Monday, June 13, 2011

Complete, Unedited "Pentagon Papers" Released

(from C-SPAN) Forty years ago on this date, the New York Times published the first installments of the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret assessment of the Viet Nam war authorized by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. The 1971 Supreme Court decision in New York Times v. the United States validated the newspaper's decision to publish the papers.

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