American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The diplomatic and consular staff of the United States.
- n. The diplomatic and consular personnel of a nation's foreign office.
- n. the part of the State Department that supplies diplomats for the United States embassies and consulates around the world
“I remember because I was still in the Foreign Service when George Lacklander rang the bell in the Calcutta Sweep.”
“Responsibility for putting such an orderly process into practice fell to Frank Carlucci, a widely respected former Foreign Service officer who had served as ambassador to Portugal under Ford, deputy CIA director under Carter, and as deputy defense secretary earlier in Reagans term.”
“In the late 1950s, he served a stint as a military attach at the U.S. Embassy in Yugoslavia, learning Serbo-Croatian and meeting Larry Eagleburger, a young Foreign Service officer who would later become Bakers deputy and ultimately his successor as Bushs secretary of state.”
“Adair, president of the outfit that still calls itself the American Foreign Service Association.”
“It included men (initially no women) of formidable Washington reputations: Halperin, Eagleburger, East Asia specialist Dick Sneider (the most effective Foreign Service officer of his generation), C.”
“But the first story I had led to two of the youngest stars in the Democratic foreign policy firmament: Richard Holbrooke and Tony Lake had both left the Foreign Service during the Vietnam War; they were now advising the president-elect.”
“And what was the former Foreign Service Lounge, whose name recalls the camaraderie and easing of tensions of generations of diplomats, to be called?”
“Now accompanied by a detail from State’s Diplomatic Security DS Bureau that would be with me for the next sixteen months, I arrived at the mission on Forty-fifth Street and was greeted by Anne Patterson, a career Foreign Service officer, who was the deputy perm rep.”
“It was Powell’s plan to change the name of “the Foreign Service Star” to “the Thomas Jefferson Star.””
““I write to express AFSA’s strong disagreement,” he began, “with plans … to strip the words ‘Foreign Service’ from the Foreign Service Star.””
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