Robert McNamara, Architect of Vietnam War, Dies at 93

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He turned around Ford Motor Company and tried to help the world's poor as head of the World Bank. Yet, for many critics of the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara's legacy will be as the symbol of a failed policy that left more than 50,000 US soldiers dead and tore apart American society in the 1960's. Robert Scheer, editor of and co-host of KCRW's Left Right and Center, covered the former Secretary of Defense as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, and offers this remembrance of McNamara, who died today at the age of 93.




Sara Terry