Tagged: United States Secretary of Defense

Straining For The Bright Side Of The Abyss – Vietnam – July 14, 1965

Straining For The Bright Side Of The Abyss – Vietnam – July 14, 1965

– Defense Secretary Robert McNamara Press Conference – July 14, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – And while we were mourning the passing of that great statesman Adlai Stevenson, a press conference was taking place. Defense Secretary Robert McNamara was giving a bleak assessment of the growing war in...

An Eisenhower Democrat In 1948 – July 7, 1948

An Eisenhower Democrat In 1948 – July 7, 1948

– Alka Seltzer News Of The World – July 7, 1948 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Political news, this July 7th in 1948. Putting an end to the buzz and rumors that General Eisenhower would run for President on the Democratic Party ticket put many in the party in awful...

Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings March 12, 1968

Looking For Light At The End Of The Tunnel – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings March 12, 1968

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Senate Foreign Relations Hearings – Dean Rusk – March 12, 1968 With news growing more pessimistic each day over the War in Vietnam, and since the start of 1968 an escalation in North Vietnamese assaults, the dissatisfaction...

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

New Boss Minus Old Boss = Same Boss – December 29, 1979

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – December 29, 1979 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Coming to the frustrating end of a baffling month in a perplexing decade, this December 29th in 1979 was winding up nowhere near hopeful....

Eyeball-Deep In Vietnam – A Robert McNamara Press Conference – June 16, 1965 – Past Daily Reference Room

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Sec. of Defense Robert McNamara – Press briefing – ABC Radio – June 16, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection Briefings like these were starting to become a regular occurrence during the Vietnam War. Bolstering confidence, pushing an agenda, pleading a...