The American War in Vietnam: Lessons, Legacies, and Implications for Future Conflicts

By Lawrence E.Grinter; Peter M.Dunn | Go to book overview

Abbreviations

ARVN

Army of the Republic of Vietnam

ASD/ISA

Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs

Associated States

French IndoChina until 1954 (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia)

CINCPAC

Commander in Chief, Pacific

COIN/LIC

Counterinsurgency and Low-intensity Conflict

CORDS

Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development Support

COSVN

Central Office for South Vietnam (Hanois' field command in South Vietnam)

DRV (DRVN)

Democratic Republic of Vietnam

GVN

Government of Vietnam

LIC

Low-intensity Conflict

MACV

Military Assistance Command, Vietnam

MTT

Mobile Training Team

NLF (NLFSV)

National Liberation Front (of South Vietnam)

NVA

North Vietnamese Army (same as PAVN)

PAVN

People's Army of Vietnam

PME

Professional Military Education

RVN

Republic of Vietnam

RVNAF

Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces

SAF

Special Action Force

SAR

Search and Rescue

SEAL

Sea-air-land team

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