whistleblower book tour

Sykesville, MD: “A Likely Story Bookstore”

Sunday, November 12th, 4pm Sykesville, MD: “A Likely Story Bookstore” http://www.sykesvillebooks.com/ “Former CIA analyst, Mel Goodman will be joining us to discuss his new book Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insiders account of the Politics of Intelligence.” ph: 410-795-1718 Contact: Debbie Scheller debbie@sykesvillebooks.com A Likely Story Bookstore is located at 7566 Main St., Sykesville, MD  21784

Washington, DC: National Press Club’s 40th Annual Book Fair

Friday, November 10th Washington, DC: National Press Club’s 40th Annual Book Fair The National Press Club is located at 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20045. www.press.org/bookfair Bookseller is Politics and Prose “Location: Ballroom The Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 40th year! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once…

Bethesda, MD: Live and Learn

Thursday, November 9th, 10:30am – Noon Live and Learn www.liveandlearnbethesda.org 4805 Edgemoor Lane Bethesda, MD  20814 For more info: 301-740-6150 or email: mike@liveandlearnbethesda.org

Whistleblower at the CIA: Booktalk and signing w/ Melvin Goodman

Hosted by East City Bookshop and City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Join us for a book talk and signing with Melvin Goodman, former CIA division chief and US-Soviet relations expert. Our events typically start at 6:30 and end at 8, when the store closes. Our format…

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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.