Talking Out of School

In a State Department clampdown, a prominent ambassador is accused of mishandling secrets

Martin Indyk's career as a U.S. diplomat has been bizarre, to say the least. "He's like a made-up person," marvels a colleague. An Australian who once worked for his country's intelligence service, Indyk caught Bill Clinton's eye in 1991 while heading a pro-Israel think tank in Washington. He became a U.S. citizen only 10 days before being named Clinton's top Middle East hand on the National Security Council. Two years later, he became the first Jewish-American ambassador to Israel. Then came a stint as Assistant Secretary of State for the region and a second round as ambassador to Israel. Indyk worked...

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