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Inside Pine Gap

The Spy Who Came in from the Desert

Inside Pine Gap by David Rosenberg
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In 1966, Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than forty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy. For the first time, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years speaks out to give an insider’s account of what happens behind those lockedgates in the middle of the Australian desert. Author David Rosenberg details his career with an American intelligence agency during a tumultuous period in history that covered the terms of three American Presidents, four Australian Prime Ministers, the end of the Cold War, a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, two wars in Iraq, genocide in Rwanda, as well as the ‘War against Terror’ and the emergence of North Korea as a nuclear-armed nation. This is a fascinating glimpse inside the top-secret world of military surveillance.
Hardie Grant Books; June 2011
256 pages; ISBN 9781742736488
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Title: Inside Pine Gap
Author: David Rosenberg
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The spy who came in from the desert - Sydney Morning Herald
Fri, 24 Jun 2011 07:13:58 -0700
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US military bases in Australia: The role of Pine Gap - World Socialist Web Site
Tue, 28 May 2013 21:36:39 -0700
US military bases in Australia: The role of Pine GapWorld Socialist Web SiteAccording to David Rosenberg, a NSA officer who ...