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In Retrospect, by Robert S. McNamara | Commentary

In 1964, Robert S. McNamara, the whiz kid who at age forty-four came to run the Pentagon for John F. Kennedy via Berkeley, Harvard, and the Ford Motor Company, was asked by a reporter how he felt about the fact that the conflict in Vietnam was being named after him. His reply: “I don’t object to its being called McNamara’s war. I think it is a very important war and I am pleased to be identified with it and do whatever I can to win it.” Continue reading

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