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Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’

Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’ at the height of the Vietnam War

Rethinking ‘McNamara’s War’ On Nov. 29, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson announced that Robert McNamara, the secretary of defense, would leave his post to run the World Bank. “I do not know to this day whether I quit or was fired,” McNamara wrote decades later. “Maybe it was both.” It’s actually quite clear:

DNA testing set to identify Vietnam War victims

DNA technology is being employed to identify the remains of Vietnam War dead. “The technical challenges are considerable but tractable,” says Bioglobe’s chief executive, Wolfgang Höppner, who crafted the proposal for Vietnam. In the country’s hot and humid climate, DNA in bones that have lain in shallow graves for decades is

Reunited with the Vietnamese ‘girl in the picture’

Kim Phuc, the girl featured in one of the most iconic photographs taken during the Vietnam War, has been reunited with the war correspondent who helped save her life 38 years ago. When Chris last saw Kim, she was lying on a hospital bed with third-degree burns to more than

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