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Containing the National Security State represents more than 100 editorials that assess the militarization of U.S. governance and U.S. foreign policy.

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The Wrong Way to Share Intelligence

There is nothing unusual about sharing intelligence, even sensitive intelligence. The United States does regular intelligence sharing with the English-speaking countries, and the United States and UK are particularly generous in the process of sharing. The CIA shares intelligence with key NATO, and conducts semi-annual meetings to share intelligence with Israel and Egypt. But it is most unusual for the president of the United States to take the lead role in sharing intelligence.

The Need for Whistleblowers

Despite the increasingly bizarre and even tyrannical behavior of Donald Trump, the mainstream media are still assuring Americans that our checks and balances are in play, and that the “guardrails” of democracy are in place. Serious pundits are even suggesting that the likelihood of impeachment has become greater and that the 25th amendment of the constitution, which offers protection against presidential disability, could be apt.

City Lights Books June 21st

KPFA and city lights books present “Whistleblower at the C.I.A. ” by Mel Goodman and talking with Daniel Ellsburg, hosted by Dennis Bernstein. Wednesday, June 21st at 7:30pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana, Berkeley, CA.

Appearance On America’s Democrats Podcast

This show features Melvin Goodman on Trump’s dangerous national security ploys. Susie Linfield warns progressives it’s time for a little humility. And Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Brad Woodhouse.