A selection of McNamara’s statements during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, between 1961 and 1968.

Defense Budget Statements

Posture Statement, FY 1963 – Statement before Senate Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1963-67 Defense Program and 1963 Defense Budget (14 February, 1962)

Posture Statement, FY 1964 – Statement before the Senate Sub committee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1964-1968 Defense Program and 1964 Defense Budget (24 April, 1963)

Posture Statement, FY 1965 – Statement before a Joint Session of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1965-1969 Defense Program and 1965 Defense Budget (3 February, 1964)

Posture Statement, FY 1966 – Statement before a Joint Session of the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1966-70 Defense Program and 1966 Defense Budget

Posture Statement, FY 1967 – Statement before the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 1967-71 Defense Program and 1967 Defense Budget

Posture Statement, FY 1968 – Statement before the House Armed Services Committee on the Fiscal Year 1968-72 Defense Program and 1968 Defense Budget (23 January, 1967)

Posture Statement, FY 1969 – Statement before the House Sub committee on Department of Defense Appropriations on the Fiscal Year 1969-1973 Defense Program and 1969 Defense Budget


Other Statements

1963
30 January – Statement before HASC on the Introduction of Offensive Weapons by the Soviet Union into Cuba