[Marxism] Eleven Possibilities for the Pentagon Papers' "11 Words"

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 13 11:48:02 MDT 2011

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 2:50 PM, National Security Archive
<archive at gwu.edu>wrote:

> National Security Archive Update, July 12, 2011
> For more information contact:
> John Prados - 202/994-7000
> http://www.nsarchive.org
> Washington, D.C., July 12, 2011 - What were the 11 words the government
> didn't want you to see?
> The aspect of the June 13 release of the full Pentagon Papers that has
> received the most attention is perhaps the U.S. Government's attempt to keep
> under wraps 11 words on one page that had in fact been in the public domain
> since the government edition of the Papers was published by the House Armed
> Services Committee (HASC) in 1972. At the eleventh hour the censors, after
> intervention by National Archives and Presidential Library staff, abandoned
> that idea and left the words in the text, thus avoiding drawing attention to
> them. Still, speculation has been rife about what the "11 Words" were.
> Classification authorities were quite right--from the standpoint of
> protecting secrecy--to leave the text as it stands. This makes it impossible
> to know what bit of the Pentagon Papers was at issue, and with the 11 Words
> embedded in more than 7,000 pages of text, identifying them precisely poses
> a huge challenge. Because the 11 Words were originally declassified long
> ago, there is nothing to highlight them, and the mass of the text makes it
> difficult just to review the material. Only speculation is feasible.
> In keeping with the numerical motif, the National Security Archive today
> offers 11 possibilities for the identity of the 11 Words. Check out the
> complete posting on the Archive's web site.
> http://www.nsarchive.org
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