Newswatch Thomas Griffith: Ducking the Truth

After 16 years of silence on the subject, Robert McNamara has finally acknowledged that as early as 1965 he was convinced that the U.S. could not win the war militarily in Viet Nam. Yet when he later went before a Senate committee, testifying as the Secretary of Defense, he strongly denied that we were in a "no-win" war. By ordinary standards, this would seem a lie, but not to McNamara. Testifying in the current libel trial of General William Westmoreland vs. CBS, McNamara said he based his testimony to Congress on the...

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