[SIGCIS-Members] 5 Eyes

Bo An bo.an at yale.edu
Fri Apr 23 18:13:23 PDT 2021

Dear Brian Carpenter,

I'm not sure about the Five Eyes, but the reports on the ECHELON project
might be useful. See for example


On Sat, Apr 24, 2021 at 1:53 AM Brian E Carpenter <
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> Is anyone here aware of a study of the history of the "Five Eyes" signals
> intelligance sharing agreement? As there is currently some kind of effort
> to turn it into a political or diplomatic pseudo-alliance, its history is
> of some interest.
> As far as I know it originated quite late in World War II, well after
> Pearl Harbour, and the first formal agreement was the UKUSA agreement in
> 1946. Already in 1944, there was a data link from the UK via Canada to the
> USA, and there was a plan for a link via Honolulu to Melbourne, Australia.
> There was a New Zealand representative at the Australian sigint centre in
> Melbourne. At that time, Australia, Canada and NZ were very much trated as
> subservient to the UK (they were technically still Domains, not 100%
> independent) so the formal agreement was only between the UK and the USA.
> How all this evolved during and after the Cold War is unclear to me. Any
> pointers?
> Regards
>    Brian Carpenter
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