Monday, July 6, 2009

Looking back at Vietnam War Defense Secretary Robert McNamara and his Mea Culpa

Irvine -- With the passing earlier Monday morning 6 July 2009 at age 93 of Robert McNamara, architect of the Vietnam War, we look back at his mea culpa ("In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," 1995) and regret for waging war against the Vietnamese people.


NY Times (by Tim Wiener):

LA Times (by Stephen Braun):,0,4810762.story

We'll also air a 2006 program from National Radio Project's Making Contact on Daniel Ellsberg, who released with the late Tony Russo the Pentagon Papers, commissioned by McNamara to study the origins of the Vietnam War: " Truth-Telling in a Time of War."

The show aired 6 July 2009 from 9-10 a.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is webcast via

To listen to the show minus the Making Contact Daniel Ellsberg segment, click here: .

For the 2006 Making Contact Ellsberg segment, go here.

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