11 Aug 2017

Australia to join US if North Korea strikes

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:14 pm on 11 August 2017

Australia will join the conflict if North Korea attacks the United States. That's the news out from Malcolm Turnbull. But what is our standing with ANZUS? And does this mean New Zealand will need to follow suit?

Dr Robert Ayson is from the Centre for Strategic Studies at Victoria University.

New Zealand Defence Force personnel depart for a Mission Readiness Exercise in Australia.

New Zealand Defence Force personnel depart for a Mission Readiness Exercise in Australia. Photo: Supplied

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