Expose a nation's treachery...to protect it as a matter of national security? It's the dilemma facing Daniel Ellsberg (James Spader) when he stumbles across The Pentagon Papers. Based on a true story, this compelling film traces the story of Ellsberg, an ambitious, Harvard-educated ex-Marine assigned to a top position at the Pentagon. As an analyst assigned to monitor the information coming out of Vietnam, Ellsberg is shocked to discover a 7,000-page, top-secret report that reveals the true extent of America's clandestine involvement in the conflict. And his decision to expose the stunning truth behind the government's active participation will either label him as a national hero...or a seditious renegade, intent on damaging the nation's security and best interests.