“We’ve got top men working on it right now!”

This was the evasive answer Indiana Jones, a leading archaeologist played by Harrison Ford and his companion Dr. Brody received at the end of the blockbuster film “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” when they inquired about the Ark of the Covenant. “Who?” Jones asked, not satisfied with the reply. “Top men.” The slow emphatic reply from an unyielding US government …