Courtney: Authorization bill delivers 'core authorities' for AUKUS

By Nick Wilson / December 14, 2023 at 4:16 PM
The fiscal year 2024 defense authorization bill contains the "core authorities" needed for AUKUS implementation, according to Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT), who highlighted provisions in the bill that would grant Australia and the United Kingdom a partial exemption to export control laws and designate the two nations as "domestic sources" under the Defense Production Act. The conference bill , approved by both the House and Senate this week, includes several AUKUS-focused provisions requested by the Pentagon earlier this year, including...

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