The Resource Whistleblower at the CIA : an insider's account of the politics of intelligence, Melvin A. Goodman, (electronic resource)

Whistleblower at the CIA : an insider's account of the politics of intelligence, Melvin A. Goodman, (electronic resource)

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Whistleblower at the CIA : an insider's account of the politics of intelligence
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Whistleblower at the CIA
Title remainder
an insider's account of the politics of intelligence
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Melvin A. Goodman
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Whistleblower at the Central Intelligence Agency
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eng
Summary
  • ""Mel Goodman has spent the last few decades telling us what's gone wrong with American intelligence and the American military. he is also telling us how to save ourselves."--Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker "Whistleblower at the CIA offers a fascinating glimpse into the secret, behind-the-scenes world of U.S. intelligence. Melvin A. 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 "In this fascinating and candid account of his years as a senior CIA analyst, Mel Goodman shows how the worst enemies of high quality intelligence can come from our own midst, and how the politicization of intelligence estimates can cause more damage to American security than its professed enemies. Whistleblower at the CIA is a must-read for anyone interested in the intricate web of intelligence-policymaking relations."--Uri Bar-Joseph, author of The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel Melvin Goodman's long career as a respected intelligence analyst at the CIA, specializing in US/Soviet relations, ended abruptly. In 1990, after twenty-four years of service, Goodman resigned when he could no longer tolerate the corruption he witnessed at the highest levels of the Agency. In 1991 he went public, blowing the whistle on top-level officials and leading the opposition against the appointment of Robert Gates as CIA director. In the widely covered Senate hearings, Goodman charged that Gates and others had subverted "the process and the ethics of intelligence" by deliberately misinforming the White House about major world events and covert operations. In this breathtaking expose, Goodman tells the whole story. Retracing his career with the Central Intelligence Agency, he presents a rare insider's account of the inner workings of America's intelligence community, and the corruption, intimidation, and misinformation that lead to disastrous foreign interventions. An invaluable and historic look into one of the most secretive and influential agencies of US government--and a wake-up call for the need to reform its practices. Melvin A. Goodman served as a senior analyst and Division Chief at the CIA from 1966 to 1990. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Harper's, and many others. He is author of six books on US intelligence and international security"--
  • "The revealing story of a man with a conscience working at the CIA (1966-1990) during the height of the Cold War between Washington and Moscow, Mel Goodman settles old scores as he offers first-hand accounts of the inner workings of the CIA and how high-level officials compromise national security by pressuring those below them to support their career-advancing political agendas"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goodman, Melvin A.
Dewey number
  • 327.12730092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
JK468.I6
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Goodman, Melvin A.
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Intelligence service
  • Whistle blowing
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
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Whistleblower at the CIA : an insider's account of the politics of intelligence, Melvin A. Goodman, (electronic resource)
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9780872867314
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2017000887
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(OCoLC)968246507
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Whistleblower at the CIA : an insider's account of the politics of intelligence, Melvin A. Goodman, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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9780872867314
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2017000887
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computer
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