The Five Eyes and the Mahuta Doctrine

The Five Eyes and the Mahuta Doctrine
Five Eyes intelligence collected by NZ helped Britain win the 1982 Falklands War.
Pattrick Smellie
The first time I became aware of the Five Eyes international eavesdropping network was on the way home on the Karori bus on a winter’s evening in 1996.In perhaps the most New Zealand-y ‘dead-drop’ of all time, I sat next to a friend of the activist and investigative journalist Nicky Hager who quite spontaneously asked if I’d like to read the galley proof of a book Hager was about to publish.It would lift the lid on a spying network with global reach that had existed since just after the Second World War, she said.This al...

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