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McNamara to discuss nuclear policy, Nov. 11

Robert McNamara, secretary of defense during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall. His topic will be "The Follies of Current U.S. and NATO Nuclear Policy."

McNamara is the author with Brian Van DeMark of the 1996 book "In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam." In 2003, he was the subject of a documentary, "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara," directed by Errol Morris. In this series of interviews, McNamara discusses the Vietnam War, the decisions made, the lessons he learned and their relevance to the world today.

This lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs .

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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