“The Doomsday Machine”: Confessions of Daniel Ellsberg, Former Nuclear War Planner


Amy Goodman | Democracy NOW! - TRANSCEND Media Service

As we remember Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, who died in June, we look at how he was also a lifelong anti-nuclear activist, stemming from his time working as a nuclear planner for the U.S. government. In December 2017, he joined us to discuss his memoir, The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.This was an actual war plan for how we would use the existing weapons,” he noted, “many of which I had seen already that time.”

Daniel Ellsberg was a former US military analyst who in 1971 leaked the Pentagon Papers, which revealed how the US public had been misled about the Vietnam War. He passed away on 16 Jun 2023. RIP

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