Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.  A former CIA analyst, Goodman is the author of Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA and National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. and A Whistleblower at the CIA. His most recent books are “American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump” (Opus Publishing, 2019) and “Containing the National Security State” (Opus Publishing, 2021). Goodman is the national security columnist for

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius: Why Do You Want More War?

Bill Clinton’s Role in the Crisis Over Ukraine

Kazakhstan: Militarist’s Newest Case For Confronting Putin’s Russia

Biden and the Tragedy of US Foreign Policy

J. Edgar Hoover’s Legacy: Spying On Democracy

The Mainstream Media Seems to Want More War for the United States

President Biden’s Democracy Summit: An “International Kiss”

The United States Can Solve the Ukraine Crisis

Why There Are So Few Whistleblowers

The Pentagon and the Washington Post: Cold War Brothers-in-Arms

No End to the Washington Post’s War on Whistleblowers

It is Time For General Mark Milley to Step Aside

The New York Times Nominates Bob Gates to Save the Biden Administration

Colin Powell: Willful Victim of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Deceit

CIA Creates a Mission Center to Counter China

The Mounting Confusion of President Biden’s National Security Policy

Dangerous “War Scares” Of 1974, 1983, And 2021: What Needs To Be Done?

The Dangerous Exaggeration of the Threat

Is It Biden’s Turn to be Boxed In?

“Rogue Nations” and “Failed States”: America Doesn’t Know the Difference

Robert M. Gates: Poster Child for Bureaucratic Deceit

Afghanistan: the Miserable Performance Of The Mainstream Media

Ukraine: the Key to Unlocking the Russian-American Stalemate

The Washington Post Won’t Let Go of Afghanistan

The Continuing Horror of CIA’s Torture and Abuse

Holding Onto the Cold War

Bombast in the Black Sea: the Latest British Provocation

Misinformation and Mythology and the Mainstream Media

The Case for Negotiating With Adversaries

The Biden-Putin Summit: A Time of Testing

Loosening the Tie to Israel

Intelligence and Ideology: the Exaggeration of the Threat

The Middle East: America’s Briar Patch

The Politicization of Intelligence, Revisited

The Strategic Importance of Leaving Afghanistan

The Biden Administration and the Chaotic Middle East

Team Biden: Diplomatic and Strategic Failure

Countering the National Security State

When Imagination Failed: Revisiting Intelligence Failures

Biden’s Quandary: Proxy Wars and Endless Wars

Biden’s Possible Strategic Blunder

George Shultz’s Character Study of Robert Gates

George Shultz’s Character Study of Robert Gates

Biden: “Boxed-In” by the Military Establishment?

How to Question William Burns, Biden’s Pick to Head the CIA

China: Enemy Du Jour?  But Why?

9/11 and January 6: the Enormous Cost of intelligence Failure

Bibi and Jonathan Pollard: Two Anti-American Peas in Their Own Pod

Burns at the CIA

A Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Will Widen the Civil-Military Gap