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Axis of deceit / Andrew Wilkie.

By: Wilkie, Andrew.
Contributor(s): Australia. Office of National Assessments.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Black Inc. Agenda series: Publisher: Melbourne : Black Inc. Agenda, c2004Description: 200 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0975076922.Subject(s): Wilkie, Andrew | Australia. Office of National Assessments | Iraq War, 2003 -- Causes | Whistle blowing -- Australia | Intelligence officers -- Australia -- Biography | Intelligence service -- Australia | Iraq War, 2003 -- Personal narratives, Australian | Iraq War, 2003- | Intelligence service | Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, Australian | Iraq War, 2003- -- Causes | Australia -- Politics and government | Australia -- Politics and government -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 956.7044
Contents:
Taking a stand -- Life on the inside -- The world of intelligence -- An unnecessary war -- The big lie -- Blame game -- Public disservice -- Intelligence failures -- Silencing dissent.
Review: "In March 2003, Andrew Wilkie resigned from Australia's senior intelligence agency, ONA, in protest over the looming Iraq war. He was the only serving intelligence officer from the Coalition of the Willing - the US, the UK and Australia - to do so. The dramatic move was reported throughout the world." "In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie examines how the case for war was made in Washington, London and Canberra. With unique insight, he explains how the three governments routinely skewed, spun and fabricated the relevant intelligence. He warns of further crises, as more and more is demanded of Western intelligence agencies at the same time as increasing politicisation undermines their work. He also offers a rare glimpse into the world of international intelligence and life as a "spook"."--BOOK JACKET.
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"The story of the intelligence offier who risked all to tell the truth about WMD amd Iraq"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-196) and index.

Taking a stand -- Life on the inside -- The world of intelligence -- An unnecessary war -- The big lie -- Blame game -- Public disservice -- Intelligence failures -- Silencing dissent.

"In March 2003, Andrew Wilkie resigned from Australia's senior intelligence agency, ONA, in protest over the looming Iraq war. He was the only serving intelligence officer from the Coalition of the Willing - the US, the UK and Australia - to do so. The dramatic move was reported throughout the world." "In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie examines how the case for war was made in Washington, London and Canberra. With unique insight, he explains how the three governments routinely skewed, spun and fabricated the relevant intelligence. He warns of further crises, as more and more is demanded of Western intelligence agencies at the same time as increasing politicisation undermines their work. He also offers a rare glimpse into the world of international intelligence and life as a "spook"."--BOOK JACKET.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Prologue (p. 1)
  • Taking a Stand (p. 7)
  • Life on the Inside (p. 28)
  • The World of Intelligence (p. 48)
  • An Unnecessary War (p. 61)
  • The Big Lie (p. 75)
  • Blame Game (p. 103)
  • Public Disservice (p. 129)
  • Intelligence Failures (p. 150)
  • Silencing Dissent (p. 167)