The public can access the “Pentagon Papers”, a US government report into the war in Vietnam on the internet or at the Richard Nixon presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.

The 7,000-page report entitled "United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defence," were published in full on June 13, 40 years after parts of the document were leaked.

Excerpts of the papers were published on the front page of the New York Times in 1971, created a major scandal and were deemed instrumental in the decision by then-president Lyndon Johnson not to stand for re-election.

The Times received the document from Daniel Ellsberg, at the time a military analyst employed by the Pentagon./.