"We're Going to Publish" was a lengthy set of oral interviews with those who had played a key role in the release of The Pentagon Papers (officially titled, by the government, as "Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force").
Andrew J. Bacevich, a veteran of the Vietnam War, a retired Army colonel, and an emeritus professor at Boston University, stated: "To read the Pentagon Papers, as I have been doing recently, is to be struck by how oblivious senior officials were to the dubious assumptions permeating their deliberations." Bacevich, in other words, was happy that both the public and government officials had an opportunity, because of the release of The Pentagon Papers, to learn what was actually going on - and to learn some much-needed lessons, as well.
Gabriel Schoenfeld took the contrary position. Schoenfeld is author of Necessary Secrets: National Security, the Media, and the Rule of Law. He argued that "Leaking the Pentagon Papers Was an Assault on Democracy."