Author and Former reporter for the New York Times known for leaking and writing about the Pentagon Papers in 1971. He went on to win a Pulitzer in 1989.
He served in the US Army after he obtained his Bachelor's from Harvard University in 1958.
He received a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for his 1989 book A Bright Shining Lie, which is about the Vietnam War.
His wife Susan Sheehan was also a fellow Pulitzer Prize winner.
He obtained the classified Pentagon Papers from Daniel Ellsberg.