Australia: Many Questions, Few Answers

Did the CIA help topple a Labor government?

The deed was done so swiftly and so unexpectedly that rumors still linger in Australia about what really happened. From the day in November 1975 when Governor-General Sir John Kerr sacked Prime Minister Gough Whitlam of the leftist Labor Party and replaced him with Opposition Leader Malcolm Fraser of the Liberal Party, allegations have surfaced that the CIA had a hand in Whitlam's fall. In an article entitled "Dateline Australia: America's Foreign Watergate?" published this week in the quarterly magazine Foreign Policy, University of...

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