US Foreign Military Training Reached Record Highs in 2015

By Security Assistance Monitor

May-03-2017 | Report

Washington, DC – The number of US foreign military trainees increased substantially in FY 2015, growing from 56,346 in FY 2014 to 79,865 in FY 2015, according to a new Security Assistance Monitor (SAM) report released today on trends in US foreign military training. The report, which is based on an analysis of the US “Foreign Military Training” report released earlier this year, marks the highest number of US military trainees in any year since FY 2006... Read More »

The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm

By William D. Hartung

Apr-12-2017 | Report

The Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs and the Center for International Policy released a report today on the proposed Trump military budget in historical, strategic, and budgetary perspective. The report entitled, The Military Budget and the Costs of War: The Coming Trump Storm, reveals the full costs of U.S. spending on national security-related functions and demonstrates that much of that money is being misspent due to special interest lobbying and a distorted view of what will make America and its allies safer... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA

By Melvin A. Goodman

Feb-01-2017 | Book

Mel Goodman will be lecturing at the University of North Carolina on October 3rd and at Yale University on October 17th. His book "Whistleblower at the CIA" will be published February 2017 and is posted on Amazon.com for advance sale. See more at melvingoodman.com.... Read More »

Trump’s Budget Puts Lives at Risk

By William D. Hartung

May-23-2017 |

One of Donald Trump's most consistent refrains is his pledge to keep America safe by building up our military. Toward that end, his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 calls for a $54 billion increase in Pentagon and related spending, to be offset by corresponding cuts in diplomacy and domestic programs... Read More »

There’s Less than Meets the Eye in Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

By William D. Hartung

May-22-2017 |

Donald J. Trump may be unpredictable, but there is one common theme that runs throughout his presidency: a penchant for exaggerating his achievements... Read More »

US pressure on Saudis can help promote peace in Yemen

By William D. Hartung

May-20-2017 |

On the way to this week’s visit to Saudi Arabia, Secretary of Defense James Mattis was asked what the Trump administration would do to bolster its ally in the war in Yemen... Read More »

Melvin Goodman: Whistleblower at the CIA Book Release

Jun-21-17 | JUNE 21, 2017 @ 7:30 PM FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2407 DANA, BERKELEY

Melvin Goodman release his newest book "Whistleblower at the CIA" in a sit-down with Daniel Ellsberg. The event will be hosted by Dennis Bernstein. ... Read More »

Whistleblower at the CIA Reception and Book Signing

May-31-17 | Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 4:30-6:00pm 2000 M Street NW Washington, DC 20036 Basement Conference Center... Read More »

Mel Goodman Presentation on "America's Russian Problem: A New Chapter"

Apr-27-17 | April 27th at 11:30 pm at 1526 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 (The historic Whittemore House)

Mel Goodman will appear on a lunchtime panel presentation discussing US-Russian relations as part of the “US Role in a Changing World” monthly series at the Woman’s National Democratic Club. ... Read More »