ANZUS Pact

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ANZUS Pact

A treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States stating that signatories will coordinate and cooperate with one another on defense issues, especially those affecting the South Pacific. It came into effect in 1951. In the mid-1980s, the United States and New Zealand had a dispute over nuclear ships and now do not consider themselves bound by ANZUS with respect to each other. However, they both maintain treaty obligations with respect to Australia.
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Green et al., The ANZUS Alliance in an Ascending Asia, Centre of Gravity Series Paper 23 (Canberra, ACT: Australian National Univ., 2015), p.
(23) Anna Kiri Wilson, David Lange and the Anzus Crisis--An Analysis of the Leadership Personality and Foreign Policy, PhD dissertation, University of Cantenbury, 2006, [ir.canterbury.ac.nz/.../1/thesis_fulltext.pdf], 20 January 2012
In 1984, the nature of the ANZUS alliance changed after the Government of New Zealand refused access to its ports by nuclear-weapons-capable and nuclear-powered ships of the U.S.
Everything related to the United States becomes part of the "San Francisco system." In 1996 Calder wrote that the San Francisco system had its origins in the US-Japan alliance, and that other alliances such as ANZUS, the US bilateral treaty with South Korea, and SEATO completed "the formal narrowly military architecture of Pacific defense" (Calder 1996).
Taking a cue from the ANZUS binational purchase, USAFE encouraged the formation of two additional squadrons in Europe, the first a NATO attack squadron modeled after the alliance's successful Airborne Warning and Control System and C-17 squadrons.
A distinguished New Zealand historian covers this small country's relations with the United States from World War II to the present--from times of close alliance through very rough times, when New Zealand turned against the United States and withdrew from the alliance (the ANZUS Treaty) based on a political anti-nuclear, anti-American agenda coming out of the war in Vietnam.
alliance and stated "Labor will enhance our strategic relationship and seek to make an already special friendship even stronger and more effective." (6) The defense trade treaty is expected to be supported by the new Prime Minister due to the large bipartisan support for the Australia-New Zealand and the United States (ANZUS) alliance in Australia.
alliance under ANZUS is "very important" (37%) or "fairly important" (42%) to Australia's security.
ANZUS has been 're-interpreted' into a global pact that will very likely, though not inevitably, commit Australia to military action with the US anywhere in the world ...
In "The Untold Story Behind New Zealand's ANZUS Breakdown" Bernard Moran and Trevor Loudon reveal for the first time the real story of how New Zealand was taken out of the ANZUS alliance (and provide hitherto unpublished testimony of a New Zealand trade unionist selected to attend a specialist course in political subversion at the Lenin Institute in Moscow).
It will be replaced by the new Australian and New Zealand standard classification of occupations, better known as ANZSCO, and no relation to ASIO, ANZUS, ACCC, ACER, Microsoft or Bega cheese.