whistleblower book tour

No.87 in the GREAT MIND SERIES, Santa Monica, CA

An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence
By Melvin A. Goodman

Book Discussion at City Lights Bookstore

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Bookstore! 7:00pm Book discussion

KPFA Radio and City Light Presents: Whistleblower at the C.I.A.

KPFA and City Lights Books present “Whistleblower at the C.I.A. “by Mel Goodman and talking with Daniel Ellsburg, hosted by Dennis Bernstein. Advance Tickets $12 Purchase in advance at brownpapertickets.com, Pegasus Books (3 locations), Books Inc. (Berkeley), Moe’s, Mrs Dalloway’s, Diesel a Bookstore, Walden Pond Bookstore Ticket $15 at door This is a KFPA benefit…

Gaithersburg Book Festival

This event will be in the James A. Michener Pavilion and be recorded by C-Span Live. For more info contact Carolyn Crosby at ccrosby@gaithersburgmd.gov and 301.258.6350

Recent News and Latest Book

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.