Dr. Daniel Ellsberg faces a battery of microphones at a news conference in Cambridge on Thursday, July 1, 1971. Ellsberg charged that government secrecy has led to the deaths of 50,000 Americans in Vietnam. (AP Photo)

Top Military Brass Knew In Advance Vietnam War Would Fail, Daniel Ellsberg Reveals

Daniel Ellsberg traveled to Vietnam for the first time in 1961 as part of a task force commissioned by President Kennedy to seek alternatives to nuclear war.