Robert McNamara Dies at Age 93

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Kennedy family confidant and former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara died in his sleep today at the age of 93.

“His age just caught up with him,” his wife Diana, told Reuters. “He was not ill. He died peacefully in his sleep.”

McNamara served as a key architect of the U.S. war in Vietnam — sometimes called “McNamara’s War” — which left 58,000 Americans dead. He served under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, and also advised JFK during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, when the United States and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war. McNamara also became the first outsider to become president of the family-run Ford Motor company, served as president of the World Bank, and was a nuclear arms expert. As defense secretary, he boosted the Pentagon’s nuclear arsenal and streamlined the agency.

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