An analysis of the mistakes made in vietnam war as outlined in in retrospect by robert mcnamara

I am not making this up. I think it is a very important war, and I am pleased to be identified with it and do whatever I can to win it. Viet-Nam was one of them.

Throughout this memoir, one can see this facts,openly admitted by the author. But for the hell of it, let just thumb through this blood soaked memoir of this modern Viking. At the age of 87, he has now written three very detailed and analytical books, and starred in one very good movie, devoted to the fundamental mistakes that led the United States into the most politically costly and least successful war in its history.

In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam

McNamara did not agree with this kind of action. Lovett ; Lovett declined but recommended McNamara. I want all the patheticdespicable, shameless Viet-Namese traitors who collaborated with the invading American barbarians to read this memoir, to know the following facts, clearly, openlyarrogantlyunashamedly admitted by this war criminal Honcho McNamara: Even though computerized and laser-guided weapons allow campaigns to be waged with only a few dozen American deaths and hundreds of foreign deaths as opposed to the tens of thousands of American deaths and hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese deaths in the s and sit has become no easier to achieve society-transforming military goals, or to extricate yourself from an invaded nation.

Although he had to withstand a storm of criticism from senators and representatives from affected congressional districts, he closed many military bases and installations that he judged unnecessary for national security. Starting as manager of planning and financial analysis, McNamara advanced rapidly through a series of top-level management positions.

Systems analysis takes a complex problem and sorts out the tangle of significant factors so that each can be studied by the method most appropriate to it.

Out of a major review of the military challenges confronting the U. Bythe FYDP covered ten military areas: While the Air Force and Navy were expending aircraft and hundreds of aircrews hitting secondary targets, North Vietnam was building the greatest anti-aircraft defense since the surrender of Germany in World War II—5, anti-aircraft guns, many radar-controlled; surface-to-air missile complexes; and Soviet MIG fighter-interceptors.

We deliberately pulled our punches so as not to hurt them too much.

Robert McNamara

It went on to win the Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He also stated later that his support of the Vietnam War was given out of loyalty to administration policy.

One Navy aircraft was denied permission to bomb several railroad cars loaded with anti-aircraft missiles. Numerical analysis was favored and options were considered critically. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara published In Retrospect, the first of his three books dissecting the errors, myths and miscalculations that led to the Vietnam War, which he now believes was a serious mistake.

The Biggest Mistakes of the Vietnam War

Navy destroyer by North Vietnamese naval vessels. They went to rob and kill, to expanse their empire, to bring monetary profit home to their Kings and Queens or Corporationsas in the U S caseto subjugate new territories, to plan their national claims, it not their FLAGS, into far away, exotic islands and continents and to bring home gold, spice Spaniardnative slaves, diamondspearls and other precious stones and minerals.Part 3 of a Series.

Still Popular in the Liberal Democrat Playbook. Mike Scruggs-In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we identified three of the biggest mistakes of the Vietnam War. Jul 06,  · McNamara's Legacy Mired In Vietnam Debacle Despite Robert McNamara's efforts to rehabilitate his legacy in later life, none could have erased or even much eased what is destined to be history's harsh assessment of the man known as the architect of the Vietnam War.

He died Monday at Apr 16,  · IN RETROSPECT The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam. By Robert S. McNamara with Brian VanDeMark. Illustrated. pp. New York: Times Books/Random House.

$ IN his 79th year, Robert S. McNamara at long last offers the public a glimpse of his aching conscience. But toward the end of his life, former Defense Secretary Robert McNamara issued a string of candid mea culpas for misjudgments about Vietnam that were made during his tenure at the Pentagon, especially his delay in acting on growing doubts that the war could be won.

McNamara's e leven lessons: Informer U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara published In Retrospect, the first of his three books dissecting the errors, myths and miscalculations that led to the Vietnam War, which he now believes was a serious mistake.

In Retrospect McNamara™sbookis of particularinterest to the with LBJ. By he hadturned to CIAfor independent, candid analyses ofthe war™s progress and hadcommissionedthe gathering of whatbecame ThePentagonPapers.

In the springofhe confessed his apostasy to LBJ. Private Pessimism In a private memorandumhegave to the President on 19 May, McNamarapainted a darkpicture: in his .

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