The Pentagon’s official history says bombardment by B-52s in 1972 pushed the North Vietnamese to negotiate peace. What are the fact?
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Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 8: Why Gravel Did It
A look at the significance of Mike Gravel reading the Pentagon Papers in Congress. The eighth and final part of this series.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 7: The Verdict
Supreme Court delivers its verdict in the case of Gravel v. the United States. “We were only saved by the gravity of Nixon’s crimes.”
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 6: To the Supreme Court
Sen. Mike Gravel takes his case against President Richard Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Nixon has also sued Gravel.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 5: Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill
Sen. Mike Gravel made the risky move to have the Pentagon Papers published outside Congress at Beacon Press in Boston.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 4: A Pyrrhic Victory
The Supreme Court decision NYT v. the US left Sen. Gravel in more legal peril as he contemplates publishing the Papers outside of Congress.
Howie Machtinger on how Daniel Ellsberg’s message remains urgent today
Audio interview with VFP’s Hector Black chapter podcast. Howie Machtinger leads the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 3: Reading the Papers
“Policy was governed neither by the … Atlantic Charter, nor by the President’s anti-colonialism, but by the dictates of military strategy.”
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 2: Getting the Papers
“People have gotta be put to the torch for this sort of thing … let’s get the son-of-a-bitch [who leaked it] in jail,” Nixon raged.
Revealing the Pentagon Papers in Congress — 1: Top Secret
Ellsberg had approached members of Congress to release the Pentagon Papers. Several senators turned him down, Sen. Mike Gravel, said yes.
Secrets: Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers – Daniel Ellsberg (video)
Ellsberg presents an explosive inside account of how and why he helped bring an end to the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon’s presidency.
Daniel Ellsberg on Risking Life in Jail to Expose U.S. Lies About Vietnam War
Fifty years ago this week, The New York Times began publishing excerpts of the Pentagon Papers. Democracy Now! interview: Daniel Ellsberg.
Direct Action Lessons From Three Historic Days of Protest May 1971
Largest civil disobedience detention in U.S. history—12,000 in all, including 7,000 people on May 3, 1971 alone. Reflections by Steve Early.
Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers sowed Nixon’s downfall
How Richard Nixon’s obsession with Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers sowed the seeds for the president’s downfall.