Glossary of terms for Stabilisation FORce (SFOR)

Latest update 6 Feb 02

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

Details

ADP

Automatic data processing

AF

Armed Forces

AFIBH

Armed Forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina

AFSOUTH

Allied Forces South

www.afsouth.nato.int

AFV

Armored Fighting Vehicle

AH

Attack Helicopter

ALA

Armament Limited by Agreement

AMIB

Allied Military Intelligence Battalion

AOR

Area of Responsibility

APOD

Air Port of Disembarkation

ATV

Alternative TV

Serbian regional TV channel

BAID

Bosniac Intelligence Service

BG

Battle Group

BiH or BH

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BiHSU

BiH Specialized unit

Blic (Flash)

Serbian daily newspaper

CAFAO

Customs and Fiscal Assistance Office

CAS

Close Air Support

CCD

Croat Christian Democrats

CCL

Croatia Control Limited

CDP

Common Defence Policy

CG

The Contact Group

CIMIC

Civil-Military Co-operation

CIPS

Citizens' Identification Protection System

COE

Council of Europe

COM

Council of Ministers

COMSFOR

Commander Stabilization FORce

COS

Chief of Staff

COY

Company

CRA

Communications Regulatory Agency

CRC

Crown and riot control

CS

Combat Support

CSBMs

Confidence and Security Building Measures

CSS

Combat Service Support

Dani (Days)

Bosniak weekly newspaper http://www.bhdani.com

DARE

Data Access and Retrieval for the Entities

Dnevni Avaz (Daily voice)

Bosnian daily newspaper

Dnevni List

Bosnian daily newspaper

DNZ

The Democratic People's Community

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

Comment

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DPA

Dayton Peace Agreement

www.nato.int/ifor/gfa

DPRE

Displaced Persons and Refugees

DPs

Displaced persons

EAF

Entity Armed Forces

EC

The European Council

EC

European Community

EIS

Entity Intelligence Service

EU

European Union

FbiH

The Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

FOM

Freedom of Movement

FRY or SRJ

The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

FSR

Force Structure Review

FTV

Federation TV

Bosnian TV station with two channels

FYROM

The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

NATO/UN offficial name. Note that Turkey, eg, recognizes the name Republic of Macedonia

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GDS

The Civil Democratic Party of BiH

GFAP

General Framework Agreement for Peace

www.nato.int/ifor/gfa

Glas Srpski

Republica Srpska daily newspaper

Globus (Globe)

Croatian weekly newspaper

GOF

Government Ordnance Factory

GSM

Global System for Mobile communications

Hayat TV

TV station, also NTV Hayat

http://www.ntvhayat.com/

HDZ

The Croatian Democratic Union of BiH

HNS

Croat National Assembly

HQ

Headquarters

HR

The High Representative

HRT

Croatian TV channel

Hrvatska Rijec (Croatian Word)

Croatian weekly newspaper

HSP

The Croat Party of Rights

HSS

The Croat Peasants Party of BiH

HVIDRA

The Association of Croat War Veterans of the Homeland War

HVO

The Croat Defence Council

IC

International Community

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organisation

 

ICCPR

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 

ICMP

International Commission for Missing Persons

 

ICTY

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia

www.un.org/icty/

IEBL

Inter-Entity Boundary Line

 

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

Comment

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IFOR

Implementation FORce

In BiH before SFOR www.nato.int/ifor/

20 Dec 95 - 20 Dec 96

IG

Inspector General

IJC

Independent Judicial Commission

IMC

Independent Media Commission

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IO

International Organization

IPPC

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

IPTF

International Police Task Force

IRC

International Red Cross

ISCBiH

International Standard Committee for BiH

ITP

Instructions to Parties

JCO

Joint Commission Observers

JFC

Joint Force Commander

JMA

Joint Military Affairs

JMC

Joint Military Commission

JNA

The Yugoslav People's Army

JSRB

Joint Restructuring Steering Board

Jutarne Novine (Morning Papers)

Bosnian daily newspaper

Jutarni List (Morning Paper)

Croatian daily newspaper

KCD

The Coalition for a Unified and Democratic BiH

KFOR

Kosovo FORce

http://www.nato.int/kfor/

KLA

Kosovo Liberation Army

KM

Convertible Mark

KMT

Key Military Task

KST

Key Supporting Task

LBO

The Liberal Bosniak Organisation

Ljiljan (Lily)

Bosnian daily newspaper

http://www.nippljiljan.com

LNO

LiaisoN Officer

LP

Local Police

MAC

Mine Action Centre

MBO

The Moslem Bosnian Organisation

MCSS

Multinational Combat Service Support

MCT

Movement Control Team

MIP

Mandate Implementation Plan

MNB

Multinational Brigade

MND

Multinational Division

MND(N)

Multinational Division (North)

HQ in Tusla

MND(SE)

Multinational Division (South East)

HQ in Mostar

MND(SW)

Multinational Division (South West)

HQ in Banja Luka

MNTF

Multinational Task Force

MOD

Ministry of Defence

MOS

Bosnian Intelligence Service

MOU

Memorandum of Understanding

MP

Military Police

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

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MPRI

Military Professional Resources Incorporated

MSCU

Multinational (WSS) Site Control Unit

MSU

Multinational Specialised Unit

MYRM

Multi-Year Road Map

NAC

North Atlantic Council

Nacional

Croatian weekly newspaper

NATO

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

www.nato.int

NDZ

The Democratic People's Union

Nedeljjni Telegraf (Weekly Telegraph)

Serbian weekly newspaper

Nezavisne Novine (Independent Paper)

Republika Srpska daily newspaper

http://www.nezavisne.com

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

NHI

The New Croatian Initiative

Nin

Serbian weekly newspaper

NTV Hayat

Independent TV Hayat

http://www.ntvhayat.com/ TV station in Sarajevo

NTV

Independent TV

There are a number of TV stations called NTV, including at least one Serbian regional TV station

OBN

 

Bosnian TV channel

OBS

Republica Srpska civilian intelligence service

OH

Observation Helicopter

OHR

Office of the High Representative

http://www.ohr.int/

OPAS

Operational Assistance Project

OSCE

Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

http://www.oscebih.org/

Oslobodjenje (Liberation)

Bosnian daily newspaper

Note: There is also an RS weekly with the same name.

http://www.oslobodjenje.com.ba

Oslobodjenje (Liberation)

Republica Serpska weekly newspaper

Note: There is also a Bosnian daily with the same name.

OtH

Over-the-Horizon

PDSS

Persons with Designated Special Status

PELRP

Pilot Emergency Labour Redeployment Project

PfP

Partnership for Peace

PIC

Peace Implementation Council

PIFWCs

Persons indicted for War Crimes

PIO

Public Information Officer

PLIP

Property Law Implementation Plan

POD

Port of Disembarkation

Politika (Politics)

Serbian daily newspaper

PSO

Peace Support Operation

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

Comment

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PSYOPS

Psychological Operations

QA

Quarterly Assessment

Radio Herceg-Bosne

Croatian radio station

Reporter

Republika Srpska weekly newspaper

http://www.reportermagazin.com

ROE

Rules of Engagement

RPOD

Rail Port of Disembarkation

RRTF

Return and Reconstruction Task Force

RS

Republika Srpska

RT-RS

Republika Srpska TV channel

RTV

RTV Sveti Georgije

Serbian TV channel

SAA

Stability and Association Agreement

SACEUR

Supreme Allied Commander in Europe

SBS

State Border Service

SCMM

Standing Committee for Military Matters

SD

Social Democrats

BiH party

SDA

Party for Democratic Action

SDC

Supreme Defence Council (RS)

SDP

Social Democratic Party of BiH

SDS

Serbian Democratic Party

Sec. Gen.

The Secretary General

SFOR

Stabilization FORce

SHAPE

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

http://www.shape.nato.int/

Slobodna Dalmacia (Free Dalmacia)

Croatian daily newspaper

Slobodna Bosna (Free Bosnia)

Bosnian weekly newspaper/magazine

http://www.slobodna-bosna.ba

SMART

SFOR Media Analysis in Real Time

SMR

Six-Month Review

SNS

Serbian People's Alliance and also the Bosnian Croat Intelligence Service

SNSD

Party of Independent Social Democrats

SOR

Statement Of Requirement

SPOD

Sea Port Of Disembarkation

SPRS

Socialist Party of Republika Srpska

SRF

Strategic Reaction Force

SRNA

Serb Republic News Agency

SRS

The Serb Radical Party of Republika Srpska

SRT

Serb Radio Television

Start

Bosnian weekly newspaper

STAT

Special Training and Advisory Teams

TACP

Tactical Air Control Party

TCN

Troop Contributing Nation

Abbreviation

Organisation or term

Comment

Top

TRA

Telecommunications Regulation Agency

TV Kanal S

Serbian local TV in Pale

TV KISS

TV KISS (Kiseljak)

TV Simic

RS local TV channel in Banja Luka

UBS

Union of BiH Social Democrats

UH

Utility Helicopter

UN

United Nations

Http://www.un.org/

UNHCHR

United Nations High Commission for Human Rights

Http://www.unhchr.ch/

UNHCR

United Nations High Commission for Refugees

Http://www.unhcr.ch

UNMIBH

United Nations Mission in BiH

Http://www.un.org/Depts/DPKO/Missions/ unmibh/unmibh_body.htm

UNSCR

United Nations Security Council Resolution

Vecerni List (Evening Paper)

Croatian daily newspaper

Vecernje Novosti (Evening News)

Serbian daily newspaper

VF

Federation Army

VF-B

Bosnian element of the Federation Army

VF-H

Croat Element of the Federation Army

VJ

The Army of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

VRS

Army of Republika Srpska

Walter

Bosnian weekly newspaper

WSS

Weapons Storage Site

ZL

The United List of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Latest update 6 Feb 02

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