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U.S. Drops Ban on New Zealand Navy Ships

In a historic visit, United States Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has dropped a ban on New Zealand naval ships entering US ports, saying the shift heralds a "new era" in the New Zealand-US relationship.

However, the impasse over US ships visiting New Zealand remains.

Mr Panetta announced that Washington would drop restrictions on ship visits and remove the requirement to get a waiver before any military talks or exercises.

Source: New Zealand Herald. Read full article. (link)

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  • FreedomKiwi||

    This is not good news. We don't want the US to bully us into it's interventionism. Why does New Zealand even have guys in Afghanistan?