Daniel Ellsberg on Nuclear War Planning & Policy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced the acquisition of the papers of Daniel Ellsberg, which will become part of the special… read more

The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced the acquisition of the papers of Daniel Ellsberg, which will become part of the special collections library. In an event marking the acquisition, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg talked about his career and the problem of nuclear weapons, which he says has coincided with his 88 years of life. Mr. Ellsberg’s most recent book, “The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner” details his pre-Pentagon Papers work as a strategic analyst for the RAND corporation, Pentagon, and White House specializing in nuclear war decision making issues. He also discussed the role of whistleblowers in the 21st century. close

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Daniel Ellsberg on Nuclear War Planning & Policy

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Program ID:
465524-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Dec 16, 2019 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Dec 16, 2019 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 3