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Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap
  

Project RAINFALL: The secret history of Pine Gap (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

By Gilling, Tom

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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 ca...lled 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 janitors 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.
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ISBN 9780369328571
Released NZ 2 Nov 2019
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
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ISBN-13 9780369328571
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint ReadHowYouWant
Released 2 Nov 2019
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition]
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition [Dyslexic Edition]
Author(s) By Gilling, Tom
Category Australasian & Pacific History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Australian
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
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NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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