June 11, 2021

Leaking the Pentagon Papers Was an Assault on Democracy

By Gabriel Schoenfeld

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The way we control secrets has been established by Congress and the executive branch, both accountable to the public and the courts. Daniel Ellsberg, accountable to no one, took it upon himself to steer the ship of state.

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  • Classified Information and State Secrets
  • Defense Department
  • Ellsberg, Daniel
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Snowden, Edward J
  • Surveillance of Citizens by Government
  • Vietnam War