Heroes and Patriots Show: June 19th, 2017
John Sakowicz interviews Melvin Goodman, on KMEC Radio. Discussing Goodman’s book, A Whistleblower at the CIA.
Goodman was a CIA analyst for 24 years and is now director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy. He is a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Goodman is the author of Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA and National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. His latest book is titled A Whistleblower at the CIA.
Here in the Bay Area, Goodman and Daniel Ellsberg will appear together on Wednesday, June 21, at 7:30 pm, Pacific Time, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana, Berkeley, CA.
Goodman and Ellsberg will also appear together on June 22 at 7pm at City Lights Bookstore at 261 Columbus Avenue in San Francisco,
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