Robert Strange McNamara

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Robert Strange McNamara is the former Secretary of Defense for President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. He served as president of the World Bank (1968-1981). He is Honorary Trustee at the Aspen Institute, on the advisory committee for the Population Institute, was involved in the Pentagon Papers project, and is believed to be a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Khurram Husain wrote in the November/December 2003 issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

"When Robert McNamara entered the Pentagon as defense secretary, he brought with him a clutch of youthful Rand analysts deeply steeped in studies of SAC vulnerability and counterforce. They came to be called the 'Whiz Kids'."

His wife was Margaret McNamara.

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Former Secretary of Defense and president of the World Bank, Robert McNamara, "repentant Vietnam War architect ... breaks his silence on Iraq: The United States, he says, is making the same mistakes all over again."

"'We're misusing our influence,' he said in a staccato voice that had lost none of its rapid-fire engagement. 'It's just wrong what we're doing. It's morally wrong, it's politically wrong, it's economically wrong.'" [1]
See Operation Iraqi Freedom: Military and Political Dissent.

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  1. Frequently Asked Questions, World Future Society, accessed September 1, 2007.
  2. Directors, Population Action International, accessed May 1, 2008.
  3. Council of Advisors, World Food Prize, accessed December 9, 2007.
  4. Trustees, Urban Institute, accessed August 29, 2008.
  5. National Advisory Council, Reading is Fundamental, accessed January 12, 2009.
  6. Founding Members, Earth Council Alliance, accessed December 18, 2009.
  7. 2007 Annual Report, Technoserve, accessed February 20, 2010.

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