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2011 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Commonly Used Acronyms


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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
July 1, 2011

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Africom

U.S. Africa Command

AP

Anti-Personnel

BAC

Battle-area Clearance

CMAC

Cambodian Mine Action Centre

CWD

Conventional Weapons Destruction

DDG

Danish Demining Group

DoD

Department of Defense

DRC

Democratic Republic of the Congo

DTRA

Defense Threat Reduction Agency

EOD

Explosive Ordnance Disposal

ERW

Explosive Remnants of War

FSD

Swiss Foundation for Mine Action

HALO

The HALO Trust

HD R&D

Humanitarian Demining Research & Development Program

HMA

Humanitarian Mine Action

HSTAMIDS

Handheld Standoff Mine-detection System

IDPs

Internally Displaced Persons

IED

Improvised Explosive Device

LWVF

Leahy War Victims Fund

MAG

Mines Advisory Group

MANPADS

Man-portable air-defense systems

MDD

Mine-detection Dog

MRE

Mine-risk Education

NGOs

Nongovernmental Organizations

NPA

Norwegian People’s Aid

OMAR

Organization for Mine Clearance and Afghan Rehabilitation

PM/WRA

The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs

PSSM

Physical Security and Stockpile Management

RECSA

Regional Centre on Small Arms

RMC

Rotary Mine Comb

SA/LW

Small Arms and Light Weapons

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

USAID

United States Agency for International Development

UXO

Unexploded Ordnance

VA

Victim Assistance



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