COMMENT

The invitation to the next war is already on the desk of our prime minister.

This invitation will be for New Zealand to join what is classified as an "multinational military coalition", as led by the United States, to safeguard the waters around Iran and Yemen. These international seaways are currently under threat, as the six recent attacks by limpet mines, and one attempted hijacking, on oil tankers in the region testify. To stop this problem, the United States is currently speaking to a number of countries with the "political will" to join their proposed coalition.

A US sailor in front of the damaged Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous. Photo / Fay Abuelgasim
A US sailor in front of the damaged Panama-flagged, Japanese owned oil tanker Kokuka Courageous. Photo / Fay Abuelgasim

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