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Breaking Ranks: Robert McNamara, Adam Yarmolinsky, and the Montreal Speech

Basha i Novosejt, Aurélie (2019) Breaking Ranks: Robert McNamara, Adam Yarmolinsky, and the Montreal Speech. Diplomatic History, 43 (3). pp. 493-516. ISSN 0145-2096. (doi:10.1093/dh/dhy091) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:67291)

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On May 18, 1966, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara delivered a speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors in Montreal entitled “Security in the Contemporary World.” Building on remarks that he had made in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), the title was deceptively bland and belied its significance. McNamara, heretofore loyal to Johnson, was publicly breaking ranks with official administration policy on Vietnam. In the weeks prior, back in the Pentagon, McNamara had considered and authorized the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s (JCS) proposals, which National Security Advisor Walt W. Rostow had endorsed, to expand Operation...

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/dh/dhy091
Subjects: D History General and Old World
F History United States, Canada, Latin America
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: James Farley
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 10:17 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:55 UTC
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