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Peace-keeping or Combat? It’s our choice.

24 Oct

The New Zealand Defence Force holds a good international reputation as a well-respected peace-keeping force. We are currently involved in Peace Support Operations in thirteen countries. The most volatile of these are Afghanistan, Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands.

Earlier this month, the latest defence report announced that the Defence Force is priming towards a more combative role for defence forces overseas. The NZ Herald reported that ‘The Capability Plan states that the Army will be “reshaped around a combined arms task group to increase the combat utility, sustainability and potential scale of deployments.”’

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