Joseph A. Califano Jr.

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In 1961 at the start of the Kennedy administration, I went to work for Defense Secretary Robert McNamara. Just as FDR attracted a small army of bright young lawyers and domestic policymakers to his New Deal in 1932, McNamara (who had insisted as a condition of taking the Pentagon job that President Kennedy give him authority to make all appointments in the department) recruited an energetic young team to wrestle with the Pentagon behemoth.

The press quickly dubbed the group McNamara’s “whiz kids.” I was proud to be among them, but to the top military brass, “whiz kids” was a term of disdain.…  Seguir leyendo »