The Politicization of Intelligence Work, Biden, Trump’s Carnage, and More with Mel Goodman

Parallax View w/ J.G. Michael

In this edition of Parallax Views, former National Security insider Melvin Goodman, who has worked for the CIA, the State Department, and the Department of Defense’s National War College, joins us to discuss the problem of the politicization of intelligence work in the U.S. and President Joe Biden’s picks for the CIA (William Burns, a career diplomat) and Secretary of Defense (Retired General and Raytheon official Lloyd Austin, who some analysts, including Goodman, will widen the civil-military gap). We delve into Goodman’s history in intelligence work and his views on what has gone wrong with how the National Security State has operated in the past few decades. We also discuss the dumbing down of America, U.S.-China relations, Michael Scheuer of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, the idea of the “deep state”, defense spending, the civil-military gap, and much, much more.

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