Written By: notices and features - Date published: 7:53 am, May 5th, 2013 - 7 comments
Categories: afghanistan, defence, iraq, Spying, war - Tags: afghanistan, iraq, nicky hager, other people's wars, phil twyford
Nicky Hager: Uncomfortable truths, NZ foreign policy in the ‘war on terror’
Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager delivered this year’s Capt Jack Lyon Memorial Lecture. He draws on his book Other People’s Wars, telling the story of New Zealand’s involvement in the war in Afghanistan over the decade of the ‘war on terror’. As I say in my introduction, I think it is a cautionary tale for any future Labour-led government with a progressive, independent foreign policy. I am proud of the determination shown by Helen Clark and the Fifth Labour Government to keep New Zealand out of the invasion of Iraq….