ACSA/Acquisition and Cross-Servicing Agreement

ADMM/ASEAN Defence Minister's Meeting

AG/Australia Group

AMISOM/African Union Mission in Somalia

ANSF/Afghan National Security Forces

AQAP/Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula

AQIM/Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb

ARF/ASEAN Regional Forum


ARF-VDR/ARF-Voluntary Demonstration of Response

ARS/Alliance for the Re-Liberation of Somalia

ASBM/Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile

ASEAN/Association of Southeast Asian Nations

ASG/Abu Sayyaf Group

AU/African Union

BMD/Ballistic Missile Defense

BMDR/Ballistic Missile Defense Review

BWC/Biological Weapons Convention

C4ISR/Command, Control, Communication, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

CARAT/Cooperatiion Afloat Readiness and Training

CCCPA/Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa

CCD COE/Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

CCS/Central Command System

CCW/Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects

CERT/Computer Emergency Response Team

CFE/Conventinal Armed Forces in Europe

CFSP/Common Foreign and Security Policy

CHOD/Chief of Defense

CIS/Commonwealth of Independent States

CPA/Comprehensive Peace Agreement

CPGS/Conventional Prompt Global Strike

CSM/Conventional Strike Missile

CSOC/Cyber Security Operations Centre

CSPC/Cyber Security Policy and Coordination

CSTO/Collective Security Treaty Organization

CTBT/Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

CWC/Chemical Weapons Convention

〈Defense Cyber Operations Group〉

〈Defense Information Infrastructure〉

DMZ/Demilitarized Zone

DPA/Darfur Peace Agreement

EEAS/European External Action Service

ESCD/Emerging Security Challenges Division

EU/European Union

FMCT/Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty

FPDA/Five Power Defence Arrangements

GPR/Global Posture Review

HA/DR /Humanitarian Assistance / Disaster Relief

IAEA/International Atomic Energy Agency

ICBM/Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

IISS/The International Institute for Strategic Studies

IMO/International Maritime Organization

INF/Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces

IRBM/Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile

ISAF/International Security Assistance Force

ISF/International Stabilisation Force

JADGE/Japan Aerospace Defense Ground Environment

JEM/Justice and Equality Movement

JTAGS/Joint Tactical Ground Station

LJM/Liberation and Justice Movement

MaRV/Maneuverable Re-entry Vehicle

MD/Mediterranean Dialogue

MD/Missile Defense

MILF/Moro Islamic Liberation Front

MINUSTAH/United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti

MIRV/Multiple Independently targeted Re-entry Vehicles

MRBM/Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

MTCR/Missile Technology Control Regime

NATO/North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NBC/Nuclear, Biological and Chemical

NCCIC/National Cybersecurity and Communications Intergration Center

NCSD/National Cyber Security Division

NEO/Non-combatant Evacuation Operation

NGO/Non-Governmental Organization

NMS/National Military Strategy

NPA/New People's Army

NPR/Nuclear Posture Review

NPT/Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

NRF/NATO Response Force

NSS/National Security Strategy

NSSS/National Security Space Strategy

OAE/Operation Active Endeavour

OCS/Office of Cyber Security

OCSIA/Office of Cyber Security and Information Assurance

ODA/Official Development Assistance

OEF/Operation Enduring Freedom

OPCW/Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

PAC-3/PATRIOT Advanced Capability-3

PBL/Performance Based Logistics

PCA/Permanent Court of Arbitration

PfP/Partnership for Peace

PKO/UN Peacekeeping Operations

PLO/Palestine Liberation Organization

PP/Pacific Partnership 

PRT/Provincial Reconstruction Team

PSI/Proliferation Security Initiative

QDR/Quadrennial Defense Review

ReCAAP/Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia

SACO/Special Action Committee on Okinawa

SCO/Shanghai Cooperation Organization

SDCF/Security and Defense Cooperation Forum

SDSR/Strategic Defence and Security Review

SLBM/Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missile

SM-3/Standard Missile-3


SRBM/Short-Range Ballistic Missile

SSBN/Ballistic Missile Submarine Nuclear-Powered

START I/Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty I


TFG/Transitional Federal Government

TTP/Tahrik-e Taliban Pakistan

UIC/Union of Islamic Courts

UNAMA/United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

UNAMID/AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur

UNDOF/United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

UNHCR/United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNIFIL/United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

UNMIS/United Nations Mission in Sudan

UNMISS/United Nations Mission in South Sudan

UNMIT/United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

UNOCI/United Nations Operation in Cote d' Ivoire

UNSAS/U.N. Stand-by Arrangements System

UNSMIS/United Nations Supervision Mission in Syria

UNTSO/United Nations Truce Supervision Organization