Lead: In the mid-1980s, a powerful anti-nuclear movement swept New Zealand. This led to a ban on U.S. Navy ships in New Zealand ports and jeopardized the ANZUS alliance.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: After the fall of British Singapore to the Japanese in the early days of World War II, Australia and New Zealand looked to the United States for security. The ultimate result was a new treaty arrangement, formalized in 1951, ANZUS. This committed the three parties, Australia, New Zealand and the United States to mutual support and protection.


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