By Andrew Wilkie
In March 2003, Wilkie resigned from Australia’s top intelligence service provider in protest over the looming warfare in Iraq. He used to be the one serving intelligence officer from the ‘coalition of the keen’ – the U.S., the united kingdom and Australia – to take action, and his dramatic circulate was once suggested through the world.
Wilkie’s act of judgment of right and wrong positioned him on a collision path with the Australian executive. Why was once he keen to danger his occupation and attractiveness to inform the reality? What occurred whilst he made up our minds to take a stand? In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie tells his tale. He exposes how governments skewed, spun and fabricated intelligence suggestion. And he deals a unprecedented glimpse into the area of overseas intelligence and lifestyles as a spook. With a brand-new preface, this can be the interesting inside of tale of a guy now set to play a pivotal position in our public life.
‘Impressive’ —Canberra Times
‘A glimpse into the area of a contemporary secret agent’ —the Age
‘A clear-eyed treatise on how the coalition of the keen conned the general public approximately its factors for warfare’ —Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Wilkie is the writer of Axis of Deceit. He was once a lieutenant colonel within the Australian Defence strength earlier than he joined the workplace of nationwide tests as a senior strategic analyst. After leaving ONA, he gave facts on the professional British and Australian inquiries into the case for the Iraq warfare. He contested John Howard’s seat of Bennelong for the vegetables within the 2004 federal election. In 2010 he stood effectively as an autonomous for the federal seat of Denison in Tasmania.