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Peace & Justice Weds., Dec. 18 at 9am: Mel Goodman!

Written by on Monday, December 16, 2019

This coming Wednesday, December 18, our guest will be Mel Goodman. We’ll talk about whistleblowers, national security surveillance of American citizens, and the Ukraine. We’ll also discuss his new book American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump. The book identifies efforts to politicize the military and intelligence communities; the efforts to undermine and degrade essential departments and agencies; and the attacks on science and regulation. The final chapter suggests what is needed to be done to reverse the damage and correct the political process.

Melvin Allan “Mel” Goodman is a national security and intelligence expert. He has worked as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the State Department, taught at the National War College and Johns Hopkins University, and is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.

Mel Goodman’s career in intelligence began in the U.S. Army where he worked as cryptographer. He then worked as an analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency, from 1966 to 1974. He transferred to the Bureau of Intelligence and Research in 1974, where he spent the next two years working as a senior analyst. He returned to the Central Intelligence Agency in 1976, and served as the division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs until leaving in 1986.

He also served as an intelligence adviser to the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.

He went on to teach at the National War College as a professor of international security, from 1986 through 2004. He is currently an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, and a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy.