Secret Power: New Zealand’s Role in the International Spy Network by Nicky Hagger newly listed for sale on the fantastic BookLovers of Bath web site!Craig Potton, 1996, Paperback.
Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Diagrams; Plans;
From the cover: Few New Zealanders have heard of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).
Even fewer know what the GCSB does. In fact, the GCSB is New Zealands largest and most secret intelligence agency, using state-of-the-art electronics to spy on countries throughout the Pacific, including friends, neighbours and trading partners.
In this startling new book, the shadowy world of the GCSB is broken open for the first time. SECRET POWER exposes, in remarkable detail, the secret workings of this organisation and the global network of which it is part, and reveals how the demands of this international intelligence network are put ahead of New Zealands own political and economic interests. Geared to serve an alliance with the United States, New Zealands spies, for example, failed to warn of the Rainbow Warrior bombing, and proved useless during the Fiji coup. SECRET POWER provides compelling arguments for strengthening New Zealands independence by leaving that alliance.
299 pages. Index. 9½” x 6″.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I tempt with you something from here?