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dc.contributor.authorTanter, R
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T04:53:59Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T04:53:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-02
dc.identifier.citationTanter, R. (2019). Hiding from the light: The establishment of the Joint Australia-United States Relay Ground Station at Pine Gap. Nautilus.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/252883
dc.description.abstractThe author discusses recently released Australian cabinet papers dealing with a decision in September 1997 to allow the establishment of a Joint Australia-United States Relay Ground Station at Pine Gap to support two United States early warning satellite systems in place of its predecessor, the Joint Space Communications Facility at Nurrungar. The cabinet papers give a picture, albeit one muddied by censorship, of the Howard government’s consideration of ‘a U.S. request to continue Australian involvement in a U.S. space technological system to provide the U.S. with not only early warning of missile attack as a basis of nuclear deterrence, but also the capacity to target a retaliatory nuclear strike in the most effective way as part of a nuclear war-fighting capability. There is little evidence in these documents that senior ministers and their advisors considered these matters with any seriousness.’
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherNautilus
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.titleHiding from the light: The establishment of the Joint Australia-United States Relay Ground Station at Pine Gap
dc.typeReport
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Social and Political Sciences
melbourne.source.titleHiding from the light: The establishment of the Joint Australia-United States Relay Ground Station at Pine Gap, NAPSNet Special Report, Nautilus Institute, 2 November 2019
melbourne.source.pages1-22
melbourne.elementsid1482970
pubs.commissioning-bodyNautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability
melbourne.openaccess.urlhttps://nautilus.org/napsnet/napsnet-policy-forum/hiding-from-the-light-the-establishment-of-the-joint-australia-united-states-relay-ground-station-at-pine-gap/?view=pdf
melbourne.openaccess.statusPublished version
melbourne.contributor.authorTanter, Richard
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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