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The lesson is very clear. We all make mistakes.




Robert McNamara,1916-2009, U. S. Secretary of Defense (Democrat), Comment on the lessons of the nuclear brinksmanship of 1962 when the CIA misestimated the Russian capability in Cuba, Interview, CNN Worldview, June 1998

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Robert McNamara
Robert McNamara
  • Born: June 9, 1916
  • Died: July 6, 2009
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Public Servant

Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth United States Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. He played a major role in escalating the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War. McNamara was responsible for the institution of systems analysis in public policy, which developed into the discipline known today as policy analysis.

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