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Washington Metro Oasis presents: President Biden and the European Alliance

Washington Metro Oasis presents: President Biden and the European Alliance. Des
The European Alliance has been one of the key elements in U.S. national security policy since World War II. But the Trump administration clearly worsened the transatlantic alliance. This lecture will discuss the importance of the alliance and President Biden’s ability to rebuild it.

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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Dangerous “War Scares” Of 1974, 1983, And 2021: What Needs To Be Done?

The United States over the past five decades has had dangerous experiences with “war scares.”  This demands an assessment of options for reducing the possibility of a war scare that could result in an actual war, particularly in the nuclear age.  U.S. and allied military exercises are particularly dangerous because military doctrine, particularly in communist states, argues that military exercises are an effective way of hiding an actual first strike operation.

Is It Biden’s Turn to be Boxed In?

It was known as early as 2006 that additional troops would not make a difference; that the Afghan government would collapse without U.S. support; and that the Afghan government was a criminal syndicate.  In private meetings with Obama, Biden dismissed the intelligence community’s view of the Taliban as nothing more than a “new al Qaeda.” It wrongly predicted that the Taliban would project a “global jihadist ideology.”  The fact that Biden was so right 12 years ago probably explains his stubbornness in standing up to the Pentagon, which was still arguing for a “conditions based withdrawal.”  Biden was not going to allow the Pentagon to pursue its “forever war” any longer.

Containing the National Security State

Containing the National Security State