Books: Some of the book's prime targets comment:

THE four men above bear the brunt of David Halberstam's criticism. Two of them, Robert McNamara, who left the Defense Department in 1968 to become president of the World Bank, and ex-Presidential Adviser McGeorge Bundy, president of the Ford Foundation, refused to comment on the book. Former Secretary of State Dean Rusk, now professor of international law at the University of Georgia, had not read the book but told TIME: "I suspect Halberstam's biggest problem was that we didn't base our policy on his reporting from Viet Nam. This amateur psychiatry, talking about...

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