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

By Andrew Wilkie

within the 2010 federal election, self reliant candidate Andrew Wilkie grabbed headlines after profitable the seat of Denison, and with it a key function in determining who could shape the following executive of Australia. earlier than he used to be a political candidate, in spite of the fact that, Wilkie was once Australia’s so much talked-about whistleblower.

In March 2003, Wilkie resigned from Australia’s height intelligence organisation in protest over the looming warfare in Iraq. He used to be the one serving intelligence officer from the ‘coalition of the prepared’ – the U.S., the united kingdom and Australia – to take action, and his dramatic stream was once said 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 prepared to probability his profession and attractiveness to inform the reality? What occurred while 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 recommendation. And he deals a unprecedented glimpse into the realm of overseas intelligence and existence as a spook. With a brand-new preface, this can be the attention-grabbing within tale of a guy now set to play a pivotal function in our public life.

‘Impressive’ —Canberra Times

‘A glimpse into the realm of a contemporary secret agent’ —the Age

‘A clear-eyed treatise on how the coalition of the prepared conned the general public approximately its explanations for warfare’ —Sydney Morning Herald

Andrew Wilkie is the writer of Axis of Deceit. He used to be a lieutenant colonel within the Australian Defence strength prior to he joined the workplace of nationwide checks as a senior strategic analyst. After leaving ONA, he gave facts on the respectable British and Australian inquiries into the case for the Iraq battle. He contested John Howard’s seat of Bennelong for the vegetables within the 2004 federal election. In 2010 he stood effectively as an self sustaining for the federal seat of Denison in Tasmania.

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