Thursday , April 26 2018
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US and NZ defence get further into bed

Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Rhys Jones and US Pacific Commander, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III have signed an open-dated logistics agreement which will provide significant benefits for both countries. The Treaty-level Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement (ACSA) will continue the interoperability, readiness, and effectiveness of NZ and US …

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Security expert Paul Buchanan – NZ Government ignores Huawei a threat

Security expert, Paul Buchanan, is calling for greater oversight and accountability of New Zealand’s intelligence agencies. Speaking on TV3’s The Nation this weekend, Mr Buchanan said the GCSB’s assurances that Huawei posed no threat to national security was another example of its incompetency. “If you were to ask me a …

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Economic warfare over Huawei

Comment  The United States attack on Chinese telecommunications company Huawei shapes up like a declaration of economic warfare complete with buckets of political rhetoric and China bashing. Cynics might think a presidential election is looming. In just one month, the US has taken China to the World Trade Organisation claiming …

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Fran O’Sullivan: Apec Agenda stays off-course

NZ Herald  The fight against global terrorism has emerged as a major business issue at Apec. The issues are intricate – even at the geo-political level, where presidents and prime ministers from the 21 Asia-Pacific economies of Apec clearly hold sway. But the links between security and trade – added …

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