Axis of Deceit: The Extraordinary Story of an Australian by Andrew Wilkie

By Andrew Wilkie

within the 2010 federal election, self sustaining candidate Andrew Wilkie grabbed headlines after successful the seat of Denison, and with it a key function in finding out who could shape the following govt of Australia. earlier than he used to be a political candidate, even if, Wilkie was once Australia’s such a lot talked-about whistleblower.

In March 2003, Wilkie resigned from Australia’s top intelligence corporation in protest over the looming warfare in Iraq. He was once the single serving intelligence officer from the ‘coalition of the keen’ – the USA, the united kingdom and Australia – to take action, and his dramatic stream used to be stated in the course of the world.

Wilkie’s act of judgment of right and wrong positioned him on a collision direction with the Australian govt. Why used to be he keen to hazard his occupation and attractiveness to inform the reality? What occurred whilst he determined to take a stand? In Axis of Deceit, Wilkie tells his tale. He exposes how governments skewed, spun and fabricated intelligence suggestion. And he bargains a unprecedented glimpse into the area of foreign intelligence and lifestyles as a spook. With a brand-new preface, this can be the interesting within tale of a guy now set to play a pivotal function in our public life.

‘Impressive’ —Canberra Times

‘A glimpse into the area of a contemporary undercover agent’ —the Age

‘A clear-eyed treatise on how the coalition of the keen conned the general public approximately its causes for conflict’ —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 checks as a senior strategic analyst. After leaving ONA, he gave facts on the legit British and Australian inquiries into the case for the Iraq struggle. He contested John Howard’s seat of Bennelong for the vegetables within the 2004 federal election. In 2010 he stood effectively as an self sufficient for the federal seat of Denison in Tasmania.

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