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National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780872865891
Author(s): Melvin A. Goodman
Format: Paperback
Year: 2013
Publisher: City Lights Books
Dimensions: 140 x 201 x 25 (w x l x h)
Pages: 461

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Praise for Melvin A. Goodman's "The Failure of Intelligence"


"An important and eye-opening account for policy makers and concerned citizens alike."—"Publishers Weekly," starred review


Upon leaving the White House in 1961, President Eisenhower famously warned Americans about the dangers of a "military industrial complex," and was clearly worried about the destabilizing effects of a national economy based on outsized investments in military spending. Today in 2012, as more and more Americans fall into poverty and the global economy spirals downward, the United States is spending more on the military than ever before. What are the consequences and what can be done?


Melvin A. Goodman, a twenty-four-year veteran of the CIA, brings peerless authority to his argument that US military spending is indeed making Americans poorer and less secure while undermining our political standing in the world. Drawing from his firsthand experience with war planners and intelligence strategists, Goodman offers an insider's critique of the US military economy from President's Eisenhower's farewell warning to Barack Obama's expansion of the military's power. He outlines a much needed vision for how to alter our military policy, practices, and spending in order to better position the United States globally and enhance prosperity and security at home Please click here to ask a question
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