McNamara in Vietnam

<i> Associated Press</i>

Robert McNamara returned to Vietnam on Tuesday for the first time since the end of the war he helped escalate in the 1960s, and he said he hopes to persuade the country to open its archives on the conflict.

The former U.S. defense secretary has admitted in memoirs that U.S. participation in the Vietnam War was “terribly wrong.” His current trip is to propose a conference of war-era decision-makers from both countries.