Robert McNamara: Former Defense Secretary dies at 93
Former Defence Secretary Robert S. McNamara has died in his sleep at 93.
McNamara is widely known as the architect of the Vietnam war. He was President of the Ford Motor Company when he was appointed Secretary of Defence. He worked for both the John F. Kennedy and Johnson Administration.
He became the Administrations lightning rod against critics against the war being waged in southeast Asia.
McNamara was 93 and died at home.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A published report says former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara has died.
The Washington Post reported on its Web site that McNamara died in his sleep at his home in Washington early Monday. He was 93.
McNamara served as secretary of defense during the Vietnam war under presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
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