Buy Your Ticket now for Mel Goodman’s talk Friday, November 1, 2019 in Sarasota
(Sponsored by FLVCS)
American Carnage : The Wars of Donald Trump
Mel will discuss national security topics dealing with diplomacy, intelligence, and war vs. peace.
Mel is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington D.C. and an adjunct professor of International relations at Johns Hopkins University. He served as a senior analyst and division chief at the CIA from 1966 to 1990. An expert on U.S. relations with Russia, his work has appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper’s and many others. Mel has written nine books on U.S. intelligence and international security. His most recent book is American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump.
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Meet Our New “Secretary Of State”…Nancy Pelosi
In any event, Pelosi’s travel to the world’s worst trouble spots creates significant confusion regarding official U.S. policies and politics. In flexing the flabby diplomatic muscles of the U.S. Congress, Pelosi is engaging the international community without any obvious coordination with the White House or the Department of State. The notion that anyone from the House of Representatives could have an impact on U.S. foreign policy or diplomacy is particularly ludicrous. Unfortunately, her trips seemingly amount to a last hurrah.
The Dangerous Civilian-Military Chasm In America
One of the greatest weaknesses of presidential leadership over the past 60 years has been the lack of presidential experience in the military and the inability to control the military. Several weeks before his seminal Farewell Address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower told his senior advisers in the White House, “God help this country when someone sits in this chair who doesn’t know the military as well as I do.” His successors have been deferential to the military and too many of them have used military force to bolster their credentials. This has been a major factor in the expanded power of the military establishment.