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Robert Mcnamara Dies

McNamara's Ghost

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

When I was editor of The Hill, one young reporter told me about the emotional reaction of her father, a former Naval officer in Vietnam, to McNamara's memoir. I have reprinted it here.

The Antiwar Protester Who Set Himself on Fire Under Robert McNamara's Window

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Norman Morrison, a Quaker from Baltimore, handed his infant daughter off to a bystander, doused himself with kerosene and set himself ablaze under McNamara's window at the Pentagon.

When an Artist, In Vietnam Era, Tried to Drown Robert McNamara -- and Nearly Did It

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

One of the most dramatic, and in some ways revealing, incidents in the long life of McNamara occurred in 1972 -- when a young man, attempted to heave him off the Martha's Vineyard ferry.

Robert McNamara: Even In Death, Vietnam War Still Haunts Legacy

McClatchy | David Lightman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Robert S. McNamara, the Kennedy-Johnson-era defense secretary, will be most remembered as a man instrumental in sending hundreds of thou...

Robert McNamara Dead

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Robert S. McNamara, the cerebral secretary of defense who was vilified for prosecuting America's most controversial war and then de...

Jason Linkins

Robert McNamara Reads Creepy, Ironic Poetry (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the things that is likely to prevent former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara from receiving the same wall-to-wall coverage in death that Micha...

On Robert McNamara

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

Part of me will never forgive him for the consequences of his mistakes in Vietnam. But another part respects him for his efforts to come to terms with his actions and to help a younger generation to learn.

Robert McNamara Dies

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Robert S. McNamara, the brainy Pentagon chief who directed the escalation of the Vietnam War despite private doubts the war was win...

Robert S. McNamara Remembered (From Afar)

Avery Corman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Avery Corman

I was struck by McNamara's appearance on that platform, imperious, deferred to, a celebrity, or something else, a member of royalty playing with his soldiers and toys.