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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 Gap||p. xvii|
|Who Am I?||p. 3|
|The New Recruit||p. 19|
|The Mission||p. 35|
|On the Other Side of the World||p. 49|
|Getting Down to Business|
|George Hw Bush (1989-92): Operation Desert Storm; the end of the Cold War||p. 65|
|Bill Clinton (1993-2000): Somalia; Russia; Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo; Al-Qaeda||p. 77|
|George W Bush (2001-08): China; Afghanistan and the War on Terror; Iraq; North Korea||p. 97|
|Career's End/Going Native||p. 119|
|No Town Like Alice||p. 129|
|Protests and Aliens||p. 143|
|The Singer and the Spy||p. 153|
|Time to Leave||p. 159|
|Epilogue: Beyond the Agency||p. 167|
|The Pre-publication Review Board (PRB)||p. 185|
|fine intelligence community||p. 189|
|Offer of employment from the CIA||p. 191|
|Offer of employment from the NSA||p. 193|
|Some United States Government employee overseas benefits at Pine Gap (1990-2008)||p. 195|
|Select Bibliography||p. 211|
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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