Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, announces he has terminal cancer


Daniel Ellsberg speaks during an interview in Los Angeles on Sept. 23, 2009. Ellsberg, who copied and leaked documents that revealed secret details of U.S. strategy in the Vietnam War and became known as the Pentagon Papers, has announced he has terminal cancer and months to live.

The documents in the Pentagon Papers told how U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was built up steadily by political leaders and top military brass who were overconfident about U.S. prospects.

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