Books: Too Little McNamara?

HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? by Alain C. Enthoven and K. Wayne Smith. 364 pages. Harper & Row. $8.95.

Critics like David Halberstam and former Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay have attacked him from left and right. Senators Proxmire and Fulbright have assaulted obvious flaws in the Pentagon he left behind. Adam Yarmolinsky has demonstrated the problems and agonies his former boss endured. Now come Alain Enthoven and Wayne Smith, far less ambitious and partisan, far more technically expert, too. How Much Is Enough? examines the Robert McNamara Pentagon from the authors' special...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!