A country worth defending must be able to defend itself. In a post-9/11 world, the “benign defence environment” claimed by Helen Clark is looking more than a little sick, and our run-down defence forces even sicker.

A Libertarianz government will equip and maintain a modern defence force, able to defend this country’s borders. We will withdraw from UN operations, and instead maintain alliances with other free nations that help to achieve the goal of defending New Zealand, and will act with those allies only when specific action is in furtherance of the defence of New Zealand.

Read our full defence policy“God Defend Our Freeland” is not enough!