08/03/2012 02:05 pm ET Updated Aug 03, 2012

Gerald Gold Dead: Pentagon Papers Editor Dies at 85

Gerald Gold, an editor for The New York Times who helped supervise the herculean task of combing through a secret 2.5-million-word Defense Department history of the Vietnam War, later known as the Pentagon Papers, to produce articles showing that officials had lied about the war, died on Wednesday at a hospice in Melville, N.Y. He was 85.

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