Robinson, Lillian S.http://www.solidarity-us.org/node/2408
Publisher: Against the Current
Year Published: 1996
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11237
McNamara's Cold War mentality is as firmly fixed as ever. The purpose of American policy in Southeast Asia was to stop Communism, invariably characterized as "Communist aggression." That end justified any means employed. It was just that McNamara and the rest of the best and brightest opted for ineffective means and failed to acknowledge it in time. Only in this tactical misjudgment does he believe that they were "wrong, terribly wrong."