McNamara, Clifford and the Burdens of Vietnam 1965-1969

McNamara, Clifford and the Burdens of Vietnam 1965-1969
Title:
McNamara, Clifford and the Burdens of Vietnam 1965-1969
Format:
Hardcover
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01042-1
ISBN:
9780160881350
Description

Volume VI of the Secretaries of Defense Historical Series covers the last four years of the Lyndon Johnson administration—March 1965–January 1969, which were dominated by the Vietnam conflict. The escalating war tested Robert McNamara’s reforms and abilities and shaped every aspect of Defense Department planning, programming, and budgeting. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara is regularly singled out as cause and symbol of a lost war and all its dire consequences. Vietnam remains “McNamara’s War,” although it began long before his appointment as secretary of defense and continued long after he left office.

The volume is a policy history of the Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) and its leaders covering almost four years from March 1965 through January 1969. It concentrates on OSD’s role in creating and shaping defense policy, recognizing that Robert McNamara, who served from 21 January 1961 to 29 February 1968, and his successor as secretary of defense Clark M. Clifford, who served from 1 March 1968 to 20 January 1969, exerted great influence far beyond the doors of the Pentagon. Both men were involved, at presidential direction, in the major economic, diplomatic, domestic, and political issues of the day. Both were closely involved with national and international crises of the time. And, while both left their imprint on the Department of Defense (DoD), without question McNamara’s legacy, both for good and for ill, is the more enduring. McNamara’s long tenure made it so, but besides mere longevity McNamara set DoD on a new course and made OSD the unquestioned authority in the Pentagon.

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Adapting to Flexible Response, 1960-1968 is available here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/products/sku/008-000-01082-0?ctid=1138

Other products produced by the Office of the Secretary of Defense  can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/1138

Vietnam War resources collection can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/us-military-history/battles-wars/vietn...

Audience

Military leaders, Department of Defense officials, foreign policy specialists, students, historians, and anyone interested in studying the Vietnam War would benefit from this pbulication. 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$17.00
International Price:
$23.80
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Office of the Secretary of Defense, Historical Office
Author:
  • Drea, Edward J.
Key Phrases:
  • Secretaries of Defense Historical Series
  • History of the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • United States, Dept. of Defense, History
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009
  • Clifford, Clark M., 1906-1998
Weight:
3.5625
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Cover:
Cloth
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
03/10/2011
Last Status Update:
01/28/2019
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