The Pentagon Papers The Secret History of the Vietnam War

The WikiLeaks of its day Time is as relevant today in the time of Trump as it was a in the time of Richard Nixon The most significant leaks of classified material in American history Washington PostNot Fake News The basis for the 2018 film The Post by Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg The Pentagon Papers are a series of articles documents and studies examining the Johnson Administrations lies to the public about the extent of US involvement in the Vietnam War bringing to light shocking conclusions about Americas true role in the conflictPublished by The New York Times in 1971 The Pentagon Papers riveted an already deeply divided nation with startling and disturbing revelations about the United States' involvement in Vietnam Their release demonstrated that our government had systematically lied to both the public and to Congress They remain relevant today as a reminder of the importance of a free press and all First Amendment rightsThis incomparable 848 page volume includesThe Truman and Eisenhower Years 1945 1960 by Fox ButterfieldOrigins of the Insurgency in South Vietnam by Fox ButterfieldThe Kennedy Years 1961 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem May November 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Covert War and Tonkin Gulf February August 1964 by Neil SheehanThe Consensus to Bomb North Vietnam August 1964 February 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Launching of the Ground War March July 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Buildup July 1965 September 1966 by Fox ButterfieldSecretary McNamaras Disenchantment October 1966 May 1967 by Hedrick SmithThe Tet Offensive and the Turnaround by E W KenworthyAnalysis and CommentCourt RecordsBiographies of Key FiguresWith a new foreword by James L Greenfield this edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning story is sure to provoke discussion about free press and government deception and shed some light on issues in the past and the present so that we can better understand and improve the futureThe WikiLeaks of its day Time is as relevant today in the time of Trump as it was a in the time of Richard Nixon The most significant leaks of classified material in American history Washington PostNot Fake News The basis for the 2018 film The Post by Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg The Pentagon Papers are a series of articles documents and studies examining the Johnson Administrations lies to the public about the extent of US involvement in the Vietnam War bringing to light shocking conclusions about Americas true role in the conflictPublished by The New York Times in 1971 The Pentagon Papers riveted an already deeply divided nation with startling and disturbing revelations about the United States' involvement in Vietnam Their release demonstrated that our government had systematically lied to both the public and to Congress They remain relevant today as a reminder of the importance of a free press and all First Amendment rightsThis incomparable 848 page volume includesThe Truman and Eisenhower Years 1945 1960 by Fox ButterfieldOrigins of the Insurgency in South Vietnam by Fox ButterfieldThe Kennedy Years 1961 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem May November 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Covert War and Tonkin Gulf February August 1964 by Neil SheehanThe Consensus to Bomb North Vietnam August 1964 February 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Launching of the Ground War March July 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Buildup July 1965 September 1966 by Fox ButterfieldSecretary McNamaras Disenchantment October 1966 May 1967 by Hedrick SmithThe Tet Offensive and the Turnaround by E W KenworthyAnalysis and CommentCourt RecordsBiographies of Key FiguresWith a new foreword by James L Greenfield this edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning story is sure to provoke discussion about free press and government deception and shed some light on issues in the past and the present so that we can better understand and improve the futureThe WikiLeaks of its day Time is as relevant today in the time of Trump as it was a in the time of Richard Nixon The most significant leaks of classified material in American history Washington PostNot Fake News The basis for the 2018 film The Post by Academy Award winning director Steven Spielberg The Pentagon Papers are a series of articles documents and studies examining the Johnson Administrations lies to the public about the extent of US involvement in the Vietnam War bringing to light shocking conclusions about Americas true role in the conflictPublished by The New York Times in 1971 The Pentagon Papers riveted an already deeply divided nation with startling and disturbing revelations about the United States' involvement in Vietnam Their release demonstrated that our government had systematically lied to both the public and to Congress They remain relevant today as a reminder of the importance of a free press and all First Amendment rightsThis incomparable 848 page volume includesThe Truman and Eisenhower Years 1945 1960 by Fox ButterfieldOrigins of the Insurgency in South Vietnam by Fox ButterfieldThe Kennedy Years 1961 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem May November 1963 by Hedrick SmithThe Covert War and Tonkin Gulf February August 1964 by Neil SheehanThe Consensus to Bomb North Vietnam August 1964 February 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Launching of the Ground War March July 1965 by Neil SheehanThe Buildup July 1965 September 1966 by Fox ButterfieldSecretary McNamaras Disenchantment October 1966 May 1967 by Hedrick SmithThe Tet Offensive and the Turnaround by E W KenworthyAnalysis and CommentCourt RecordsBiographies of Key FiguresWith a new foreword by James L Greenfield this edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning story is sure to provoke discussion about free press and government deception and shed some light on issues in the past and the present so that we can better understand and improve the future


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    We all know the existence of the Pentagon Papers but I suspect not many of us have had a look through themIt generally shows that successive administrations from the end of WW2 through much of the Pres Johnson years felt compelled to do something about indo china becoming communist They all had grave doubts on how to go about it It seems that US Policy was built on hope and the need to do something than on a realistic outcome?This material is often dry to read through as the original documents are presented but should be required reading for anyone who wants to get a better understanding of those years Also required reading for any aspiring national politician of any country