John Battersby

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John Battersby - Massey University Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Dr John Battersby is a Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, Massey University, and Managing Editor of the National Security Journal. He previously served in the Police’s Wellington and Central Districts before joining the School of Leadership, Management and Command at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua, and then the Central Specialist Search Group based in Wellington. Prior to that he was with the Treaty Issues and International Law Team at the Crown Law Office. An historian by training, his research interests are in counter terrorism, insurgency and intelligence.



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  1. Excellent article in Friday’s Herald John. This knee-jerk legislation is highly unlikely to save one life but put more guns in the hands of the gangs.

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