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    Robert McNamara, ex-defense secretary, dies

    Robert McNamara, ex-defense secretary, dies

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    (CNN) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, a key architect of the U.S. war in Vietnam under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, has died at age 93, according to his family.

    McNamara was a member of Kennedy's inner circle during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union stood on the brink of nuclear war.

    But he became a public lightning rod for his management of the war in Vietnam, overseeing the U.S. military commitment there as it grew from fewer than 1,000 advisers to more than half a million troops.

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    And another one bites the dust ...

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    Re: Robert McNamara, ex-defense secretary, dies

    I hope he goes to a place where the victims of his egotistical jingoism can have a word with him.

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    Former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara Dies

    But who cares, right? Michael Jackson's funeral is coming up!!!!

    No, but really, a lot of people hate villify McNamara.... I respect the man for what he tried to do, he pursued an almost impossible task to win in Vietnam... R.I.P Robert Strang McNamara. May you rest in peace brother.

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    Re: McNamara dies

    Who is he?


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    Re: McNamara dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Who is he?
    One of the men especially responsible for the escalation of the Vietnam war... SOD under Kennedy and LBJ. Huge character in history... I believe a great man, many believe a villain.


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    Re: McNamara dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Who is he?
    Your Kidding right you have no idea who he is. This explains allot about some of your post then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Your Kidding right you have no idea who he is. This explains allot about some of your post then.
    Or Laila's age? I doubt you would find many people under 30 who know who he is, unless they found fascination in detailed American war history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Or Laila's age? I doubt you would find many people under 30 who know who he is, unless they found fascination in detailed American war history.
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    I'm 16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubub View Post
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    I'm 16
    Do you fall into my latter category of being a American war history buff?
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    Re: McNamara dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Or Laila's age? I doubt you would find many people under 30 who know who he is, unless they found fascination in detailed American war history.
    Really and she is from the Middle East a region that Sec.McNamara policys effect allot.

    And I don't by the under 30 crap either everyone know's who JFK and LBJ are so they all should know who Sec. McNamara is then.

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