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    Pentagon Papers to Be Released

    Daniel Ellsberg, former Defense Department researcher who says he leaked top-secret Pentagon papers to the press, reports at the Capitol on July 28, 1971 to an unofficial House panel investigating the significance of the war documents. From left are Fred Branfman, former Laos correspondant for Dispatch News Service; Ellsberg; and Rep. Don Edwards, D-Calif. (AP Photo)


    Forty years after the Pentagon Papers leaked, the U.S. government is making it official: The 7,000-page report will be released in full on Monday. The report, which indicated Presidents Johnson and Kennedy has misled the U.S. while pushing for war in Vietnam, was leaked by Daniel Ellsberg, and The New York Times began running stories based on it on June 13, 1971. The Supreme Court backed the Times and other papers, allowing them to continue publishing excerpts despite the Nixon administration’s opposition.

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