Title: The Pentagon Papers
Author: Neil Sheehan
Sheehan, Neil (1971), Hendrick Smith, E.W. Kenworthy, and Fox Butterfield. The Pentagon Papers: As Published By The New York Times, Based On Investigative Reporting By Neil Sheehan. New York: Bantam Books
- Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
- United States–Foreign relations–Vietnam.
- Vietnam–Foreign relations–United States.
- Vietnam–Politics and government–1945-1975.
Date Updated: January 6, 2016
This is the definitive edition of the Pentagon Papers as published by the New York Times in the issues of June 13, 14, and 15, 1971—interrupted by a temporary restraining order and 15 days of litigation, culminating in the Supreme Court decision of June 30—and concluded in the issues of July 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. To provide a comprehensive archive for libraries, universities and private citizens, additional background materials have been provided relating to the writing of the Papers, their place in the history of American policy since 1945, and the constitutional issues raised by their publication in the Times.
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
The original “revelations” by the editors of the New York Times, who broke the story, contains a number of assessments of intelligence estimates as well as an interpretive account of military and related covert operations.
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., pp. 56-57