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Revisiting The Pentagon Papers 50 Years After Their Release | MSNBC

 

This past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the New York Times' release of the first article in the Pentagon Papers series, which looked at 
U.S. political and military involvement in Vietnam. Jon Meacham, Kurt Andersen and Susan Page discuss.

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Revisiting The Pentagon Papers 50 Years After Their Release | MSNBC

24 comments

  1. The undermining of government, faith, the People…all done by the Republicans, over and over and over…

    1. I’d like to apologize for all the bad things my “today party” has committed .The Democrats are truly showing the path of where America wants to go. I cant apologize enough for the embarrassing leadership Mr. Trump dragged us thru.

  2. Oh yea nixon played a big part in vn. But let’s not forget LBJ the war monger himself. And now let’s move to JFK who wanted to not get into this it was not our war, this was all France, after they finally realized they could not win this war and came to JFK and asked .fact jfk did not want this he offered help in training then he’s killed and then the opening for lbj.we had no fkn. Business being there in the first place, it was not our war

    1. “…LBJ, the war monger himself.” I’ve listened to a recording of LBJ having a phone conversation with an advisor before the big “escalation” of U.S. involvement. Johnson was being advised to dramatically ramp-up the U.S. effort, while he expressed his discomfort with the idea, telling the advisor (to paraphrase) “war is an easy thing to get into, but a terrible mess to get out of.” We’ve learned that lesson again, now, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    2. Nixon lied and prolonged that war a Democratic Congress defunded the war and shut that traitor down

  3. I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.

    Robert Frost. Rest In peace.

  4. Wow .. dammit, so when my father was dying of CANCER along with 3 other people in his department at p&g , my uncle had just started to date a Nixon. I was only 7 yrs old. So previously a Nixon married into the Cox family ?!
    1971 is 2 years before black people were being run out of Norwood.

  5. ดีเหมือนกันการโดนแฮก เปลี่ยนคำพูดและ ซักผ้าขึ้นมาแทน พูดอย่างนึง พูดอย่างนึงเป็นหนังกลางแปลงสมัยโบราณ ทำอย่างนี้ดีมีตัวหนังสือพร้อมขอบคุณ

  6. the NYT, WP and above all, Daniel Ellsberg needed to be thanked AGAIN for their exceptionalism to expose the lies of LBJ, McNamara, Nixon, Westmoreland & Co.!

    1. The politicians have morphed much in the past decades to eliminate the need for exceptional journalism to expose their lies – the Bush, Trump do it openly and pretend that’s their right

  7. I had just had a talk with my son’s about the Pentagon Papers last Memorial Day. And what their granddad (My dad) had to see in Vietnam.

  8. The failure to prosecute Nixon before the election is the kind of “polite” politics that is destroying our government.

  9. The Reason for the Vietnam War ? At the End of WWII , France , wanted the USA to Honor their Treaties , so they can Take Back their French Colonies throughout the world , including Vietnam , which they Lost during the War , Apparently, Truman , Eisenhower Agreed , the French tried to Reinstate their Rule of Government , Industries , ect. in Vietnam , but were rebuked by the Citizens , when the French Army was Defeated in the 1950’s , and Kicked out of Country , the USA Was Obligated to Help , intervene due to the Treaty Agreement with the French , So at first , We Entered Vietnam with just Advisors , JFK said the War was ” Dropped on his Lap ” said ” No Way We Can Win Over There ” then came : November 22 , 1963 : the Rest is History . . . .

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