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Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 - New Zealand

Publisher United States Department of State
Author Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Publication Date 30 April 2003
Cite as United States Department of State, Patterns of Global Terrorism 2002 - New Zealand, 30 April 2003, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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New Zealand has contributed to Operation Enduring Freedom. It originally deployed one squadron of Special Forces to Afghanistan. New Zealand is reaffirming its commitment by deploying a frigate and a P-3 Orion to join the Coalition task force in the region. A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft will also become available from mid-2003.

New Zealand has supported regional efforts among other Pacific Island countries to adopt counterterrorism measures and coordinate their regional counterterrorism activities with the United States and Australia. It has a number of ongoing programs in the areas of police, customs, immigration, and judicial training/aid.

New Zealand is also a party to 10 of the 12 international conventions and protocols relating to international terrorism. Most recently, the Government announced a US $12.5-million package of new intelligence, police, customs, and immigration measures to enhance its counterterrorism capability.

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