The Food Chain

Holbrooke Appointed; Harmony Reigns

RICHARD HOLBROOKE, nominated by PRESIDENT CLINTON last week to be U.N. ambassador, has a reputation for being a masterly strategist and head-knocking negotiator who loves publicity. He didn't get the job of Secretary of State in 1996 partly because Clinton aides feared Holbrooke would always be promoting himself at their expense. So the question naturally arose last week whether Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT was nervous that Holbrooke would try to eclipse her, especially since he would like to have her job in a Gore Administration. Albright's aides expressed shock that anyone could think such a thing. In fact, top Albright...

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