埃尔斯伯格于1931年出生于伊利诺伊州芝加哥，并在密歇根州底特律长大。他已婚并住在加利福尼亚州的肯辛顿。他和他的妻子有三个成年子女。 “那就好像一把斧头劈开了我的脑袋，我的心碎了。但真正发生的事情是我的生活已经分裂成两半。“ – 埃尔斯伯格听到一位即将被判入狱的越南战争抵抗者的讲话以及他决定泄露绝密的五角大楼文件。 “这是一个沉重的负担。我与其他一千个拥有这种访问权限的人分享。” – 埃尔斯伯格相信，如果他早点泄露信息，国会就不会支持扩大美国参与越南战争。 “如果我或其他一些官员在我们的宣誓就职时也有同样的高级别信息采取行动 – 这不是誓言要服从总统，也不是保守他违反自己的宣誓义务的秘密但只是宣誓“支持和捍卫美国的宪法” – 可能完全避免了可怕的战争。但是为了达到这个效果，我们需要在文件发布之前披露这些文件。升级 – 不是在作出重大承诺之后的五年，七年，甚至两年。“ – 埃尔斯伯格相信，如果他早点泄露信息，国会就不会支持扩大美国参与越南战争。 “没有年轻人因为非暴力抗议草案而入狱，那些我在去监狱途中遇到的男人，没有五角大楼文件。我不会想到只是做一些让自己入狱的事情。我的生活，正如我所想的那样。“ – 埃尔斯伯格决定因泄漏五角大楼文件而冒险入狱。 “从阅读五角大楼文件中汲取教训，了解随后的所有内容，或者在此后的几年中已经出现，是这样的。对于五角大楼，国务院，白宫，中央情报局（以及英国和其他国家的同行）那些与我有相似机会的北约国家，并预见到我们在中东战争中的灾难性升级，我会说：不要犯错误。不要做我做的事情。不要等到新的战争已经开始在伊朗，直到在阿富汗，巴基斯坦，利比亚，伊拉克或也门发生了更多的炸弹爆炸。在你去报社和国会通过文件揭示真相之前，不要等到数千人死亡。谎言或罪行或成本和危险的内部预测。不要等待40年才能解密，或者像我为你或其他人泄漏的那样等待7年。“ – 埃尔斯贝格关于举报人对民主的重要性。
Elsberg was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931 and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He is married and lives in Kensington, California. He and his wife have three adult children. “That’s like an axe opened my head, my heart is broken. But what really happened is that my life has split into two.” – Elsberg heard that one is about to be sentenced The speech of the Vietnamese war resistance of the prison and his decision to disclose the top secret Pentagon documents. “This is a heavy burden. I share it with the other thousand people who have this kind of access.” – Elsberg believes that if he leaks information early, Congress will not support the expansion of US participation in the Vietnam War. “If I or some other official has the same high level of information to take action when we are sworn in – this is not a vow to obey the president, nor is it to keep the secret of his breach of his oath of obligation, but only swears “to support and defend the US Constitution.” – It is possible to completely avoid the terrible war. But in order to achieve this effect, we need to disclose these documents before the document is released. Upgrade – not five years, seven years or even two years after making a major commitment.” – Els Berg believes that if he leaks information early, Congress will not support the expansion of US participation in the Vietnam War. “No young people are jailed for non-violent protest drafts. The men I met on the way to prison did not have Pentagon documents. I wouldn’t think of just doing something to get myself in prison. My life, as I think That way.” – Elsberg decided to venture into jail for leaking Pentagon documents. “Learn from reading the Pentagon documents, learn everything that follows, or have emerged in the next few years. This is the case for the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House, the CIA (and counterparts in the UK and other countries). I have similar opportunities for NATO countries and foresee our catastrophic escalation in the Middle East war. I will say: Don’t make mistakes. Don’t do what I do. Don’t wait until the new war has begun in Iran until Afghanistan. More bomb explosions have occurred in Pakistan, Libya, Iraq or Yemen. Don’t wait for thousands of deaths before you go to the newspaper and Congress to reveal the truth. Lies or crimes or internal predictions of costs and dangers. Don’t wait 40 years Declassify, or wait 7 years as I have leaked for you or others.” – Elsberg’s importance to reporting on democracy.