TCC Films: The Fog of War

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Robert McNamara

The Fog of War won the Academy Award for best documentary in 2003. Using archival footage, US Cabinet recordings, and an interview with then 85 year old former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, the film covers McNamara’s involvement in WWII, the Vietnam War, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. At the end of his life it’s clear that McNamara, the architect of the Vietnam War, has some regrets and wants to impart what he has learned to the public, as he says, “We need to think more about killing.” This film should be required viewing for all Americans. It’s important that we know our history. What’s more, The Fog of War sheds light on why the Catholic Church condemns the bombing of noncombatants. Watch the trailer here: