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Nearly a half-century ago this month, Daniel Ellsberg, a young, intense Defense Department employee distressed over the unending war in Vietnam, removed several volumes of top-secret documents from his safe and turned them over to the press. “The Pentagon Papers,” as they became known, recorded the history of covert American involvement in Indochina from the early 1940s to 1968.
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