NEWPORT, R.I. – After more than 30 years, an American warship will pull into a New Zealand port in November and could mark the start of regular port visits for the U.S. Navy, New Zealand’s Chief of Navy told USNI News. Read More
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U.S. Plans to Send Destroyer for New Zealand Port Call
This post was updated with additional information from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
After more than 30 years without a port call, the U.S. is set to send a guided missile destroyer to New Zealand in a one-off visit later this year, two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Document: Report to Congress on Trans-Pacific Partnership
The following is the May 4, 2016 Congressional Research Service report, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Key Provisions and Issues for Congress. Read More
Chinese Ships Arrive at Pearl Harbor
Two Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ships arrived at Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Tuesday, according to Chinese press reports. Read More
Navy Search Plane Hunting for Debris Along Missing Airliner’s Suspected Flight Path
A U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance plane assigned to search for the missing Malaysian Airliner Flight 370 is part of the investigation of debris found Sunday by Australian surveillance satellites, a navy official told USNI News on Thursday. Read More
Report: U.S. and New Zealand Forming Closer Ties
From the March, 8 Congressional Research Service report titled, New Zealand: U.S. Security Cooperation and the U.S. Rebalancing to Asia Strategy.
As part of its strategy to rebalance toward Asia the Obama Administration has greatly expanded cooperation and reestablished close ties with New Zealand. Changes in the security realm have been particularly notable as the two sides have restored close defense cooperation, which was suspended in the mid-1980s due to differences over nuclear policy. The two nations are now working together increasingly closely in the area of defense and security cooperation while also seeking to coordinate efforts in the South Pacific.