Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, 40 Years Later
Back in the 1970s, Daniel Ellsberg, a military analyst with top-secret security clearance, was the WikiLeaks of his time. His release of the Pentagon Papers, detailing the secret history of the Vietnam War, it was the biggest national security leak in the U.S. history.
Ellsberg made more than 7,000 pages of classified documents available to the press in 1971, earning him the title "the most dangerous man in America" by Henry Kissinger, President Nixon's top adviser.
Ellsberg will talk about those days at Florida Atlantic University's Alan B. Larkin Symposium on the American Presidency,...