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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.


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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