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

How the Iraq War Destabilized the Entire Middle East

The Myth of American Exceptionalism

Reality of North Korean Missiles vs. the Mythology of Missile Defense

The Six Day War and Israeli Lies: What I Saw at the CIA

The Washington Post’s Renewed Attack on Whistlblowers

The Wrong Way to Share Intelligence

The Need for Whistleblowers

The Disappearance of Bipartisanship on the Intelligence Committees

Trump’s New Era of Militarism and Mendacity

“Wag the Dog,” Revisited

Flynn, Russia and the World of Conspiracy Thinking

Trump vs. the CIA

Return of the Torturers: Back to the Crime Scenes of the Past

“Mad Dog” Mattis Just Another Pussycat

David Ignatius, the CIA’s Apologist-in-Chief

Trump at the CIA: the Orwellian World of Alternative Facts

America’s Russian Problem

The Dark Side of Obama’s Legacy

The Foreign Policy Establishment Strikes Back at Obama

More Lies From Spies: the Tall Tales of Robert Gates

The CIA’s Double Standard

Did the CIA Really Get a “Bum Rap” on Torture?

Benjamin Netanyahu: the Anti-American Obstructionist

Robert White vs. the Death Squads

Lies, Spies and More Lies

The CIA’s Disgrace

The CIA’s Operation Deception

The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Its Man

The Decline of the CIA

The Dumbing Down of National Security Policy

Why Leon Panetta’s Memoir is a Fraud

Who is Watching the CIA?

Israel’s Carte Blanche for War Crimes in Gaza

Gaza and the Warsaw Ghetto

Obama and the CIA

The Legacy of Shevardnadze

Why CIA Director John Brennan Must Resign

The Making of a New Cold War

The Congressman Who Exposed Covert Crimes

Robert Gates’ Self-Serving and Duplicitous Memoir

Robert Gates’ Narcissistic Notions of "Duty"

The October War of 1973, Reconsidered

The Use and Misuse of Intelligence in Going to War

America’s Strange "Russian Problem"

One More Defeat for US Military Policy

Obama’s Informants

The National Security State and the Whistleblower

The Real Benghazi Scandal

How to Stop Nuclear Proliferation

Blowback and the Cycle of Violence