The Nation: What Actually Leaked to Whom

In his Watergate statement last week, President Nixon blamed leaks for most of the security countermeasures that led to the present crisis. What information was actually leaked, and how important was it? The most celebrated case was that of the Pentagon papers of 1971, which embarrassed the Government by recounting the long series of deceptions through which the U.S. became involved in Viet Nam, but which disclosed no important secrets. The other three main incidents:

CAMBODIAN BOMBING. William Beecher, a Washington correspondent for the New York Times (now an official at the Pentagon), reported...

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