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Considerations in the office of Robert S. McNamara
Please let us know what's not right about this sneak peek of The Essence Of Security by Robert S. McNamara. Mr. Robert Strange McNamara (June 9, 1916 - July 6, 2009) was an U.S. businessman and the 8th Secretary of Defense who served under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, during which he was instrumental in Escalizing the United States' participation in the Vietnam War.
He then became President of the World Bank from 1968 to 1981. Robert Strange McNamara wa (June 9, 1916 - July 6, 2009) was an U.S. businessman and the 8th Secretary of Defense who ministered under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, during which he was instrumental in the escalation of U.S. participation in the Vietnam War.
He then became President of the World Bank from 1968 to 1981. He was in charge of the Institute of Systemic Law and Order Research, which has evolved into the field known today as political research. Mr. McNamara consolidates the Pentagon's news and logistical capabilities into two centralised agencies: the Defense intelligence agency and the defense supply agency.
McNamara was one of the "Whiz Kids" before the civil servants, who after the Second World War assisted in the reconstruction of the Ford Motor Company and briefly acted as President of Ford before becoming Minister of Defense. At over seven years of age, McNamara is still the longest-serving minister of defense.
THE ESSENCE OF SAFETY: Considerations in the office of Robert S. McNamara
Obviously, the former defense minister is resolved not to let himself be captured by the story - even by his own story. He has published a compilation of declarations of principle made during his seven years as head of the defense agency (McNamara's terminology), providing a consistent frame of long-term policies and programmes. McNamara's persistence to present the big picture - just looking at the large-scale security precautions and a complete neglect of special confrontation, such as the Vietnam Wars, makes nervous who took care of the shop.
The inevitable inference is that the Minister of Defence did not have much interest in the conflict. His work focused on the managment and merchandising of Defense. The McNamara goal was to increase the retaliating force's capacity for revenge, to re-emphasize non-nuclear weaponry, and to defend state-of-the-art military technology.