Melvin Goodman and Daniel Ellsberg: Whistleblower at the CIA
KPFA Radio 94.1FM presents:
MELVIN GOODMAN & DANIEL ELLSBERG
with Dennis J. Bernstein
Whistleblower at the C.I.A
Wednesday, June 21, 7:30 PM
First Presbyterian Church, 2407 Dana, Berkeley
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"Whistleblower at the CIA offers a fascinating glimpse into the secret, behind-the-scenes world of U.S. intelligence. Melvin Goodman's first-person account of the systematic manipulation of intelligence at the CIA underscores why whistleblowing is so important, and why the institutional obstacles to it are so intense. . . . At its core it's an invaluable historical expose, a testimony to integrity and conscience, and a call for the U.S. intelligence community to keep its top leaders in check. Urgent, timely, and deeply recommended. Daniel Ellsberg
What on earth is going on inside all the murky conflict surrounding the C.I.A., the F.B.I., and all the security ops?
Both Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg have asked more whistleblowers to step into the public light and tell their truth. Several brave individuals have responded. By far the most important of them is Melvin Goodman.
Goodman was a Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the National War College for 18 years. He served in the U.S. Army in Greece for three years, and was intelligence adviser to the SALT delegation from 19711972. Currently, Goodman is the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University. He has authored, co-authored, and edited seven books, including National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism (published by City Lights) Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are Putting the World at Risk, and Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA. His articles and op-eds have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Harper's, Foreign Policy, Foreign Service Journal, and The Washington Post.
Daniel Ellsberg spent three years in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1959, he became a strategic analyst at the RAND Corporation, and consultant to the Defense Department and the White House, specializing in problems of the command and control of nuclear weapons, nuclear war plans, and crisis decision-making. On return to the RAND Corporation in 1967, Ellsberg worked on the top secret McNamara study of U.S. Decision-making in Vietnam, 1945-68, which later came to be known as the Pentagon Papers. In 1969, he photocopied the 7,000 page study and gave it to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; in 1971 he gave it to theNew York Times, theWashington Postand 17 other newspapers. His trial was dismissed in 1973 on grounds of governmental misconduct against him, which led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured in the impeachment proceedings against President Nixon.
Ellsberg is the author of three books:Papers on the War(1971),Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers(2002), andRisk, Ambiguity and Decision(2001). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, in Stockholm, Sweden, for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example. He is currently completing The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner.
Dennis J. Bernstein, Dennis J Bernstein is the executive producer of Flashpoints,
syndicated on Pacifica Radio, and is the recipient of a 2015 Pillar Award for his work as a journalist whistleblower. He is most recently the author of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom.
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