Death of Robert S. McNamara

June 9, 1916 - July 6, 2009
Washington, District Of Columbia | Age 93

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By ANNE GEARAN, AP National Security Writer

WASHINGTON — Robert S. McNamara, the brainy Pentagon chief who directed the escalation of the Vietnam War despite private doubts the war was winnable or worth fighting, died Monday at 93.

McNamara revealed his misgivings three decades after the American defeat that some called "McNamara's war."

"We of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations acted according to what we thought were the principles and traditions of our...

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