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 book is “American Carnage: The Wars of Donald Trump” (Opus Publishing), and he is the author of the forthcoming “The Dangerous National Security State” (2020).” Goodman is the national security columnist for counterpunch.org.

US Marine Corps: Semper Fi, But Why?

Living in the World of the Late John Frankenheimer

The Twilight of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

The USA: Global Leader in Election Interference Abroad and Now at Home

Trump’s War on the Post Office and the Census Bureau

Trump’s War On Arms Control and Disarmament

The Department of Homeland Security: the Ideal Authoritarian Tool

Trump’s War on the Environment and Its Inhabitants

Robert Gates’ “Exercise In Power”: A Disingenuous Exercise in Public Relations

Robert M. Gates’ “Exercise Of Power”: More Confessions From a Windsock

Bolton’s Book is Not the “Bomb” as Advertised

The Washington Post and Its Cold War Drums

Afghanistan: What is to be Done?

Foreign Election Interference: Who is to Blame?

De-Militarizing the United States

Trump, Bolton, and Pompeo: Loathsome Peas in a Pod

Donald Trump: Finally Caught Crossing A Red Line

The Madness of Donald

Trump’s War on Democracy

How the Washington Post Accommodates Disinformation

Goodness Gracious, David Ignatius!!

Trump’s War on Arms Control and Disarmament

Trump Administration and the Washington Post: Picking Fights Together

How the New York Times Enhances Trump’s Propaganda

A New John Ratcliffe or the Same Old Story?

The Washington Post’s Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again

Trump Takes His War on Intelligence to a New Level

Trump’s Beijing Problem: Starting a New Cold War

The President and His Mob: the Autopsy of Governance

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Body Politic

The Coronavirus and the Urgent Need to Redefine National Security 

Bolton’s Battle With Government Censorship

The Real John Bolton

The Media and the Military Mindset

Trump’s Latest Debacle: an Incompetent and Deceitful National Security Team

The Incoherence of U.S. Policy in the Middle East

The FBI: Another Worry in the National Security State

Meet Ukraine: America’s Newest “Strategic Ally”

Trump’s War on Whistleblowers

The Central Role of the Whistleblower

James Comey, Whistleblower

The Great Cost and Myth of U.S. Defense Spending

The Last of the Adults on Trump’s National Security Team

The International Spy Museum in DC: Lies, Spies, and Paranoia

The U.S.-Iran Imbroglio: Dangerous Lessons To Be Learned

Trump’s Russian Problem

The Twin Dangers of Exceptionalism and Mindless Bi-Partisanship

Congressional Catering to Netanyahu Must End

The Dangerous Demise of Disarmament

Trump and the Middle East: a Long Record of Personal Failure