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Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara Reconsiders the Vietnam War

McNamara has written a book, In Retrospect, which contains the long awaited admission that he felt U.S. policy in Vietnam was wrong and the war was unwinnable. He details the behind-the-scenes decision-making that escalated the war, and the atmosphere of the times which made policymakers feel they had no choice but to do so.

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Other segments from the episode on April 25, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 25, 1995: Interview with Robert McNamara; Interview with Peter Gallagher; Commentary on the 1994-1995 television season.

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