Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP
Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP
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United States considered nuclear strike on China over Taiwan in 1958, classified documents reveal

  • The US also assumed that the Soviet Union would aid China and retaliate with nuclear weapons, according to the documents
  • Former military analyst Daniel Ellsberg is famous for his 1971 leak to US media of a top-secret Pentagon study on the Vietnam war known as the Pentagon Papers

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Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP
Daniel Ellsberg speaks to reporters outside the Federal Building in Los Angeles, US in 1973 as his co-defendant, Anthony Russo, right, listens. Photo: AP
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