Military Spending: Making the US Less Secure?

04/10/13 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up we’ll talk about the military budget with a 24 year veteran of the CIA who will be speaking in Sarasota tomorrow.

Mel Goodman was a Soviet analyst for the CIA and state department for 24 years. He is an Army veteran and was a professor at the National War College. He’s written a new book in which he says that the US spends far more on the military than necessary. And that the projection of US military power abroad can actually hurt American security. He says that as we have a debate about the federal deficit we should look closely at Pentagon spending.

He’ll be speaking tomorrow night in Sarasota. His new book is called NATIONAL INSECURITY. I spoke with Mel Goodman yesterday and asked him whether he thinks the American public understands the actual size of the military budget.

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Mel Goodman’s latest book is NATIONAL INSECURITY: The Cost of American Militarism (City Lights).

Florida Veterans for Common is sponsoring his talk tomorrow.
Talk info: Where: Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court When: Thursday, April 11, 7pm Tickets: $10 adv/$15 door. Tickets may be purchased via paypal, or by check payable to FLVCS, %Treasurer, Jim Dirmann, 100 Wallace Ave., Suite 240, Sarasota, FL 34237 or call 941-349-5131

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