Pentagon papers to be officially released in June

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6 Responses to “Pentagon papers to be officially released in June”

  1. emmdeeaych says:

    a reminder that classification policy today is often completely untethered from genuine national security concerns.

    there’s a tether…. Some of the people in those papers still draw pensions and had mentored many in government today. That’s quite a tether.

  2. Cocomaan says:

    They didn’t keep them secret because of national security. It’s about controlling the perceived legitimacy of decision makers.

    The last thing you want is people questioning the wisdom of their imperial leaders, which is why Wikileaks upset the Obama admin so much.

    They only released it now because:
    A. Nobody cares.
    B. Anyone that cares is probably dead or too old to care.

  3. Outtacontext says:

    That’s like billing “Leave it to Beaver” as a brand new TV series!

  4. travtastic says:

    Everyone, please put spoilers behind tags. Some people haven’t seen this one yet.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Daniel Ellsberg will be at the Hillside Club in Berkeley tonight.

    Thursday, May 12
    7:30 PM

    TRANSFORMING TERROR:
    Remembering the Soul of the World
    with editors SUSAN GRIFFIN and KARIN LOFTHUS CARRINGTON
    and contributors DANIEL ELLSBERG, GEORGE LAKOFF, JOAN MIURA and HOWARD TEICH

    Berkeley Arts & Letters at the Hillside Club

    $12 general, $6 student, in advance, at Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/170006, online or call 800-838-3006; $15 at the door: 2286 Cedar Street near Arch, Berkeley

  6. Pliny the Elder says:

    The really funny part will be how much is redacted. Imagine having that job: go through thousands of pages of documents, the complete text of which is available online, and black shit out.

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