A Scoop About the Pentagon Papers, 50 Years Later

A former Times reporter obtained the answer to a major question involving Neil Sheehan’s source, then had to keep it secret until last week.

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Neil Sheehan Forced an American Reckoning

Working with the reporter who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The Times, I saw firsthand his moral fervor about the people’s right to know the truth.

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Neil Sheehan, Reporter Who Obtained the Pentagon Papers, Dies at 84

His extensive coverage of the Vietnam War also led to the book “A Bright Shining Lie,” which earned him a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize.

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Now It Can Be Told: How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for a four-hour interview, promised that this account would not be published while he was alive.

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How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers

It was a story he had chosen not to tell — until 2015, when he sat for a four-hour interview, promised that this account would not be published while he was alive.

#books-and-literature, #classified-information-and-state-secrets, #deaths-obituaries, #defense-department, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #pentagon-papers, #politics-and-government, #sheehan-neil

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