The Base

Product Number: EB00750726
Released: Mar 01, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781460711347
Publisher: ABC Books
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Description

The top-secret US spy centre in the heart of Australia and its role in international 21st century warfare 'Australia faces a choice - in a darkening world of never-ending wars, competition for resources, a looming climate catastrophe, and pervasive all-seeing surveillance - to be part of the problem or part of the answer.' Since the US military base Pine Gap was established on Australian soil in 1966, it has been highly controversial, in great part because Australians have never been told what goes on there. Now, The Base uncovers the secret role of Pine Gap, the top-secret US spy centre right in the heart of central Australia. Written in a pacy, hard-hitting style by investigative journalist and 4-Corners producer Peter Cronau, The Base is packed with gripping stories and hair-raising revelations. This important book provides a glimpse into 21st century warfare and surveillance-lethal drones, massive data collection and analysis, military satellites, the weaponisation of space, including space satellite bombs-and how Australia's sovereignty is severely compromised by Pine Gap's role in US warfare and spying.

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Author(s): Peter Cronau
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2020

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