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Daniel Ellsberg - The Interview Burns & Novick Missed in "The Vietnam War" Series

An 18 minute video presentation for the October 21, 2017, "From Protest to Resistance” conference organized by the Vietnam Peace Commemoration Committee in Washington, DC.

In this interview, Daniel Ellsberg critiques the PBS Vietnam War series, notes how draft resisters inspired him to release the Pentagon Papers, discusses what he was doing at the Pentagon 50 years ago, reveals how Defense Secretary McNamara had secretly proposed ending the war in the Fall of 1967, confirms the peace movement’s essential role in shortening the war, and discusses current parallels to the war in Afghanistan.


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