Timing is Everything: The Politics and Processes of New Zealand Defence Acquisition Decision Making

Author/s (editor/s):

Peter Greener

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Publication type:

Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 173

This book identifies the critical factors that shaped and influenced New   Zealand’s defence acquisition decision-making processes from the   election of the Fourth Labour Government in 1984 and the subsequent   ANZUS crisis, through to the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on the   United States and the following ‘war on terror’. It explores and   analyses decision-making processes in relation to the ANZAC frigates,   the military sealift ship HMNZS Charles Upham, the F-16 strike aircraft, the P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft upgrade, and the LAV IIIs.

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