Monday, June 13, 2011

Ellsberg's article in UK's Guardian website

The UK's Guardian has published an article by Daniel Ellsberg entitled "Why the Pentagon Papers matter now."  In the ninth paragraph, there is a reference to McNaughton and a link to this blog.  Here is a link to the article.

I am struggling with Blogger's mechanism to respond to comments, so I offer the following in response to Alexandra today:   Alexandra -- I think that it is fair to say that McNaughton is relatively unknown here in the US too, although serious historians studying JFK/LBJ and Vietnam War would be aware of him at least to some extent. My purpose in writing this blog is to provide insight about McNaughton's life and influences in the hope that his story might shed additional light on the larger story of how the people in Washington at the time individually and collectively managed affairs.  Maybe next time around, someone will read of McNaughton’s dilemmas and approach difficult choices with a little more wisdom.  I am working on additional copy, and hope to have time to finish it and get it posted in the foreseeable future. Thanks for your interest.