretary of State or his party to Washington
SIGINT, Signals Intelligence
SNIE, Special National Intelligence Estimate
S/O, Operations Center, Department of State
Sov, Soviet
SSM, surface-to-surface missile
Stat., United States Statutes at Large
SW, surface warfare
SYG, Secretary-General of the United Nations

TAC, Tactical Air Command
TAD, Tactical Air Defense
TAF, Tactical Air Force
TASS, Telegraphnoye Agentstvo Sovyetskogo Soyuza (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union)
TCS, Tactical Control Squadron
TF, Task Force
TFS, Tactical Fighter Squadron
TG, Task Group
T/O, Table of Organization
T/O&E, Table of Organization and Estimates
TRS, Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron

U, Office of the Under Secretary of State
UAR, United Arab Republic
UDT, Underwater Demolition Team
UDU, Underwater Demolition Unit
UK, United Kingdom
UN, United Nations
UNESCO-ECLA, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization-Economic Commission for Latin America
UNGA, United Nations General Assembly
UNSC, United Nations Security Council
UR, Unidad Revolucionario (Cuban political movement)
urtel, your telegram
USA, United States Army
USAF, United States Air Force
USDel, United States Delegation
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
USS, United States Ship
USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
USSTRICOM, United States Strike Command
UST, United States Treaties and other International Agreements
USUN, United States Mission to the United Nations
UW, Unconventional Warfare

VOA, Voice of America
VS, Search Plane; Shore-based Search Squadron

WH, White House
W/T, wireless transmitter

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