If you’re willing to believe Defence Minister Ron Mark, our defence forces will be operating in future like a high-tech version of Oxfam…
One fascinating aspect of this withdrawal decision is that it is not a case of victory over ISIS having being declared and everyone else going home at the same time, too.
These days, strike action is essentially a game of three dimensional chess, and the industrial stoppages coming our way in education are a case in point.
If Jacinda Ardern is the mother of the nation, Winston Peters is rapidly turning into its kindly old uncle…
Military hardware is really, really – really – expensive.
The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking.
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
Is securing the sea lanes a valid rationale for Defence spending?