McGeorge Bundy Quotes

The actions you plan to take and the actions you actually decide to take [in a crisis] are not always the same.




McGeorge Bundy, 1919-1996, Presidential Assistant for National Security (Democrat), Quoted on PBS, War and Peace in the Nuclear Age, February 1989

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McGeorge Bundy
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McGeorge "Mac" Bundy was an American expert in foreign and defense policy, serving as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 through 1966. He was president of the Ford Foundation from 1966 through 1979. Despite his career as a foreign-policy intellectual, educator, and philanthropist, he is best remembered as one of the chief architects of the United States' escalation of the Vietnam War during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations.

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