Appearances

Nation Magazine DC Discussion Group Speaker

On Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 3-5:30 PM at the Cleveland Park Public Library, the Nation Magazine Discussion Group in DC held a discussion of “US militarism”, where I was one of two very knowledgeable “resource persons” invited to the discussion.

GOP Candidates Trump, Cruz Follow ISIS Script By Stoking Hate and Fear Against Muslims

Interview with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, conducted by Scott Harris, executive producer of Between The Lines Originally Posted March 30, 2016 on Between the Lines’ nationally syndicated show. The Between The Lines’ Links below are an editied portion of Mel’s interview as well as the full length interview on the Between…

KPFA Radio Event Speaker

Featured Speaker For a KPFA Radio Event on April 14, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
Melvin Goodman “Whistleblower At The C.I.A.”

The Florida Veterans for Common Sense present Mel Goodman

Recoreded on Saturday, February 27th in Sarasota, FL at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center The Florida Veterans for Common Sense present Mel Goodman at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center, located at 525 Kumquat Court in Sarasota, Florida. Homepage

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The Pentagon and the Washington Post: Cold War Brothers-in-Arms

Caveat Emptor.  There is no better way to exaggerate perceptions of the threat than to rely on the worst-case assumptions of the Department of Defense.  Since the creation of the department in the National Security Act of 1947 we have been inundated with the Pentagon’s distortions: the non-existent “bomber gap” in the 1950s; the “missile gap” in the 1960s; and the so-called “intentions gap” of the 1980s, which argued that the Soviet Union believed that it could fight and even win a nuclear war.

No End to the Washington Post’s War on Whistleblowers

Investigative reporters of the Washington Post often have their exposes because of whistleblowers. Watergate and Deep Throat is the enduring example. In his excellent new book, “Midnight in Washington,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) documents the necessity of whistleblowers to the Congress, particularly the congressional intelligence committees. As Schiff states, without whistleblowers the congress “would be almost completely reliant on the intelligence agencies to self report any problems.”

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State