Australia: Pine Gap ‘on standby’ as tensions rise between the US and North Korea

IMG_0111IF Kim Jong-un is planning to launch a missile at Australia or US interests there’s one strategic intelligence facility that should know all about it. And it’s right in the centre of our own country. The secretive Pine Gap spy base has a vast array of signals intelligence capabilities and you can bet it will be monitoring Kim Jong-un’s every word. Run by both Australia and the United States, the Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap is located about 20km from Alice Springs. The remote site is considered strategically vital by both the US and Australian governments and it is used to collect a wide range of signals intelligence as well as providing information on early warning of ballistic missile launches. The flat landscape away from any city ensures the secretive site has a lack of interference…..Read More