This Day in History: The New York Times Begins Publication of the Pentagon Papers (1971)

This Day in History:
The New York Times Begins Publication of the Pentagon Papers (1971)

The Pentagon Papers were top secret government documents detailing US involvement in SE Asia from WWII to 1968. In 1971, a former government employee leaked portions of the 47-volume study, which revealed both miscalculation and deception on the part of US policymakers, to The New York Times, which began publishing articles about it. Citing national security, the Justice Department obtained an injunction against further publication, and the case went to the Supreme Court. How did it rule? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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