Pentagon Papers whistleblower Ellsberg says he has terminal cancer

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New York (AFP) – Daniel Ellsberg, the whistleblower who leaked the “Pentagon Papers” about the Vietnam War, has said doctors have given him around six months to live after diagnosing him with pancreatic cancer. The former military analyst’s release of thousands of documents to US media in 1971 revealed that successive United States administrations had lied to the public about the war. The leak changed public perceptions of the conflict and was recounted in the 2017 Hollywood thriller¬†“The Post,” which detailed the nail-biting behind-the-scenes story of the publication of the papers by the Wash…

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