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Friendly Fire [electronic resource]: Nuclear Politics and the Collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987

Gerald Hensley
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2013.
Language
English
ISBN
9781869407414 (paperback)
Summary
"In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government's anti-nuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After three years of ship visits denied, angry meetings, fraught diplomacy and press conferences, the stand-off led to the unravelling of the ANZUS military alliance, established in 1951. Based on previously classified government records in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom, interviews with key protagonists from throughout the world, and the author's own involvement in events, 'Friendly fire' tells the inside story of the dramatic confrontation. We hear what Bob Hawke and George Schultz really thought of David Lange; we see the internal machinations within the Labour Party as Geoffrey Palmer wrestled with what to do about the USS Buchanan's proposed visit while David Lange was stuck in the middle of the Pacific on an old boat; and we see the complex play of cultural loyalties, strategic objectives, and personal relationships that led from policy differences to confrontation to collapse"--Publisher's information.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: One. New Zealand Adrift
  • Two. The Government Changes
  • Three. Growing Concerns
  • Four. The Search for a Solution
  • Five. Access Denied
  • Six. The Aftershocks
  • Seven. The Excommunication
  • Eight. The Oxford Union Debate
  • Nine. The Palmer Mission
  • Ten. The British Step In
  • Eleven. We Part Company
  • Twelve. The End of the Argument.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (page 308) and index.
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