|Additional Physical Format:
Defence White paper 2010 [electronic resource]
||Government publication, National government publication
|All Authors / Contributors:
New Zealand. Ministry of Defence.
||9780478278309 0478278306 9780478278316 0478278314
||100 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 30 cm
This is the first Defense White Paper in over a decade. It is a comprehensive document, which balances the Government's policy objectives, the strategic outlook, and the fiscal context. The White Paper reflects the Defense Assessment which was earlier prepared by the Secretary of Defense. It has been shaped by extensive Ministerial consideration, and informed by public and academic consultation, and by the views of an independent advisory panel. The uncertain strategic outlook underscores the need for an New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) which is responsive, versatile, and professional, able to conduct the range of tasks set for it by the Government, particularly in the South Pacific but also alongside partners and friends further afield. The fiscal outlook requires an NZDF which is affordable now and in the future. The capability pathway which has been mapped out in this White Paper is an appropriate response to the strategic context. It will put the NZDF on a sustainable growth trajectory, and takes proper account of New Zealand's fiscal circumstance.