The 1960s Speeches & Audio

McNamara on the Bombing of North Vietnam

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McNamara on the Bombing of North Vietnam

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The secretary of Defense Robert McNamara appeared before the press to defend the bombing of the Major North Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Haiphong. The bombings were supposed to deprive the military from essential supplies. The bombings showed the United States the resilience of the North Vietnamese, and that the war wasn't going to end as quickly as they hoped.

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