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- n. a military officer who is not assigned to active duty
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A speed reader, he devoured books and documents, and sought out information from all and sundryeven calling a junior desk officer at State to get the answer to a question.
In January 2000 I was back with LeMoyne, who was now my UN deputy, and Andrés Salazar, the young Spanish-American desk officer in the secretary-general’s Department of Political Affairs, which serves UN political envoys.