Aukus Ruckus

A new alliance has both France and China spitting nails, and it is threatening to upend the global order. Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States proclaimed the Aukus alliance on September 16, under which the three nations pledged to increase their military coordination, especially in the Pacific. But the top headline was that the U.S. has announced it will help Australia become the eighth member of the elite club of countries that operate nuclear submarines.

The plan is for Australia to buy at least eight nuclear submarines, which will make it a more capable foe against China, bring profits to the American and British defense industries and dramatically empower the American-led military presence in the region.

Read more at Why the Ruckus over Aukus?

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