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Men of the Pentagon, from Forrestal to McNamara

by Carl W. Borklund

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Published by F. A. Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States. Dept. of Defense -- Officials and employees

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] Carl W. Borklund.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA23.6 .B6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 236 p.
    Number of Pages236
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5988563M
    LC Control Number66018890

    2 Nolan, Janne, E. Guardians of the Arsenal: The Politics of Nuclear York: Basic Books,   Pentagon Papers, papers that contain a history of the U.S. role in Indochina from World War II until May The papers were commissioned in by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara. They were given (without authorization) to The New York Times by Daniel Ellsberg, who worked on the project.

      McNamara leaves the Pentagon and is succeeded by Clark Clifford, one of the wise old men of the Democratic Party at the time and close to Lyndon Johnson, and he inherits this entire project. The Honorable Robert S. McNamara Secretary of Defense Washington, D.C. Dear Mr. Secretary: The President has asked me to transmit to you for your comments the enclosed memorandum on the subject of Viet-Nam to the President from Ambassador J. K. Gaibraith dated April 4, Sincerely Michael V. Forrestal. Encl: Memo to Pres. from Amb. Gaibraith.

    GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY The literature of an institution and its leaders over an extended period of time is bound to be uneven. The Army’s history during two hundred years of American statehood has moved with national currents, and the administrations of its civilian heads have taken historical form from the fluctuation in the events of their times and the nature of the individuals. According to the biography "James Forrestal: A Study of Personality, Politics and Policy," by Arnold A. Rogow, Forrestal understood this shortcoming, and kept a black notebook inscribed with.


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At least four of the eight, each for quite different reasons, have been the kind of men who will not be forgotten by the makers of historical myths: James Forrestal, George Marshall, Charles (""Bird-dog"") Wilson, and of course Robert Strange McNamara.

The Pentagon, that ""concrete cobweb"" from which a vast and powerful operation is run, each year requires ""a donation equal to nearly $ from every. Of the twenty-one men who have held the post of secretary of defense since it was created inonly half served more than eighteen months.

The first, James Forrestal, committed suicide soon after leaving the Pentagon. Seven of his successors were fired or allowed to resign gracefully after losing the confidence of the president. The term Pentagon Papers refers to a volume study of the history of the war in Vietnam.

It was secretly ordered by U.S. Defense Minister Robert McNamara in The study was completed in January and delivered to McNamara's successor Clark Clifford/5(33).

The remarkable men on the USS Forrestal faced the results of such consequences on J and the days that followed with incredible bravery and dedication. Caught in an inferno of unimaginable horror they refused to give up and ultimately stopped the fire that took so many lives,and seriously wounded so many s: Robert G.

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Hospital. Forrestal was convinced communists had infiltrated the White House and were out to kill him. A year later The Pentagon People Boston Globecolumnist James Carroll looks at how personal.

“At first admired for his intelligence and analytical prowess, he later became one of the most hated men in America by the officers and enlisted personnel he had led,” Thomas Sticht wrote of McNamara in the anthology, Scraping the Barrel: The Military Use of Substandard Manpower, – Robert S.

McNamara has 21 books on Goodreads with ratings. Robert S. McNamara’s most popular book is Thirteen Days: A Memoir of the Cuban Missile Cri.

Robert S. McNamara, in full Robert Strange McNamara, (born June 9,San Francisco, California, U.S.—died July 6,Washington, D.C.), U.S. secretary of defense from to who revamped Pentagon operations and who played a major role in the nation’s military involvement in the Vietnam War.

The book also addresses a separate but related issue: lower standards that led to recruiting or drafting men with criminal records, medical defects, social maladjustments and psychiatric disorders.

By the time McNamara’s project ended in December, formerly ineligible men had been inducted into the Army (which had 71 percent of. A Washington Post military reporter brilliantly charts the conception, creation and history of the Pentagon, an architectural “monstrosity.”.

Throughout his seamless narrative, Vogel weaves many fascinating tales, about the Potomac riverside site eventually chosen for the Pentagon; the aesthetic and political battles that accompanied construction; the building’s racial integration.

Robert S. McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth U.S. Secretary of Defense. He is best known for helping lead the United States into the Vietnam War.

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InRobert S. McNamara, the whiz kid who at age forty-four came to run the Pentagon for John F. Kennedy via Berkeley, Harvard, and the Ford Motor Company, was asked by a reporter how he felt about the fact that the conflict in Vietnam was being named after him.

Kennedy, Galbraith asserted, considered McNamara the only person strong enough to stand up to the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Pentagon. McNamara had decided, along with the president, that the. It should be evident to all that Robert S.

McNamara, to paraphrase a line from the book Guilty Men, was among the worst selections for high office since Caligula chose to make his horse a consul at Rome. He died July 6 at age Today’s officials can profit from studying his career.

The key to House of War's relentless, driving power lies in its insinuating mix of objective facts and deeply respectful personal autobiography, as Carroll pays tribute to his late father, Lieutenant-General Joseph F.

Carroll, an FBI man who ended up working in the Pentagon for over 20 years, some of them alongside Robert McNamara, as first director of the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence. Manning a battle station at the far end of a table the size of the flattop USS Forrestal, sat Robert McNamara, wielding taut, tight command over his Pentagon press was one of those Thursday background briefings/soirees that were all the rage back in Before easing McNamara out of the Pentagon, Johnson confided to an aide, "You know, we just can't afford another Forrestal." McNamara has often been likened to his predecessor James Forrestal, the.