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Pentagon Papers

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The Pentagon Papers, officially titled Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.

The papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, who had worked on the study. They were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times in 1971.[1][2]

A 1996 article in The New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers had showed, among other things, that the Johnson Administration "systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress."[3]

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  1. "The Pentagon Papers". United Press International (UPI). 1971. Retrieved 2010-07-02.
  2. Sheehan, Neil (1971-06-13). "Vietnam Archive: Pentagon Study Traces 3 Decades of Growing U.S. Involvement". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  3. Apple, R.W. (1996-06-23). "25 Years Later;Lessons From the Pentagon Papers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-10-23.