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Which identifies the impact of the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War?
The American public became more united in the face of Communist threats and military enlistment increased.
Funds and resources for the military were reduced, leading to the US defeat in the war.
Public distrust of the government increased and led to the passage of the War Powers Act.
Congress sought to restrain protest speech against the war by passing the Alien and Sedition Acts.
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  1. Nope. We were lied to before the Papers came out. How do you think we felt. Read below:
    The Pentagon Papers, officially titled Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force, is a United States Department of Defense history of the United States' political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967. The papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, who had worked on the study; they were first brought to the attention of the public on the front page of The New York Times in 1971. 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 scope of its actions in 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.

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  2. okay that helps so C right?

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  3. Yes. Sue gave two incorrect answers today. This one and one concerning the Indochina war so I suggest you double check answers you are given from anyone. I knew the answer because I just finished reading a book on the Vietnam war 1945-75. The Vietnam war caused a major change in this country in that citizens began to question their leaders. That continues today. "Don't trust anyone over 30." was a famous expression form the 1960s.

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  4. Lee's right....nerd.

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  5. c. Public distrust of the government increased and led to the passage of the War Powers Act.

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