Hicks highlights new U.S.-U.K.-Australia deal as DOD sharpens focus on China

By Tony Bertuca / October 1, 2021 at 12:13 PM
Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said a new defense pact between the United States, the U.K. and Australia, which, among other things, will allow access to sensitive U.S. submarine technology, demonstrates how global opinion is “shifting” regarding the perceived need to deter China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific region, especially when it comes to undersea capabilities. The new tripartite alliance, known as AUKUS, has allowed Australia to embark on an 18-month “consultation” period so it can make plans to purchase nuclear-powered...

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