The Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA –
Melvin Goodman, Center for International Policy
Thursday, May 31, 2018 (Lunch)
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch served; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q&A
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
President Harry Truman created the CIA in 1947 to collect and analyze intelligence, and not to conduct “cloak and dagger” operations. By 1963, Truman said that he “wouldn’t have created the CIA if I knew then what I know now.” Melvin Goodman, a former CIA intelligence analyst, will discuss the operational and analytical successes and failures of the CIA over the past 70 years, and will describe what went wrong and how to fix it. Special attention will be given to the politicization of Intelligence in recent years, the dangerous challenge of the Trump administration and the absurd confirmation of Gina Haspel.
The following book will be available for purchase and signing:
Whistleblower at the CIA: An Insider’s Account of the Politics of Intelligence by Melvin Goodman
PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.