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2012 To Walk the Earth in Safety: Commonly Used Acronyms

Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
July 1, 2012


AP Anti-personnel
BAC Battle-area Clearance
CWD Conventional Weapons Destruction
DOD Department of Defense
DOS Department of State
HD R&D Humanitarian Demining Research & Development Program
HMA Humanitarian Mine Action
IDPs Internally Displaced Persons
IED Improvised Explosive Device
MANPADS Man-portable Air-Defense Systems
MDD Mine-detection Dog
MRE Mine-risk Education
OHDACA Overseas Humanitarian Test & Evaluation Fund
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
SA/LW Small Arms and Light Weapons
SHA Suspected Hazardous Areas
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USAFRICOM U.S. Africa Command
USCENTCOM U.S. Central Command
USEUCOM U.S. European Command
USSOUTHCOM U.S. Southern Command
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
VA Victim Assistance

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