Officially titled “United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A study prepared by the Department of Defense,” the Pentagon Papers are a history of the Department of Defense’s political-military activity and involvement in Vietnam throughout the war (2). Specifically, the 2.5 million word document revealed the public that the United States covertly enlarged the actual scale of the Vietnam War by bombing Cambodia and Laos and raiding North Vietnam with Marines. None of these military operations were reported to the media, which...
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...r of the Times and the Post, it showed the American public that even the Executive Branch and specifically the President of the United States could not simply retrieve information from an individual or corporation because they did not agree with the publication of it. Even the most powerful man in the free world could not call for an executive order and overrule an average citizen. Because Ellsberg was found not guilty under Espionage Act of 1917, the entire American public realized that their First Amendment rights truly were protected under the Constitution and no one could take that away from them, not even their own government. The ruling in favor of the Times and the Post cleared the path for other newspapers and websites to release the study, without the fear of having the government try to take control of companies and deny them their freedom of the press.
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