David Rosengerg: “Pine Gap”
November 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
The Inside Story of the NSA in Australia In 1966 Australia and the US signed a treaty that allowed the establishment of a jointly run satellite tracking station, just south of Alice Springs. For more than fifty years it has operated in a shroud of secrecy and been the target of much public and political controversy. David Rosenberg, a US high-tech spy who worked at Pine Gap for 18 years, was the first to speak out to give an insider’s account of what happened behind those locked gates, in the middle of the Australian desert. Our speaker details his career with an American intelligence agency during the tumultuous period in history that covered the terms of three American Presidents, four Australian Prime Ministers, the end of the Cold War, a peace treaty between Israel and Jordan, two wars in Iraq, genocide in Rwanda, as well as the “War Against Terror” and the emergence of North Korea as a nuclear-armed nation. Our monthly talks are held at the City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street, Concord at 1:30 for 2:00 pm start. They are open to everyone who would like to attend. Entry is free but donations are always welcome. See poster for full details, and please feel free to forward it on to anyone you think might be interested. Everyone welcome. You are invited to join us after the talk for light refreshments and a chance to chat with the speaker and with our members.