Robert McNamara
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Robert McNamara

Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving from 1961 to 1968 under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, during which time he played a major role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Following that, he served as President of the World Bank from 1968 to 1981. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Robert McNamara has 41 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1962 Compiled Program. The year with the most videos was 1967 with seven videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1995 with an average of 1,141 views per program. Most appearances with Lyndon Baines Johnson (10), Dean Rusk (6), Walt Rostow (4). Most common tags: Vietnam War, Soviet Union, Kennedy, John F..

Appearances by Title:


Secretary, Department of Defense c. January 21, 1961 - c. February 29, 1968 Videos: 35 c. May 5, 2001 - c. May 5, 2001 Videos: 1 President, World Bank c. April 1, 1968 - c. June 1, 1981 Videos: 2 Commissioner, Bilateral Cmsn. on Future U.S.-Mexico c. November 17, 1988 - c. March 20, 1989 Videos: 1 Secretary c. January 1, 1961 - c. December 31, 1968 Videos: 1 c. October 13, 2002 - c. October 13, 2002 Videos: 1

Recent Appearances

  • Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    Nuclear Non-Proliferation

    At a conference on nuclear non-proliferation issues hosted by the Carnegie Endowment and broadcast by National Public Radio,…

  • Lessons of War

    Lessons of War

    Robert McNamara, former Defense Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1961-68) discussed lessons he learned…

  • <em>On the Brink</em>

    On the Brink

    The panelists discussed the thirteen days in October of 1962, during which there were Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the…

  • <em>Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict</em>

    Wilson's Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict

    Former Secretary McNamara and Professor Blight discussed their book, Wilson’s Ghost: Reducing the Risk of Conflict, Killing,…

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