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Perspective of Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara

How do the were the rules of engagement seen through the Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara during the time of war?

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1. Vietnam rules of engagement & limited warfare - 100 words
2. McNamara's perspective - 150 words

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Vietnam's Rules of Engagement

The American foray into Vietnam was part of the many proxy wars fought during the Cold War. Much like the Korean War, it was waged by the Americans to further and defend democracy from the ideology of communism. Vietnam then was a country divided as the democratic government of the South was under threat from being overcome by the communist North. The Americans however followed certain rules of engagement established by then Defense Sec. Robert McNamara under the executive powers of then Pres. Lyndon Johnson and practiced in the field by Gen. William ...

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The rules of engagement as seen through the secretary of defense Robert McNamara during the Time of war is determined.