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Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration

Famous Leaks in U.S. History

Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration

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The Pentagon Papers indicated that the U.S. government had systematically misled the public and Congress, deceiving them about the scope, goals and progress of the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War. Their publication sparked a nationwide furor, galvanizing the powerful antiwar movement.

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