whistleblower book tour

Montclair, NJ: Watchung Booksellers

Thursday, December 7th, 7pm Montclair, NJ: Watchung Booksellers 54 Fairfield Street, Watchung Plaza, Montclair, NJ 07042 ph: 973-744-7177 Contact: Margot Sage-EL margot@watchungbooksellers.com

Woman’s National Democratic Club

Download The Flyer Here TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only. President Harry Truman created the CIA in 1947 to collect and analyze intelligence, and not to conduct “cloak and dagger” operations. By 1963, Truman…

Miami Book Fair

  Sat Nov 18, 1:30pm Miami Book Fair In Room 8203, Mel Goodman discusses his new book Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence and Daniel Golden on Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America’s Universities

St Louis, MO: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival

Thursday, November 16th,  7pm St Louis, MO: St. Louis Jewish Book Festival https://jccstl.com/arts-ideas/st-louis-jewish-book-festival/festival-events-schedule/ Event held at the Staenberg Family Complex. Tickets: $18

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A Costly and Prolonged Cold War Now Seems a Certainty

No one knows how the war in Ukraine will end, but there is one post-war certainty: there will be a prolonged and costly Cold War between the United States and Russia.  In an interview with David Ignatius of the Washington Post, who has been doing the bidding of the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency for several decades, Secretary of State Antony Blinken emphasized the importance of a “long-term goal of deterrence.”  Ignatius took this to mean that the Biden administration will make sure that Russia “should not be able to rest, regroup and reattack.”

Commentary: This former CIA analyst has something to say about the classified documents crisis — and it’s likely not what you think

The former involved Trump’s intentionally keeping large amounts of classified material at Mar-a-Lago; the latter led to small amounts of intelligence at Biden’s former office and his home, as well as in Pence’s home. Since I held high-level security clearances for more than four decades while in the Army, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State and Department of Defense, I have something to offer on the issue of secrets and secrecy.