CIA Whistleblower Talk Sponsored by FLVCS
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
(525 Kumquat Court)
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Tickets: $15 adv/$20 door Chef Richard’s Kumquat Kitchen will be open.
Melvin A. Goodman was a soviet analyst at the CIA and Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Athens for 3 years, and was intelligence advisor to the SALT delegation in 1971-1972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and adjunct professor of government at John Hopkins University. He authored, co-authored and edited seven books including National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism; Gorbachev’s Retreat: The Third World; The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze; The Phantom Defense: America’s Pursuit of the Star Wars Illusion and Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconsevatives are Putting the World at Risk.
Recent News and Latest Book
Breaking the Addiction to Secrets and Secrecy
There is no question that the government must protect its sources and methods in the collection of intelligence. Regarding substance, however, I believe that, with the exception of details on weapons systems as well as on sensitive negotiations, there are few legitimate secrets and almost none that must remain classified for more than ten years at most. The secrecy that surrounded the Iran-Contra affair probably saved the Reagan presidency over the short term, but greater transparency would have prevented Iran-Contra from ever getting off the ground in the first place.
Harvard’s Kennedy School: Key Part Of The Military-Industrial Complex
Harvard’s Kennedy School’s denial of a fellowship to Kenneth Roth, the former head of Human Rights Watch, because of his criticism of Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza is only the latest example of the corporate role played by Harvard’s most prestigious think tank on public policy. Roth, who has spent the last three decades at HRW defending human rights around the world, was offered a senior fellowship at the School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. It was quickly withdrawn.