WYPR: Midday Today Show Interview
Today on Midday, it’s Midday on Foreign Affairs.
We begin with a perspective on what was achieved during last week’s summit in Geneva between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
You are invited to a Zoom Book Party
We are inviting you to join us for an exciting and interesting evening zoom party with Mel to discuss his book and answer any questions you may have. As many of you know, Mel Goodman has a new, recently published book out entitled Containing the National Security State. Find out all the details …
The Politicization of Intelligence Work, Biden, Trump’s Carnage, and More with Mel Goodman
We delve into Goodman’s history in intelligence work and his views on what has gone wrong with how the National Security State has operated in the past few decades. We also discuss the dumbing down of America, U.S.-China relations, Michael Scheuer of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, the idea of the “deep state”, defense spending, the civil-military gap, and much, much more.
Recent News and Latest Book
The Washington Post Gratuitously and Wrongly Trashes Jimmy Carter
Last week, the Post published a bizarre and outrageous editorial on Kissinger’s legacy that weakly concluded that his legacy “was still up for debate.” But planted in the middle of the mealy editorial was an unusual criticism of the foreign policy of President Carter, which was gratuitous and wrong-headed.
Kissinger: “The World’s Most Dangerous Man”
After the New York Times begn publishing “The Pentagon Papers” on June 13, 1971, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger told President Richard M. Nixon that Daniel Ellsberg was “the most dangerous man in America and that he must be stopped at all costs.” Nixon was not inclined to seek legal action against Ellsberg and the Times, but Kissinger convinced the president to do so. Kissinger was never tarred with the crimes of Watergate, but his obsession with Ellsberg contributed to the worst aspects of Watergate.