Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the… read more

Robert McNamara served as defense secretary from 1961 to 1968 under President Kennedy and President Johnson. His leadership during the Vietnam War is the subject of a new book titled McNamara, Clifford, and the Burdens of Vietnam, 1965-1969. The author, Edward Drea, joined former Defense Secretary Harold Brown and others for a discussion about McNamara and his successor, Clark Clifford. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Harold Brown Secretary (Former) Department of Defense
  • John M. Carland Historian Office of the Secretary of Defense->Historical Office
  • Edward J. Drea Historian Joint Chiefs of Staff->Joint History Office
  • David Ferriero Archivist of the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • George C. Herring Professor Emeritus University of Kentucky->History Department
  • Jon T. Hoffman Deputy Chief Historian Department of Defense->Office of the Secretary
  • Steve Maxner Director Texas Tech University->Vietnam Center and Archive
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Defense Department Leadership and the Vietnam War

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Program ID:
305378-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Apr 29, 2012
Last Aired:
May 6, 2012

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  • Apr 29, 2012 | 9:31am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2012 | 8:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 29, 2012 | 11:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 05, 2012 | 4:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 06, 2012 | 3:32am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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