In this startling new book, the shadowy world of security bureaus zooms into full focus. SECRET POWER exposes, in remarkable detail, the secret working of New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau, and its part in a US-run global network of intelligence gathering.

The book reveals how the demands of this international network are put ahead of New Zealand's own political and economic interests: Geared to serve an alliance with the US, the spies of New Zealand/s agencies, for example failed to warn of the Rainbow Warrior bombing. Through the top secret US ECHELON Dictionary system, run with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, they routinely sift the world's telephone, email, and telex communications. SECRET POWER provides compelling arguments for dismantling this vast monitor-in-the-sky.

"An astonishing number of people have told [Nicky Hager] things that I, as Prime Minister in charge of the intelligence services, was never told...It is an outrage that I and other ministers were told so little."
--David Lange, Prime Minister of New Zealand 1984-89

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