U.S. Foreign Service

the years ahead by Ronald I. Spiers

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of State, Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of Public Communication, Editorial Division in Washington, D.C

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    Other titlesUS Foreign Service, the years ahead.
    StatementUnder Secretary Spiers.
    SeriesCurrent policy -- no. 1101.
    ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of State. Office of Public Communication. Editorial Division.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination3, [1] p. ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18046863M

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