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Remembering Robert McNamara

I FIRST met Robert McNamara, the US Secretary of Defence who presided over the American build-up in Vietnam, in the summer of 1967. I had just returned from a trip to South Vietnam, where, as a reporter for The New Yorker, I witnessed the destruction, by American air power, of two provinces, Quang Ngai and Quang Tinh.

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