Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The White House published the Pentagon Papers on Vietnam War

Just 40 years after his spectacular first broadcast to the press, were released on Monday formally "Pentagon Papers" of the U.S. government about the war in Vietnam. The study of 7,000 pages in total are documented by the Pentagon and the State Department's history prior to the Vietnam War and the decision making process in Washington.

Thus it became clear that the war had been planned for some time. A portion of the documents had been moved to the newspaper 'The New York Times, which published an excerpt from the June 13, 1971. From today, full documentation will be available at the National Archives in College Park, in the U.S. state of Maryland, and three presidential libraries, said the National Archives.

The Pentagon Papers under the official title of "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A study prepared by the Department of Defense" was commissioned in 1967 by then Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.

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