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U.S. Ship Visit to End Anti-Nuclear Impasse With New Zealand

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The U.S. Navy will send a ship to New Zealand later this year, ending an impasse over the country’s anti-nuclear policy dating back to the 1980s.

Visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden accepted an invitation to send a ship to the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary in November, Prime Minister John Key said in a statement Thursday. It will be the first time a U.S. warship has entered a New Zealand port since the USS Texas in 1983.