Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Our broadcast signal serving the St. George area (KUER 90.9) is operating on low power.

Rumsfeld and McNamara's Similar Experiences

There are some parallels in the careers Donald Rumsfeld and Robert McNamara, both high-profile secretaries of defense. Both men presided over controversial wars, and both were replaced as those wars began to appear un-winnable.

Author David Halberstam talks to Steve Inskeep about the parallels between today and the Vietnam era.

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.