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today’s birthday: Robert McNamara (1916)

Robert McNamara (1916)

United States Secretary of Defense Robert McNa...

United States Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara on the telephone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

McNamara served as the US Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968. He took the post just months after being named president of the Ford Motor Company. As secretary, he shifted US military strategy away from heavy reliance on nuclear weaponry and strengthened conventional fighting capacity. He initially supported the escalation of the Vietnam War, but his growing doubts led him to eventually resign from the cabinet. He then became the president of what international organization? More… Discuss

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