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The Resource Friendly fire : nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, Gerald Hensley

Friendly fire : nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, Gerald Hensley

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Friendly fire : nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987
Title
Friendly fire
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nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987
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Gerald Hensley
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Nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987
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eng
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
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In 1984, the newly elected Labour Government's antinuclear policy collided with a United States foreign policy based on nuclear deterrence. After two years of angry meetings, fraught diplomacy, and free-wheeling press conferences, this outbreak of "friendly fire" led to the unraveling of the Australia, New Zealand, United States Security Treaty (ANZUS) military alliance, established in 1951. Based on previously classified government files in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom as well as interviews with key protagonists and the author's own involvement in events, this account tells the inside story of this dramatic confrontation. This is the definitive account of a key turning point in New Zealand history and a dramatic story of powerful personalities tackling critical questions on the world stage
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contains biographical information
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10220505
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Hensley, G. C.
Dewey number
327.93073
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Australia.
  • Nuclear warships
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • United States
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand
  • United States
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adult
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nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987
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Friendly fire : nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, Gerald Hensley
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"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
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volume
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text
Contents
1. New Zealand adrift -- 2. The government changes -- 3. Growing concerns -- 4. The search for a solution -- 5. Access denied -- 6. The aftershocks -- 7. The excommunication -- 8. The Oxford Union debate -- 9. The Palmer Mission -- 10. The British step in -- 11. We part company -- 12. The end of the argument
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000051222794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781869407414
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(pbk.)
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illustrations
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Friendly fire : nuclear politics and the collapse of ANZUS, 1984-1987, Gerald Hensley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
1. New Zealand adrift -- 2. The government changes -- 3. Growing concerns -- 4. The search for a solution -- 5. Access denied -- 6. The aftershocks -- 7. The excommunication -- 8. The Oxford Union debate -- 9. The Palmer Mission -- 10. The British step in -- 11. We part company -- 12. The end of the argument
Control code
000051222794
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xvii, 318 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781869407414
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
illustrations

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