Sunday, November 30, 2008
A former CIA insider is visiting McDaniel College on Monday to discuss the corruption and politicization of U.S. intelligence that led him to resign from the agency in 1990.
Nearly two decades later, the agency’s weaknesses continue to put the country and its citizens at risk, said Melvin Goodman, who served as division chief and senior analyst at the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs from 1966 to 1990.
“[Sept.] 11 shouldn’t have been such a surprise,” said Goodman, calling the 2001 terrorist attacks an intelligence failure.
Goodman’s talk at the college’s ninth annual Resnick Lecture on Monday will relate to a new undergraduate course called “September 11th and Its Aftermath,” which explores why the attacks happened and analyzes the response of the Bush administration, according to political science professor Christianna Leahy, who is teaching the course.
If you go
What: Ninth annual Resnick Lecture
When: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1
Where: McDaniel Lounge at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster
Topic: “The Failure of Intelligence in a World at Risk” by former CIA analyst Melvin Goodman
Read Ms. Kemp’s entire article here: Former CIA insider to speak at McDaniel
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