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Size—sheer, unmanageable size—is the root problem [of the State Department] in Washington and overseas today.

Holbrooke was an unusual State Department executive in many ways, but his feeling that there were too many assistants and deputies was unique at the time.

Richard Holbrooke, 1941-2010, U. S. Delegate to the United Nations, Assistant Secretary of State and Special Envoy (Democrat), Ambassador to Germany, “The Machine That Fails”, Foreign Policy, Number 1, Winter 1970-1971

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Richard Holbrooke
Richard Holbrooke
  • Born: April 24, 1941
  • Died: December 13, 2010
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant

Richard Charles Albert Holbrooke was an American diplomat, magazine editor, author, professor, Peace Corps official, and investment banker.

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