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Henry 'Harry' Rowen, Rand leader at time of Pentagon Papers, dies at 90

Henry 'Harry' Rowen, Rand leader at time of Pentagon Papers, dies at 90

Economist and security expert Henry "Harry" Rowen was president of the Rand think tank when it produced the Pentagon Papers, an incendiary study of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.

"I'm one of the people who said we should really get a record of this thing which has turned out so badly," he told the author of a 2010 history, "Rand in Southeast Asia."

The comprehensive study was top secret. But in 1971, Rowen's close friend and protege Daniel Ellsberg leaked it to the New York Times. After publication of portions...

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