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15 POG
15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group (Modern)
AEAF
Allied Expeditionary Air Force (WWII)
AFHQ
Allied Forces Headquarters (Mediterranean) (WWII)
AI 10
Air Intelligence 10. Covername of SOE when dealing with RAF (WWII)
AIS
Allied Information Service (PWD/SHAEF)
AIT
Army Information Team (UK PSYOPS and Civil Affairs units, 1970s)
AM
Air Ministry (RAF, WWII)
BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
Bbira
Korean term for propaganda leaflets
BDCC (ME)
British Defence Coordination Committee Middle East (UK post-WWII)
BFAP
British Forces in the Arabian Peninsula (UK post-WWII)
BJSM
British Joint Services Mission(UK post-WWII)
BRADDOCK
Operation BRADDOCK - Joint SOE/PWE plan to disseminate concealable sabotage equipment to resistance fighters (WWII)
BSOD
Broadcast Station Operating Detachment (PWB/AFHQ, WWII)
C
Head of SIS
CBFAP
Commander, British Forces Arabian Peninsula (UK post-WWII)
CCS
Combined Chiefs of Staff (US/UK)
CD
Head of SOE (WWII)
CENTCOM
Central Command (US)
CEP
Captured Enemy Personnel (UK) (Malayan Emergency)
CHQ
Country Headquarters of PWE in Woburn (UK) (WWII)
CIGS
Chiefs of the Imperial General Staff (UK) (WWI/WWII)
COHQ
Combined Operations Headquarters (London) (WWII)
COI
Coordinator of Information, Colonel "Wild Bill" Donovan (US) (WWII)
COS
Chiefs of Staff (UK)
COSSAC
Chiefs of Staff to the Supreme Allied Commander (WWII)
CSDIC
Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre - operated by MI19 (UK) (WWII)
D
Section D. Forerunner of SOE under the control of SIS. Role to conduct subversion & propaganda. (WWII)
DDCP
Deputy Directorate of Counter Propaganda (RAF) (WWII)
DDIP
Deputy Directorate of Information and Propaganda (formerly MI7) (WWII)
DFP
Directorate of Forward Plans. Section of the Ministry of Defence responsible for deception and psychological warfare (post-WWII)
DOI
Director of Information Services (UK, Malayan Emergency)
D/Q
Press & Propaganda section of SOE (WWII)
DTIO
Directorate of Targeting and Information Operations (UK) (Modern)
EH
Electra House (Headquarters of the forerunner of PWE) (WWII)
Enigma
Name of the signals encryption machine used by the German Wehrmacht (WWII)
EPW
Enemy Prisoner/s of War
ERB
Economic Research Bureau. SOE propaganda sub-section in the Far East (UK, WWII)
ETO
European Theatre of Operations (WWII)
EW
Electronic Warfare (US, Modern)
FELO
Far Eastern Liaison Office. Australian covert propaganda organisation in South East Asia (WWII)
FIS
Foreign Information Service (part of COI, US WWII)
FO
Foreign Office (UK, WWII)
HPWS
Head, Psychological Warfare Section (UK, Malayan Emergency)
HUMINT
Human intelligence
ICE
Information Coordination Executive. A secret committee established in August 1956 to "carry out political warfare and propaganda" in connexion with the Suez Crisis (UK, Suez Crisis)
IDF
Israel Defense Forces
IO
Information Operations (Modern)
IRD
Information Research Department, of the FO (UK, Post WWII)
IRU
Information Research Unit, Psychological support unit established in Cyprus in 1958
IS9
Intelligence School No. 9 - The Executive branch of MI9 (WWII)
IW
Information Warfare (US, Modern)
JCC
Joint Concealment Centre. Successor of VISTRE, based at Netheravon, Wiltshire, established in late 1951 to research and train in the techniques of tactical deception and psychological warfare. (UK, post-WWII)
JIC
Joint Intelligence Committee (UK)
JIAG
Joint Information Activities Group, "provides specialist Information activities training, operational delivery capability and capacity building for defence, and other government departments." (UK Modern)
JIPC
Joint Information and Propaganda Committee (UK - Southeast Asia region, 1950s)
JTF
Joint Task Force (US)
JUSPAO
Joint US Public Affairs Office (US Vietnam)
LCS
London Controlling Section - coordinated British deception operations (WWII)
LFPG
Land Forces Persian Gulf (UK post-WWII)
LPCC
London Propaganda Coordinating Committee (WWII)
M 129
US post-war fibreglass leaflet bomb
"M" Balloon
British balloon for disseminating propaganda leaflets (WWII)
MACV
Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (US)
MEW
Ministry of Economic Warfare (WWII)
MI5
Military Intelligence 5 - Covername of the Security Service
MI6
Military Intelligence 6 - Covername of SIS
MI7
Military Intelligence 7 - Propganda (WWI). MI7(b)4 Responsible for Aerial Propaganda Leaflets. Briefly resurrected in WWII until reformed into the DDIP.
MI9
Military Intelligence 9 - POW Escape & Evasion department (WWII)
MI19
Military Intelligence 19 - Interrogation of Enemy Prisoner of War and Aliens (WWII)
MI R
Military Intelligence Research, War Office department, one of the forerunners of SOE (WWII)
MINDEF
Ministry of Defence (UK, Post WWII)
MISO
Military Information Support Operations (US, new term for PSYOP, from 23 June 2010)
MIST
Military Information Support Team (US)
MOD
Ministry of Defence (UK, Post WWII)
MOE
Measure of Effect (Modern)
MOI
Ministry of Information (WWII)
Monroe bomb
See T-1 Bomb
MOOTW
Military Operations Other Than War (US)
MRBC
Mobile Radio Broadcasting Company (PWB/AFHQ WWII)
MOP
Measure of Performance (Modern)
NATO
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (post WWII)
NfdT
Nachrichten für die Truppe. Daily "grey" newspaper for German troops produced by a joint PWE/OSS team (WWII)
Nickel
RAF codename for aerial propaganda leaflets (WWII)
OM/P
Oriental Mission Propaganda. SOE propaganda section directed towards Japan and Japanese occupied territory (UK, WWII)
OP3
Overt Peacetime PSYOP Program (US, Modern)
OSS
Office of Strategic Services (US, WWII)
OTU
Operational Training Unit of the RAF (WWII)
OWI
Office of War Information (US, WWII)
MAT
Media Assessment Team, Ministry of Defence PSYOPS unit (Falkland Islands War)
PCB
Psychological Operations Coordination Board (US post-WWII)
PDU-5
PSYOP Dispensing Unit 5. US "Rockeye" cluster bomb adopted for use as a leaflet bomb. First used operationally during Operation Enduring Freedom
PERIWIG
Operation Periwig - a joint PWE/SOE/SIS operation to simulate an active resistance movement in Germany through deception and clandestine propaganda (WWII)
PICME
Political Warfare Committee, Middle East (WWII)
PID
Political Intelligence Department. Covername of PWE (WWII)
Political Warfare
British equivalent of Psychological Warfare. (WWII)
POW
Prisoner/s of War
POTF
PSYOP Task Force (US, Modern)
P&PW
Publicity & Psychological Warfare
Propaganda
 
- Black
Propaganda which falsifies it origin
- Grey
Propaganda which gives no clear indication of it's origin
- White
Direct Allied-sponsored propaganda
- Strategic
Propaganda designed to make civilians take action favourable to the Allied Military operations (WWII)
- Tactical
Propaganda aimed at reducing the enemy's combat strength by impairing morale and persuading the individual soldier to stop fighting (WWII)
PRPG
Political Resident, Persian Gulf (UK post-WWII)
PSYOP / PSYOPS
Psychological Operations. US abbreviation is PSYOP, whereas the British abbreviation is PSYOPS.
PsyWar
Psychological Warfare (WWII & Korea)
P/W, Ps/W
Prisoner/s of War
PWB
Psychological Warfare Branch (WWII). (PWB/AFHQ & PWB/SEAC)
PWD
Psychological Warfare Division of SHAEF (WWII)
PWE
Political Warfare Executive (WWII)
RAdS
Radio Atlantico del Sur, British PSYOPS radio station broadcasting from 19 May 1982 (Falkland Islands War)
RAF
Royal Air Force
RU
Research Unit (PWE codename for a "black" clandestine radio station) (WWII)
Reactions:
 
- Direct
Reactions from statements by individuals, results of official surveys and evidence reported by our own ground forces (WWII)
- Indirect
Reactions from penalties, warnings and other examples of counter action (WWII)
SAC
Supreme Allied Commander (WWII)
SEAC
South East Asia Command (WWII)
SEIO
State/Settlement Emergency Information Officer (UK, Malayan Emergency)
SEP
Surrendered Enemy Personnel (UK, Malayan Emergency)
SHAEF
Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (WWII)
SHAPE
Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (NATO)
SHARK
British codename for Enigma encrypted German Naval U-boat traffic
Sibs
Codename for rumours, taken from the Latin sibillare - "to whisper" (WWII)
SIG
Special Investigations Group. Formed in June 1958, to investigate and provide evidence to counter EOKA propaganda making false allegations against British Security Forces in Cyprus. (UK, post-WWII)
SIGINT
Signals Intelligence
SIPRNET
US military secret internet - Secret Internet Protocol Router Network
SIS
Secret Intelligence Service (British foreign intelligence and counter-intelligence service)
SO1
Special Operations 1 - Propaganda, of SOE (WWII)
SO2
Special Operations 2 - Operational, of SOE (WWII)
SO3
Special Operations 3 - Planning, of SOE (WWII)
SOA
Special Operations Australia (Australia, WWII)
SOE
Special Operations Executive (UK, WWII)
SPA
Service de la Propagande Aérienne ("Aerial Propaganda Service", France, WWI)
SRD
Services Reconnaissance Department. Cover name for Special Operations Australia (Australia, WWII)
T-1 Bomb
Leaflet bomb designed by US Captain Monroe (WWII)
T-3 Bomb
Leaflet bomb produced from a converted US M-26 flare (WWII)
TA
Target Audience (Modern)
TAA
Target Audience Analysis (Modern)
TAF
Tactical Air Force (WWII)
TNA
The National Archives (formerly the British Public Record Office)
TPT
Tactical PSYOP(S) Team (Modern)
ULTRA
British codename for high-level intelligence derived from breaking German Enigma encrypted signals
USAAF
United States Army Air Force
USACAPOC(A)
United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). Activated on 27 November 1990
USEB
United States Experimental Branch (covername for OSS) (WWII)
USIA
US Information Agency (Vietnam)
USIS
US Information Service (Vietnam)
UW
Unconventionial Warfare (US, Modern)
VISTRE
Visual Inter-Service Training and Research Establishment. British joint defence establishment formed in 1948 to research and teach techniques of tactical deception and camouflage. See also JCC. (UK, Post-WWII)
Wehrmacht
German Armed Forces in WWII, comprised of the Heer (Army), Luftwaffe (Air Force), and Kriegsmarine (Navy)
Whispers
See Sibs
WO
War Office (UK, WWII)
X
SOE German & Austrian Section (also refers to the head of the Section) (WWII)


 

 

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