Andrew Wilkie served in the Australian Defence Force from 1980 until 2000' achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. During 1999 - 2000 he was seconded from the ADF to Australias senior intelligence agency' the Office of National Assessments' as a Senior Strategic Analyst. Wilkie worked on a range of issues including Kosovo' terrorism' WMD and border protection. He returned to ONA after 9/11 as the Senior Trans - National Issues Analyst. In recent months Andrew Wilkie has undertaken speaking and media engagements in the US' UK and Australia. He was also called upon to give evidence at the official UK and Australian inquiries into the case for war.