Marshall Green

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Person.png Marshall Green  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(deep state actor, diplomat, spook)
Marshall Green.jpg
Holyoke, Massachusetts
Died1998-06-06 (Age 82)
Cause of death
Heart attack
Alma materGroton School, Yale University
US coup master

Employment.png United States Ambassador to Indonesia

In office
June 4, 1965 - March 26, 1969
Appointed byLyndon B. Johnson
Coupmaster who played a central role in the 1965 Indonesia coup

Marshall Green was, writes John Pilger "an imperious, very senior and sinister figure in the US State Department who worked in the shadows of the US deep state". He was known as “the coupmaster”[1] and had ties to deep politicians in the US deep state including Theodore Shackley.[1]



US Ambassador to Indonesia

US President Lyndon B. Johnson nominated Green as United States Ambassador to Indonesia on June 4, 1965. Marshall Green played a central role in the 1965 Indonesia coup against President Sukarno.[1] According to Mark Aarons, he is "seen as one of the principal officials involved in encouraging the slaughter."[2][3] Green was Ambassador to Indonesia until March 26, 1969; during his four years in Indonesia, he practiced what he called "low-profile diplomacy".

US Ambassador to Australia

Marshall Green was made US Ambassador to Australia in 1973[When?]. One of his first speeches in Australia was to the Australian Institute of Directors, which was described by an alarmed member of the audience as “an incitement to the country’s business leaders to rise against the government”.[1]


John Pilger writes that "On 10 November, 1975, he was shown a top secret telex message sent by ASIO in Washington. This was later sourced to Theodore Shackley, head of the CIA’s East Asia Division and one of the most notorious figures spawned by the Agency."[1]


Event Participated in

Australia/1975 coup d'état15 October 197511 November 1975Australia
A UK/US deep state-backed covert "constitutional coup" to remove Gough Whitlam whom they saw as a loose cannon.


  1. a b c d e Document:Australia - The Forgotten Coup
  2. David A. Blumenthal and Timothy L. H. McCormack (2007). The Legacy of Nuremberg: Civilising Influence or Institutionalised Vengeance? (International Humanitarian Law). Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. ISBN 9004156917 pp. 80–81.
  3. Pilger, John, A Secret Country, Vintage Books, London, 1992, ISBN 9780099152316, pp. 139, 203, 218, 235, 246, 251.