I’ve posted the full movie “Fog of War” the Documentary based on his bestselling book – it is an amazing insight into the mind of a True American Genius…albeit sometimes misguided, McNamera truly was one of America’s foremost thinkers in our era. He was able to accomplish the seemingly impossible, with provocative statistics, psychology and perseverance. I highly recommend reading the book and watching the documentary, if your a History buff it’s not to miss too!
McNamara wasn’t a failure. It is more complicated than that. In many ways his management of the Pentagon was everything you might hope for from a company president. The instincts he used to save Ford — with his championing of the cheap, functional, stripped down and wonderfully lucrative Ford Falcon — he brought to the Defence Department. He streamlined its management, asserted civilian control, reformed procurement practice and reshaped nuclear doctrine. He was able in later years to show off the calendar that JFK gave to his close advisers. The President had the crucial days of the Cuban Missile Crisis picked out in silver as a thanks for McNamara’s cool advice.
Read the full Times Online article here