US Navy Once Again Welcome in New Zealand

It’s been 30 years, but New Zealand will now welcome vessels of the US Navy once again. 

Our ships per se were never banned, but in the mid-80s New Zealand experienced a spasm of official nuclear freeze-niks and would refuse visitation to any ships thought to carry nuclear weapons or have nuclear propulsion. Not so, anymore. I wonder if the rise of the Red Dragon made them re-think their sanctimony?

Either way, it’s nice to have things back on the level again!

About vmijpp

VMIJPP hails from the star city of the south, Roanoke, Virginia. A 1989 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he is a retired artillery officer in the United States Marine Corps, with time in both the active and reserve sides. He served in Iraq in 2004, and in Afghanistan in 2009-2010. He joined the magnificent OPFOR.com as a guest blogger from the now defunct but never uninteresting Rule 308, where he denounced gun control and other aspects of tyranny, and proclaimed the greatness of the United States. When the sun set on OPFOR.com, he migrated here with Keydet1976 and the others.
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