Thomas Hughes: Government Insider and Vietnam War Skeptic

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Thomas Hughes, 97, Dies; Government Insider and Vietnam War Skeptic”:

Thomas Hughes, who as a State Department official and member of the Kennedy-era brain trust stood out for his deep skepticism over the Vietnam War, and who later transformed the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace into a training base for America’s foreign policy leadership, died in Washington.

Mr. Hughes was among the last survivors of the ambitious group of policymakers who gathered around the White House in the early 1960s, sometimes called the “best and brightest.” He certainly fit the part: Rhodes scholarship, Yale Law School and a rapid climb through the Washington ranks.