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 »

CounterPunch Digital Magazine Volume 23 no 1

By Melvin A. Goodman

Mar-30-2016 |

In this Issue: Inside the CIA: Melvin Goodman recounts his battles with William Casey and Robert Gates... Read More »

Don’t Get Fooled Again: Pentagon Waste and Congressional Oversight

By William D. Hartung

Feb-10-2016 | Report

As Congress reviews the budget for the Pentagon and related programs for FY 2017, it should take action to prevent the rampant waste that has characterized the department’s operations in recent years. This report demonstrates that the Pentagon has a long way to go in rooting out waste and imposing basic budget discipline. Before the Department of Defense receives billions in additional taxpayer dollars, Congress should make sure that it has a plan to more efficiently spend the resources it is already receiving. The 27 examples in this report document over $33 billion in Pentagon waste. Many of the cases have only entered the public discussion recently, while some represent problems that have persisted for years... Read More »

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

By William D. Hartung

May-25-2016 | Article

William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, shines a bright light into the darkest corners of the Pentagon’s shady spending and accounting practices... Read More »

How to Disappear Money, Pentagon-Style

By William D. Hartung

May-24-2016 | Article

TomDispatch regular Bill Hartung reveals another kind of Pentagon effort to obscure and obfuscate involving another kind of highly creative accounting: think slush funds, secret programs, dodgy bookkeeping, and the type of financial malfeasance that could only be carried out by an institution that is, by its very nature, too big to fail (inside the Beltway if not on the battlefield)... Read More »

Corruption in Military Aid Undermines Global Security

By William D. Hartung

May-12-2016 | Article

This week the government of the United Kingdom is hosting a conference of leaders in business, government, and civil society aimed at tackling the urgent problem of global corruption. The conference’s stated goals are ambitious: to “expose corruption so there is nowhere to hide,” “punish the perpetrators and support those affected by corruption,” and “drive out the culture of corruption wherever it exists.”... Read More »

Time to Choose Opening Night

May-23-16 | Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema

June 3rd, 2016 7:30 pm Landmark Theatres E Street Cinema 555 11th Street NW Entrance on E Street between 10th & 11th NW Q&A to follow ... Read More »

Ralph Nader Presents Breaking Through Power

May-10-16 | Constitution Hall in Washington, DC

Matt Hoh and William Hartung speak at a historic gathering of public interest organizers, advocates, experts and concerned citizens. May 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC... Read More »

MELVIN GOODMAN Whistleblower at the C.I.A. Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert

Apr-14-16 | Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

Advance tickets: $12 brownpapertickets.com T: 800-838-3006 or Books, Inc, Pegasus, Moe’s, Walden Pond Bookstore, Diesel a Bookstore, Mrs. Dalloway’s S.F. – Modern Times. $15 door... Read More »

CIP in the Press
  • Episode 42

    Laura Carlsen interviewed

    Counterpunch Radio, 05-23-16

    This week Eric welcomes back to the program Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, to discuss the ongoing disappearances of activists in Mexico, the reassertion of US hegemony in Latin America, and how militarization and free trade are the cornerstones of US imperial power in the region. Eric and Laura begin with an analysis of the recent kidnappings of Mexican activists and the frightening similarities with the infamous Ayotzinapa disappearances of 2014. The conversation then shifts to Central America and Honduras, and the role of Hillary Clinton and the US in that country. Eric and Laura also discuss how the Trans-Pacific Partnership and privatization are at the heart of much of the negative developments in the Americas, and how this drive is connected to geopolitical and strategic considerations. All this and much more in this wide-ranging conversation...Read More »

  • A Military Budget for a New World

    William D. Hartung

    The New York Times, 05-13-16

    Your editorial makes an essential point: The Pentagon has more than enough funding, if only it would spend its resources more wisely. In addition to trimming the F-35, scaling back the administration’s $1 trillion nuclear weapons modernization plan, and cutting excess military bases, the Pentagon should dramatically reduce its use of private contractors....Read More »

  • The U.S. peanut donations to Haiti don’t look good

    Matt Balitsaris

    The Washington Post, 05-04-16

    Regarding the May 2 letter, “U.S. peanuts save lives in Haiti”: The peanut dump is more about unloading surplus U.S. peanuts than bolstering food security in Haiti...Read More »