The Resource Other people's wars : New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, Nicky Hager

Other people's wars : New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, Nicky Hager

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Other people's wars : New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror
Title
Other people's wars
Title remainder
New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror
Statement of responsibility
Nicky Hager
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 'war on terror' in Afghanistan and beyond has been the longest foreign war in New Zealand history, yet most New Zealanders know almost nothing about their country's part in it. For ten years, nearly everything controversial or potentially unpopular was kept secret, and obscured by a steady flow of military public relations stories. Based on thousands of leaked New Zealand military and intelligence documents, extensive interviews with military and intelligence officers and eye-witness accounts from the soldiers on the ground, Nicky Hager tells the story of these years" --Back cover
Cataloging source
WP
Dewey number
355.00993
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Other people's wars : New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, Nicky Hager
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Other people's wars : New Zealand in Afghanistan, Iraq and the war on terror, Nicky Hager
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New Zealand author
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Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 355-428) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • September 11, New Zealand time (Setting the scene) -- With US or the terrorists (The war begins) -- Operation Concord (SAS prepares for Afghanistan) -- Crowded desert (SAS and Operation Anaconda)-- Ethical dilemmas (Face to face with Allied brutality) -- Blurring the lines (Peacekeepers and the CIA) -- Enduring freedom (Invasion unravels) -- Learning to say no (New Zealanders and the invasion of Iraq) -- Escorting the US to War (New Zealand frigates in the Persian Gulf) -- Ice cream on an aircraft carrier (Hanging out with the US Navy) -- Playing politics (New Zealand airforce at war) -- A handful of dust (New Zealand in the Iraq occupation force) -- Other peoples wars (Back in Basra 90 years on) -- Meanwhile inside the Security Intelligence Service (War on Terror at home) -- A perfect new Zealand hero (Good guy in a bad war : Willie Apiata) -- Chasing ghosts (Vietnam take two) -- Bamiyan (Public relations vs reality at the Kiwi base) -- Paved with good intentions (When aid is used for military purposes) -- Our Kiwi analyst (The intelligence war) -- Killing Taliban (Helping to target US bombs)-- Cargo cult (Pro alliance public servants) -- New Zealands War on Terror suspect Ahmed Zaoui
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index. -The 'war on terror'in Afghanistan and beyond has been the longest foreign war in New Zealand history, yet most New Zealanders know almost nothing about their country's part in it. For ten years, nearly everything controversial or potentially unpopular was kept secret, and obscured by a steady flow of military public relations stories. Based on thousands of leaked New Zealand military and intelligence documents, extensive interviews with military and intelligence officers and eye-witness accounts from the soldiers on the ground, Nicky Hager tells the story of these years. New Zealand was far more involved than the public realised in this crucial period of world history. He tells how the military and bureaucracy used the war on terror to pursue private agendas, even when this meant misleading and ignoring the decisions of the elected government
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163472
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24 cm.
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Extent
439 pages
Isbn
9781877517693
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP163472
  • 163472

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