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Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is an activist and former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers. Ellsberg was charged under the Espionage Act of 1917 along with other charges of theft and conspiracy, carrying a total maximum sentence of 115 years. Due to gross governmental misconduct and illegal evidence gathering, and the defense by Leonard Boudin and Harvard Law School professor Charles Nesson, Judge Byrne dismissed all charges against Ellsberg on May 11, 1973. Ellsberg was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 2006. He is also known for popularizing part of decision theory, the Ellsberg paradox. Early life and career[edit] On his return from South Vietnam, Ellsberg resumed working at RAND. The Pentagon Papers[edit] Related:  Wikipedia

Daniel Ellsberg Daniel Ellsberg Video interview med Daniel Ellsberg i forbindelse med hans besøg i Danmark d. 26-10-2004. (Uredigeret, de første 10 sekunder er sort skærm.) Daniel Ellsberg (født 7. april 1931) er en amerikansk akademiker, der blandt andet blev kendt for at lække fortrolige papirer vedrørende Vietnamkrigen. Ellsberg har en ph.d. i økonomi fra Harvard University.[1] Han blev født i Chicago, Illinois, USA. Daniel Ellsberg lækkede de såkaldte Pentagon Papers fra det amerikanske forsvarsministerium til avisen The New York Times, der publicerede historien i 1971. Ellsberg er fortaler for whistleblowing og har bl.a. udvist støtte til fordel for Frank Grevil.[2] Ellsberg har sammen med Michael Moore dannet en forening, der søger at få den amerikanske soldat Bradley Manning løsladt.

Daniel Ellsberg's Website — Pentagon Papers A CIA map of dissident activities in Indochina published as part of the Pentagon papers The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945–1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were discovered and released by Daniel Ellsberg, and first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times in 1971.[1] A 1996 article in The New York Times said that the Pentagon Papers had demonstrated, among other things, that the Johnson Administration "systematically lied, not only to the public but also to Congress More specifically, the papers revealed that the U.S. had secretly enlarged the scale of the Vietnam War with the bombings of nearby Cambodia and Laos, coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks, none of which were reported in the mainstream media.[3] Contents[edit] U.S.

Pentagon Papers For more background information, please see our Press Release. Larger Version Joint Chiefs of Staff meet at the LBJ Ranch, 12/22/1964 National Archives Identifier 192566 The Pentagon Papers, officially titled "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force", was commissioned by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara in 1967. On the 40th anniversary of the leak to the press, the National Archives, along with the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon Presidential Libraries, has released the complete report. What is unique about this, compared to other versions, is that: The complete Report is now available with no redactions compared to previous releasesThe Report is presented as Leslie Gelb presented it to then Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford on January 15, 1969All the supplemental back-documentation is included. All files in the "Title" column are in PDF format. Due to the large file sizes, we recommend that you save them rather than try to open them directly.

Charles Christian Lauritsen Charles Christian Lauritsen (April 4, 1892 – April 13, 1968) was a Danish-born American physicist.[1] Early life and career[edit] Lauritsen was born in Holstebro, Denmark and studied architecture at the Odense Tekniske Skole, graduating in 1911. In 1926 Lauritsen attended a public lecture by Robert Millikan who, in casual conversation afterwards, invited him to visit Caltech. In 1928 he and Ralph D. In 1937 he invented a radiation detector called the Lauritsen electroscope, widely used as quartz fiber radiation dosimeters. Weapons development[edit] In 1940, more than a year before the U.S. entered World War II, Lauritsen began work on weapons and weapons design. He continued his weapons work in the years following the war, and much of his work was classified. After a lengthy struggle with cancer, he died on April 13, 1968. Awards and honors[edit] References[edit] William A. External links[edit]

Daniel Ellsberg Says He Fears US Might Assassinate W RATIGAN: Do you see direct parallels between what’s developing here and what you went through? ELLSBURG: Yes, there does seem to be an immediate parallel between me and whoever leaked the video on the assault on the 19 or 20 Iraqis. Someone–allegedly, it was Bradley Manning–did feel that that deserved to be out. the “Reuters,” whose newspapermen were killed in the course of that, had been trying to get that through the freedom of information act for two years, as I understand it and had been refused. Let’s say whoever did it, hypothetically, Bradley Manning, showed better judgment in putting it out than the people who kept is secret from the American people and from the Iraqis. RATIGAN: What is your sense of disclosure of information to the American people today, compared to the period of time that you lived through, where there was similar issues with, with the perception of reality of information being withheld from the public? RATIGAN: Phillip, what is your understand of where Mr.

Is Wikileaks Like the Pentagon Papers? | Floyd Abrams With rendition switcher Question: Is the Wikileaks document release protected by the First Amendment? Floyd Abrams: Well, I don’t know of anything in what Wikileaks has published which violates any law. One of my concerns for example, it’s non-legal concern, but one of my concerns is that when you have 92,000 documents that it’s more likely than not that—when all of them are classified by the way, although at a relatively modest level—that there may well be some material which could be genuinely harmful to national security. I find it really disturbing that they really, on the one hand, have this great passion for revelation of secrets which is their raison d'etre, that’s why they exist, that’s what they believe in but I find it disturbing that they don’t really seem to accept the proposition that there are some materials which, if published, can do harm. Question: Is it treason?

Index:Pentagon-Papers-Part IV. A. 5.djvu Index:Pentagon-Papers-Part IV. A. 5.djvu From Wikisource Jump to: navigation, search Retrieved from " Category: Index Not-Proofread Navigation menu Personal tools Namespaces Variants Views More Navigation Tools Download/print Languages Add links This page was last modified on 1 June 2013, at 17:05. Charles Christian Lauritsen Charles Christian Lauritsen (4. april 1892 i Holstebro – 13. april 1968 i Californien) var en dansk-amerikansk fysiker. Lauritsen var udlært tømrer, læste bygningskonstruktion på Odense Tekniske Skole i 1911 og emigrerede i 1916 til USA med hustruen Sigrid Henriksen og sønnen Tommy, først til Florida og senere til Boston hvor han arbejdede som tegner under Første Verdenskrig, hvor han var vidne til melasseulykken i Boston. I 1921 arbejdede Lauritsen med radiokommunikation mellem skib og land, i den amerikanske by Palo Alto. I 1926 påbegyndte Lauritsen et fysikstudie på California Institute of Technology og dimitterede herfra med en Ph.D.; han underviste senere på samme institution og oppebar her et professorat til 1962. I 1940, ca. et år før USA blev involveret i Anden Verdenskrig, begyndte Lauritsen med at deltage i udvikling af våben, fokuseret på raketteknologi. Udmærkelser og æresbevisninger[redigér | redigér wikikode] Eksterne henvisninger og kilder[redigér | redigér wikikode]

Ellsberg paradox The Ellsberg paradox is a paradox in decision theory in which people's choices violate the postulates of subjective expected utility.[1] It is generally taken to be evidence for ambiguity aversion. The paradox was popularized by Daniel Ellsberg, although a version of it was noted considerably earlier by John Maynard Keynes.[2] The basic idea is that people overwhelmingly prefer taking on risk in situations where they know specific odds rather than an alternate risk scenario in which the odds are completely ambiguous—they will always choose a known probability of winning over an unknown probability of winning even if the known probability is low and the unknown probability could be a guarantee of winning. That is, given a choice of risks to take (such as bets), people "prefer the devil they know" rather than assuming a risk where odds are difficult or impossible to calculate.[3] The 1 urn paradox[edit] Utility theory interpretation[edit] Mathematical demonstration[edit] where See also[edit]

Julian Assange profile: Wikileaks founder an uncompromising rebel | Media WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange. Photograph: Linda Nylind for the Guardian Julian Assange is self-consciously an individual. He thinks in his own way, primarily as a physicist, having studied pure maths and physics at university in Australia where he grew up. So, for example, explaining his decision to found Wikileaks, he starts with his interest in the physics of a small release of energy triggering a much larger release; asks what small actions might release energy for "just reform"; identifies the role of information and observes the restriction on the amount of information flowing into the system; and sees Wikileaks as a mechanism "to maximise the flow of information to maximise the amount of action leading to just reform". He also acts in his own way. He reckons he is genetically predisposed to rebel. Assange's whole lifestyle is independent.