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McNamara's War--Against the Truth: A Review Essay
In a critical review essay of Robert S. McNamara's "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam," Roger Hilsman argues that despite the book's purported attempt to set the record straight, it in fact contains many misstatements of fact and false allegations about the role of other officials in decisions made during the Vietnam War.

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