The Pentagon Papers are now available for download.

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  1. Aaron_Walkhouse

    Aaron_Walkhouse The Legendary Axeman Established Member

    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled ``Report of the Office of the Secretary of
    Defense Vietnam Task Force``, was commissioned by Secretary of Defense
    Robert McNamara in 1967. In June of 1971, small portions of the report were
    leaked to the press and widely distributed. However, the publications of the
    report that resulted from these leaks were incomplete and suffered from many
    quality issues.

    On the 40th anniversary of the leak to the press, the National Archives, along
    with the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential Libraries, has released the
    complete report. There are 48 boxes and approximately 7,000 declassified pages.
    Approximately 34% of the report is available for the first time.

    What is unique about this, compared to other versions, is that:
    • The complete Report is now available with no redactions compared to
      previous releases
    • The Report is presented as Leslie Gelb presented it to then Secretary
      of Defense Clark Clifford on January 15, 1969
    • All the supplemental back-documentation is included. In the Gravel
      Edition, 80% of the documents in Part V.B. were not included
    • This release includes the complete account of peace negotiations,
      significant portions of which were not previously available either
      in the House Armed Services Committee redacted copy of the Report
      or in the Gravel Edition

    Download links:
    The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    The Pentagon Papers \ (download torrent) - TPB

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    As usual I will be seeding this one permanently or until I die, whichever comes last. :cool:

    If you want to help me get this torrent started quickly go to archives.gov and start
    downloading ONE from there, then when it's done stop your bittorrent app, dump it
    into your Pentagon Papers download folder, rescan the files and start up again.

    I started this torrent because the archive site is seriously overloaded so don't try to
    download more than one file at a time from there.
  2. Drew Wilson

    Drew Wilson AKA IceCube Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    Nice stuff. Keep up the good work. :smile:
  3. Aaron_Walkhouse

    Aaron_Walkhouse The Legendary Axeman Established Member

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