Is the name of the X-COM organization some acronym, a shortcut? Is it explained anywhere?

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    The answer is in the second paragraph of the Wiki article on X-Com.
    – Tacroy
    Nov 29, 2012 at 21:45
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    I just created an x-com-series tag to be used in cases like this, as it's not specific to any single game.
    – Frank
    Nov 29, 2012 at 21:47

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X-COM stands for "Extraterrestrial Combat Force", an organization in the game.

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