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Inside Pine Gap : The Spy Who Came in from the Desert - David Rosenberg

Inside Pine Gap

The Spy Who Came in from the Desert


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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 locked gates in the middle of the Australian desert. 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 fascinating glimpse inside the top-secret world of military surveillance from a high-tech spy is an international first.

About The Author

The author served as an American representative at the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap in Alice Springs for 18 years (1990-2008). His background is in signals intelligence (primarily weapons-related signals such as radars), electronic warfare and weapons-testing methodologies for various missiles and he has expert knowledge of how intelligence is collected, analysed, processed, and reported. He became an Australian citizen in 2009, moving to Sydney to be with his new family.


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    Preface: Narrowing the Gapp. xvii
    Getting In
    Who Am I?p. 3
    The New Recruitp. 19
    The Missionp. 35
    On the Other Side of the Worldp. 49
    Getting Down to Business
    George Hw Bush (1989-92): Operation Desert Storm; the end of the Cold Warp. 65
    Bill Clinton (1993-2000): Somalia; Russia; Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo; Al-Qaedap. 77
    George W Bush (2001-08): China; Afghanistan and the War on Terror; Iraq; North Koreap. 97
    Career's End/Going Nativep. 119
    Getting Around
    No Town Like Alicep. 129
    Protests and Aliensp. 143
    Getting Out
    The Singer and the Spyp. 153
    Time to Leavep. 159
    Epilogue: Beyond the Agencyp. 167
    Afterwordp. 177
    The Pre-publication Review Board (PRB)p. 185
    fine intelligence communityp. 189
    Offer of employment from the CIAp. 191
    Offer of employment from the NSAp. 193
    Some United States Government employee overseas benefits at Pine Gap (1990-2008)p. 195
    Glossaryp. 199
    Notesp. 203
    Select Bibliographyp. 211
    Acknowledgementsp. 213
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    ISBN: 9781742701738
    ISBN-10: 1742701736
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 216
    Published: 1st June 2011
    Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 15.4 x 23.6  x 1.8
    Weight (kg): 0.35
    Edition Number: 1