After 9/11, the public trusted the government's reports on its action in the war on terror. Yet whistleblowers before and since have leaked classified data they think the public has a right to know about, pitting a free press and government transparency against national security interests.
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1971: Pentagon Papers Test Limits of a Free Press
The New York Times and The Washington Post publish a top-secret study of the Vietnam War over government objections.
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