Intelligence expert's recent talk here to be aired on MPR at noon today

Intelligence expert’s recent talk here to be aired on MPR at noon today

Minnesota Public Radio today will broadcast a talk on “The CIA’s Abuse of Intelligence Ethics” that was given at the University of St. Thomas Monday, March 5, by intelligence expert and author Mel Goodman.

The conversation can be heard at noon today, March 13, on MPR’s “Midday” program. In the Twin Cities, the news station is at 91.1 FM.

Midday programs also can be heard via the Internet. Information is available at

Goodman’s talk was sponsored by St. Thomas’ Justice and Peace Studies Program in collaboration with the History Department and Political Science Department.

Goodman is a senior fellow and director of the National Security Program at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins University.

He is former chairman of the International Relations Department at the National War College, and from 1966 to 1990 was division chief and a senior analyst at the CIA’s Office of Soviet Affairs. Before that he was a senior analyst at the State Department’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and an intelligence adviser to the strategic arms limitation talks in Vienna and Washington, D.C.

Goodman’s latest books are the 2004 Lessons of the Cold War and the 2007 The Decline and Fall of the CIA. In the last two months he was featured on PBS’s "Frontline" and in the New York Times.