Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The eighth and perhaps the most influential Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara has passed away. McNamara served as Defense Secretary for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968. He was the architect of the Vietnam War, instituted policy analysis, expanded the influence of the Defense Department, and played a large role in the Kennedy Administration's handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was 93.

  1. July 7, 2009 -

    Oh, I was wondering if you'd do his portrait, Larry! Amazing that he was 93--I guess I'd forgotten that he was that old, although of course he would be!