Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Robert Strange McNamara (1916 )
We are confident that we can penetrate any enemy defenses with our missiles. We know that we are more than the equal of any nation in the world.
ROBERT S. MCNAMARA, secretary of defense, conversation with newsmen after testifying before a joint session of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Defense Appropriations subcommittee, January 24, 1967, as reported by The New York Times, January 25, 1967, p. 17. McNamara denied there was an antimissile gap.