Robert McNamara & Vietnam War

Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 – July 6, 2009) was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving under Presidents John F. The Vietnam War was a Cold War-era military conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. This war followed the First Indochina War and was fought between North Vietnam, supported by its communist allies, and the government of South Vietnam, supported by the United States and other anti-communist countries. 5.0/5

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History Revisionist? The arrogance of Robert Mcnamara's micromanaging the Vietnam War that brought out the crazy protesters.
Have you ever seen The Fog of War? It's a documentary about Robert S. McNamara guilt over the Vietnam War. Interesting.
Robert Mcnamara tricked the US into the Vietnam War and ran it like the Harvard MBA that he was:
1967 – Vietnam War: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
1967: Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
"Brainy folks in the Johnson admin-incl Robert Mcnamara-who tried to micromanage the Vietnam War w/ disastrous results." Thomas Sowell
Vietnam’s “Greatest Generation" Imagine a world where a self-taught soldier wrote the playbook for modern insurgency – and used it to defeat two mighty armies. Vietnam is planning a state funeral to honor General Vo Nguyen Giap, who died on Friday at the age of 102. More than half a century ago, as a history teacher, he joined forces with a former bus-boy named *** chi minh to create a lethal guerrilla army. In 1954, their stunning victory at Dien Bien Phu forced the French out of Indochina. A decade later, as the Vietnam War raged, General Giap’s guerillas fought the U.S. in jungles, caves, and on television. A master of propaganda, Giap launched the Tet offensive in 1968 – it was a military defeat for Vietnamese forces – but he gambled that the American public had had enough of televised slaughter. His gamble paid off, and a year later U.S. ground forces began to withdraw. Even in retirement, General Giap remained an icon – whether shaking hands with his old adversary, the U.S. defense sec ...
John F. Kennedy was murdered November 22, 1963. The nation was traumatized, but how does that effect us today?? 1. Lyndon Baines Johnson became President - he perhaps the most personally and politically corrupt, and crude, men ever to hold that office. His bullying was also notorious. 2. Johnson was a quintessential Big Liberal greatly expanding the power of the Federal government with numerous acts and programs, most unjustified and very expensive failures, such as the War on Poverty. This kind of Federal activism was continued by Nixon. 3. Johnson flat out lied us into the Vietnam War; his entire administration did as Robert Mcnamara, his Sec. of Defense, later said as he conceded they knew they could not win it even as they prosecuted it. The Tonkin Gulf Resolution of 1964 was the worst example and based on outright lies. 4. That war, along with his massive domestic spending, led directly to huge inflationary problems for the United States. 5. The Vietnam War resulted in many things including hundreds ...
One of the longest bio's I have read is by Bradley Graham on Donald Rumsfeld titled "By His Own Rules: The Ambitions, Successes, and Ultimate Failures of Donald Rumsfeld". Almost 700 pages of reading and over 100 pages of notes and other contents. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Iraq War, how the pentagon is run, behind the scenes of politics, anyone interested in the Bush Administration, Military issues, or just plain curious on who Donald Rumsfeld was. He is the second longest running Secretary of Defense behind Robert Mcnamara by less than two weeks. Donald Rumsfeld will hold a unique place in history, very much as Robert Mcnamara held during the Vietnam War. One cannot understand the Iraq War without understanding Donald Rumsfeld, both as a person and as a politician. Rumsfeld is one of the most smartest men in government, his knowledge and experience and his drive to know everything formed the best and worst of him. His greatest assets intellectually is what made him a ...
"Robert Mcnamara and the Dangers of Big Data at Ford and in the Vietnam War | MIT Technology Review"
The secretary of defense, Robert Mcnamara admitted that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the "incident" that pulled us into the Vietnam War...
8June 1966 USA: 270 walked out of graduation ceremonies at New York University (NYU) to protest the presentation of an honorary degree to Robert Mcnamara, then the Secretary of Defense and responsible for U.S. forces waging war in Vietnam.
Very interesting and so very true. In 1995 Robert Mcnamara, Secretary for Defense at the beginning of the Vietnam War, said in
Beware of "The Best and the Brightest" Don't get too excited by all the Ivy Leaguers ( Michelle Rhee, Wendy Kopp, Arne Duncan, Barack Obama etc) lined up behind Education Reform. Just remember that Ivy League scholars provided the intellectual rationale behind the Jim Crow Laws ( (John Burgess, Woodrow Wilson and the Dunning School) and that Ivy League efficiency experts ( McGeorge Bundy, Robert Mcnamara etc) provided the rationale for the use of American ground soldiers in the Vietnam War. Take a close look at the policies they are promoting- school closings, preferential treatment of charter schools, universal testing, test based teacher evaluations. They have to the potential to be every bit as disastrous as the two earlier initiatives supported by "The Best and the Brightest."
So several years ago, 2004 to be precise, on a Wednesday night, my wife and I go out to the movies to see this documentary called, "The Fog of War." It's about Robert Mcnamara the former Secretary of Defense for President Kennedy and Johnson and the Vietnam War. Anyway, Nicole and I cruise over to the movie theater about 5 minutes before the start time because really who's going to go see a documentary on a Wednesday night. But there is this ridiculous line for the movie. I'm thinking *** why all of these people are here for a documentary about the Vietnam War?" I mean it won an Academy Award, but come on. Then I notice, strangely, all of these people in line have this strange smudge on their forehead. I am perplexed. Then it dawns on me (palm to my own forehead) I realize it's Ash Wednesday and it's the initial release of Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. What a dummy. (Wah, wah, wah) And this has been your Ash Wednesday moment. lol
Words fail me: Presidential Medal of Freedom LBJ awarded Robert Mcnamara for running Vietnam War now for sale on e-Bay.
A photo of Defense Secretary Robert Mcnamara and I during a meeting about the Vietnam War at the LBJ ranch.
I just read confessions of Robert Mcnamara, he work in the Pentagon in the mid 1960s. He told President Johnson hey platoon of Marines were attacked, and there boat never happened, that lie brought the U.S.A. into the Vietnam War, 58,000 American soldiers and un-told innocent Vietnamese deaths occured as a result of McNamara's lie, oh well made a lot of money 4 already rich businessman, good job Johnson, Nixon, and Gerald Ford, all could have ended the senseless killings
Been reading alot about Robert Mcnamara, former Ford CEO and US Sec of Defense (the man who started the Vietnam War). Fascinating man.
Once, while reflecting on his tumultuous tenure as Secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War, Robert Mcnamara said: "Don't...
Notice what network this is; NBC. MSNBC with Mr. Ed has the Obama writers doing their work for them. Liar, liar, pants on fire, example: Hillary Clinton, and others of that persuasion said that the attack on our embassy was a spontaneous attack by a small group of radicals. Who brings rocket launchers, and grenades to a gathering where something "Might" happen spontaneously? Liars, everyone of them. I fought in a war called "Vietnam" that was based on political lies. Robert Mcnamara said that the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which supposedly started the Vietnam War never happened, at least the way Washington said it did. Liars, everyone of them.
Vietnam War architect Robert Mcnamara dies at 93 (AP) : AP - Robert S. McNamara, the brainy Pentagon chief who..
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