If the names of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines listed on the Vietnam War Memorial could speak, they might say something like this, “McNamara is dead, pass it along.”

Check out the Op-Ed piece in the New York Times.

Essential reading: The Best and the Brightest, David Halberstam

Vietnam, a Television History, Stanley Karnow

Essential viewing: The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)