McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War

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9 Responses to McNamara’s Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War

  1. drjim says:

    McNamara screwed up more shit than he fixed. He and his penny-pinching “Whiz Kids” made huge mistakes in weapons procurement, and forcing the services to “share” weapons that weren’t particularly good, and ill-suited to some uses.

  2. FrankP says:

    McNamara’s programs, like the one explained in the video, and others, like introducing an untried primary arm in the middle of a complicate, foreign military deployment, led to FAR more deaths than if more well considered procedures had been employed. May his maker enjoy having him sit on his right hand in Hell, for McNamara was certainly the Devil’s spawn.

  3. capt fast says:

    I had macs kids in my unit from day one. there was only so many grounding points on the ramp pads that needed cleaning and parking lots and taxiways that needed painting. very sad waste of effort. some didn’t speak or read english, some just weren’t capable. yet, here they were. looking back, I sometimes think I was one of them as the frustration was so high.
    the miracle of it was we only lost one aircraft to a maintenance error and that was from a part damaged in depot storage and installed without an inspection after it was shipped to us. who would have thought a five mm nick from a forklift tip could destroy an main landing gear shock strut for a 144,000 lb aircraft. one of macs kids hit the box and didn’t tell anyone; just nailed new wood on the crate. just a hell of an investigation. I have a broken prop tip on my desk to remind me of it.

  4. Curtis says:

    This guy is a liar. Think about it. Nobody is that stupid.

    • ChuckN says:

      Have you met Democrat voters? We have rioters in the streets of Portland, Seattle et al literally pushing for wannabe power brokers and policies that will get them sent to jail/gulag if not out-right killed. These lunatics are marching full speed to suicide and you wonder if anyone at all could be that stupid?

    • BUBBA says:

      Sorry, but you are wrong.

  5. Rob says:

    Funny how we think the war is based on fighting communism, when in fact it was all about securing major oil rights. All war narratives are based on lies. Never expose the truth..for that’s when wars will stop.

  6. Curtis says:

    Actually knew the army for decades. There were a few idiots.

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