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How the CIA embraced politics and turned disinformation into a weapon.


Brennan is working in a situation where no one is monitoring. There’s no real skepticism, there’s no challenge. This country has lost its cynical edge in situations like this.

Former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman explains how the American intelligence system abandoned its Trumanite roots, and why a new restructuring plan means more intelligence failures and less accountability than ever.

Mel wrote the article The Decline of the CIA for CounterPunch in November, months before the story was reported. Now that’s an intelligence expert!

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Melvin Goodman

Melvin Goodman is former Senior Analyst for the CIA and current Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy.


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