The war in vietnam started, at least officially, as a lie with the adoption of tonkin declaration, later it turned out a mistake and the president lyndon b johnson did not have the courage to admit if not the lie, at least the mistake. It would be hard to think of a more controversial figure from the vietnam war era than defense secretary robert s mcnamara who died this morning he was the longest-serving defense secretary in the us he was one of the original whiz kids, a corporate chieftain and later world bank president, but . After three decades of refusing to discuss publicly his central role in the vietnam war, former defense secretary robert s mcnamara has written a brutally self-critical memoir assigning himself . America and the vietnam war 1965-1968 master of military studies major james m bright containment in vietnam 1 robert s mcnamara, in retrospect: . Mcnamara's memoir, in retrospect, published in 1995, presented an account and analysis of the vietnam war from his point of view according to his lengthy new york times obituary, [h]e concluded well before leaving the pentagon that the war was futile, but he did not share that insight with the public until late in life.
The fog of war: eleven lessons from the life of robert s mcnamara is a documentary film directed by will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of . In retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam by robert mcnamara time books 414 pages $25 the ferocious reaction provoked by robert mcnamara's admission that the policy-makers of the . The former secretary also wrote five books, including: the essence of security shortly after leaving the pentagon and in retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam, which was published in 1995 in the latter book, mcnamara outlined the mistakes made during the vietnam war, for which he expressed his guilt and regret. As recounted by mcnamara in in retrospect: the why we made the mistakes we did vietnam war mcnamara's memories and his use.
Washington -- after 27 years of public silence, a key architect of the vietnam war recounts in newly published memoirs a long series of errors in judgment by himself and others that led to america's. Robert mcnamara’s logical legacy mcnamara spent years wrestling with the mistakes he made in vietnam combined with his advocacy of the vietnam war, mcnamara . Robert mcnamara believes that american leaders acted out of honorable principles, as he argued in his 1995 book, ''in retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam'' ''yet we were wrong . Robert s mcnamara and the evolution of modern management when the name robert s mcnamara is mentioned, one thought usually springs to mind: the tragedy of vietnam even during the most .
Mcnamara retrospective account is enriched with reflections upon the diplomatic mistakes made during that period that could have been avoided and ends with a chapter on the lessons of vietnam for the future of us diplomacy. Former defense secretary robert s mcnamara, architect of vietnam war, dies at 93 the mistakes we made, he wrote shake up the firm with . But toward the end of his life, former defense secretary robert mcnamara issued a string of candid mea culpas for misjudgments about vietnam that were made during his 1961-68 tenure at the pentagon, especially his delay in acting on growing doubts that the war could be won. In retrospect the tragedy and lessons of vietnam by robert s mcnamara with brian vandemark illustrated 414 pp new york: times books/random house $2750 in his 79th year, robert s mcnamara . Robert s mcnamara, secretary of defense for presidents kennedy and johnson, helped lead america into vietnam mcnamara believed that the fight against communism in asia was worth the sacrifice of american lives, and yet he eventually came to believe that the war was, in fact, unwinnable.
In 1995, mcnamara published a memoir called in retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam in it, mcnamara wrote that he had lost faith in the war by 1967 but continued to argue for more . Is the case with in retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam, the recent memoir of the vietnam war by robert mcnamara, the american secretary of defense for presidents kennedy and johnson whose involvement in the policies. Mcnamara continued to wage his campaign to make amends for vietnam through the end of his life, most notably in errol morris' oscar-winning 2003 documentary, the fog of war: eleven lessons from the life of robert s mcnamara and he was a vocal critic of the bush administration's war in iraq. In 1995, former us secretary of defense robert mcnamara published in retrospect, the first of his three books dissecting the errors, myths and miscalculations that led to the vietnam war, which he now believes was a serious mistake.
Robert mcnamara 8th united states mcnamara's memoir, in retrospect, published in 1995, presented an account and analysis of the vietnam war from his point of view. In retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam 1st edition by robert s mcnamara (author). Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, robert s mcnamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of american forces in vietnam between 1964 and 1968 as defense secretary for two .
Robert mcnamara in the vietnam war back including his memoir entitled in retrospect, in which he reflects on american foreign policy mistakes in vietnam back. American policy makers made many mistakes in regards to the vietnam war robert mcnamara, in his autobiography in retrospect , famously wrote, “we were wrong, terribly wrong”  that leads to the question of what factors led a group of intelligent, educated men to make such wrong decisions, repeatedly. The paperback of the in retrospect: the tragedy and lessons of vietnam by robert s mcnamara at barnes & noble free shipping on $250 or more they have made . Robert mcnamara spent the last chapter of his life striving mightily to atone for the sins — his sins — of vietnam in a 1995 memoir, he called the vietnam war and crucial decisions he made as .