Past Event

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Tue, Jan 22 2013 - 6:00pm

National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism

Melvin Goodman, Author, National Insecurity; former Soviet Analyst at the CIA and U.S. State Department

Post-election, everyone is focusing on how to create a robust economy. Twenty-four-year CIA veteran Goodman argues that American military spending makes us poorer and less secure while undermining our global political standing. Drawing on his first-hand experience with war planners and intelligence strategists, Goodman offers an insider's critique of the U.S. military economy from President Eisenhower's farewell warning to President Obama's military expansion. He outlines a vision for how to alter our military policy, practices and spending to better position the U.S. globally and enhance prosperity and security at home.

MLF: International Relations
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Sy Yuan
Also know: in association with City Lights Publishers