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A look at the significance of Mike Gravel reading the Pentagon Papers in Congress. The eighth and final part of this series.
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.”
Sen. Mike Gravel takes his case against President Richard Nixon to the U.S. Supreme Court, where Nixon has also sued Gravel.
Sen. Mike Gravel made the risky move to have the Pentagon Papers published outside Congress at Beacon Press in Boston.
The Supreme Court decision NYT v. the US left Sen. Gravel in more legal peril as he contemplates publishing the Papers outside of Congress.
Senator Gravel was fiercely opposed to the Vietnam War and the draft and played a seminal role in the release of the Pentagon Papers.
Collusion by the White House, the Pentagon, and media resulted in disparagement of testimony that most POWs were actually well-treated.
Senator Gravel read the Pentagon Papers aloud at a hearing at a time when newspapers were barred from publishing them.
Audio interview with VFP’s Hector Black chapter podcast. Howie Machtinger leads the Vietnam Full Disclosure effort of Veterans For Peace.
“Policy was governed neither by the … Atlantic Charter, nor by the President’s anti-colonialism, but by the dictates of military strategy.”
“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.
Ellsberg had approached members of Congress to release the Pentagon Papers. Several senators turned him down, Sen. Mike Gravel, said yes.