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The Resource Project Rainfall : the secret history of Pine Gap, Tom Gilling

Project Rainfall : the secret history of Pine Gap, Tom Gilling

Label
Project Rainfall : the secret history of Pine Gap
Title
Project Rainfall
Title remainder
the secret history of Pine Gap
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gilling
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pine Gap is a top secret American spy base on Australian soil, but how much do we really know about it? At the height of the Cold War the chief of one of Australia's spy agencies joined three CIA men at a remote site in Central Australia to toast the success of a top secret project known in US intelligence circles as RAINFALL. The CIA listening station at Pine Gap was officially called the Joint Defence Space Research Facility, but it had nothing to do with research and was joint in name only: Australians were hired as cooks and cleaners but the first spies were all American. The job of the satellites controlled from Pine Gap was to eavesdrop on Soviet missile tests. While government ministers denied that Australia was a nuclear target, bureaucrats in Canberra secretly planned for Armageddon in the suburbs of Alice Springs. No longer just a listening station, Pine Gap has metamorphosed into a key weapon in the Pentagon's war on terror, with Australians in frontline roles. Drawing on declassified documents in Australian and US archives, Tom Gilling's explosive new book tells, for the first time, the uncensored story of Australia's most secret place
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10796830
Cataloging source
VHEI
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1961-
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Gilling, Tom
Dewey number
355.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Military surveillance
  • Military bases, American
  • Military bases, American
  • Military surveillance
  • Intelligence services
  • Cold War
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Pine Gap (N.T.)
  • Joint Defence Space Research Facility (Pine Gap, N.T.)
Target audience
adult
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the history of Pine Gap
Label
Project Rainfall : the secret history of Pine Gap, Tom Gilling
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066007427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781760528430
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072875
Label
Project Rainfall : the secret history of Pine Gap, Tom Gilling
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066007427
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 306 pages
Isbn
9781760528430
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104072875

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