Stress testing the US alliance: Whitlam and the secrets of Pine Gap. Part 2

When Marshall Green, a very senior official in the State Department, was appointed as Ambassador to Australia in early 1973, President Nixon’s briefing regarding the relationship with Whitlam was succinct and on point: “Marshall, I can’t stand that cunt”. Green later reflected this was “a strange kind of parting instruction to get from your president”. … Continue reading Stress testing the US alliance: Whitlam and the secrets of Pine Gap. Part 2 Continue reading »