What Did We Learn from Libya?
Melvin A. Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, discusses the lessons of the Libya crisis to be learned from Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state, and how Bernie Sanders has approached the issue as a presidential candidate. Libya, Goodman explains, “was a major failure and a major disaster for U.S. foreign…
Surreal News Show – Discussing Whistleblowers
Feb. 26, 2016 Steve Norris MD Interviews Mel on his forthcoming book, “Whistleblower At The C.I.A.” Surreal News Show on WSLR 96.5 LP FM Sarasota FL & WBPV 100.1 LP FM Bradenton FL
Tell Somebody – Kansas City community radio
Melvin A. Goodman was my guest on the January 7, 2016 edition of Tell Somebody. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy where he was a colleague of the late Robert White, former US ambassador to El Salvador, and was a CIA analyst and colleague of Ray McGovern. He is the…
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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.”