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Reference FCO 82/319
Department/Office Foreign Office
Title Unauthorised release to the press by the US government of UK classified information: publications of Pentagon Papers; prosecution of Ellsberg and Russo (Folder 1) (1973)
Description US agreed to let UK have the volume of the Pentagon Papers covering the events of 1967 in London. Two pages of the Pentagon Papers withheld by the State Department referred to UK concerns have now been supplied. Portions of the Pentagon Papers relate to exchanges between the Governments of the US and UK on Vietnam. Judge Byrne declares a mistrial and dismisses all charges against Ellsberg and Russo. Many classified documents published in the government version of the Pentagon Papers refer to discussions with the UK government, particularly those stemming from the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations, however the number of UK documents printed is small. Credibility gap between the US government and the American people. Henry Cabot Lodge, Averill Harriman, John Mitchell, Elliot Richardon, US District Court Judge W Matthew Byrne, President Johnson, Paul Martin, Mitchell sharp, William Sullivan, General Maxwell Taylor, Victor Moore, Chester Ronning, William Bundy, Dean Rusk, Blair Seaborn, Robert McNamara. Press comparisons between Watergate scandal and Pentagon Papers fiasco. Canadian attempts to mount a Vietnam peace initiative and Ottawa's actions between 1964 and 1966 and the alleged misuse of Canadian envoys by the United States government.
Date 1973
Collection The Nixon Years, 1969-1974
Region North America, Europe
Countries United States, Vietnam, United Kingdom
Places Alaska; Asia; Australia; Britain; Canada; Chequers; China; Europe; France; Geneva; Hanoi; India; Korea; Laos; New Zealand; Norway; Poland; Russia; South East Asia; South Vietnam; Soviet Union; United Kingdom; United States of America; Vietnam; Yugoslavia
People Brezhnev, Leonid; Bundy, McGeorge; Bundy, William; Burchett, Wilfred; Byrne, W Matthew; Colvin; Cromer, 3rd Earl of; Douglas, William O; Ellsberg, Daniel; Green, Marshall; Greenhill, Sir Denis; Hays, Wayne; Ho Chi Minh; Johnson, Lyndon Baines; Kosygin, Alexey; Lodge, Henry Cabot jnr; Martin, Paul; McNamara, Robert S; Moore, Victor; Nguyen Duy Trinh; Nixon, Richard M; Pepin, Jean-Luc; Pham Van Dong; Rogers, William P; Ronning, Chester; Rusk, Dean; Russo, Anthony; Salisbury, Harrison; Seaborn, Blair; Sharp, Mitchell; Stewart, Michael; Sullivan, William; Taylor, Maxwell; Wilson, Harold; Zhou Enlai
Topics Aid; Arms; British Embassy; Communist; Congress; Congressional Relations; Defence; Democratic Party; Department of Defense; Department of State; Domino theory; Draft; Economy; Elections; Environmental Protection Agency; foreign policy; Health; Japanese; Nuclear Weapons; Oil; Pentagon; Pentagon Papers; Plumbers; State Department; Strikes; Supreme Court; The Nine; Trade; troops; Unemployment; United Nations; United Nations National Security Council; Urban Affairs; Vice President; Vietnam War; Watergate; White House
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