Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern talks about the bombs being used in Vietnam at a $250-a-person fundraising dinner in Los Angeles on Sept. 27, 1972.
October 22, 2012 The opposition to the Vietnam War was young, unconventional, countercultural and suspicious of government. McGovern himself was none of these things. At the time of his presidential nomination in 1972, the two-term Democratic senator was a decorated World War II veteran who had spent most of his adult life in politics.
June 4, 2012 In Hanoi, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta returned a North Vietnamese soldier's diary. Vietnam's defense minister gave Panetta an American Army sergeant's letters. The exchange marks another milestone in the countries' relations.
July 1, 1971: After getting the green light from the Supreme Court, The New York Times resumes publication of its series of articles based on the secret Pentagon Papers.
June 13, 2011 Though nearly all of what's in the famous papers has been known for decades, they were still classified. Now, experts say, reading them in full and in proper context will help us better understand how U.S. policy toward Vietnam evolved.
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