December 15, 2010

NEWSFLASH!--NZ IS PART OF THE ANGLOSPHERE:

US, New Zealand secretly resume intelligence ties: Report (AFP, Dec 12, 2010)

The United States and New Zealand ended a near 25-year break in intelligence collaboration last year but kept the news secret, according to a leaked cable published here today. [...]

Other leaked cables showed an increase in New Zealand co-operation with US intelligence agencies and military in recent years but again "emphasised that it is committed to avoiding publicity."

According to the cables, US and New Zealand officials doubted there was public support for the closer ties and preferred to keep them secret, the report said.

Of political personalities, current Prime Minister John Key is described as having a "strongly personal pro-American outlook" while former leader Helen Clark was seen as a "very controlling manager".

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Posted by Orrin Judd at December 15, 2010 6:03 AM
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