The United States, Britain and Australia announced a new security partnership for the Indo-Pacific in a move hailed by regional allies but denounced by China as intensifying an arms race in the region.
The situation in the South China Sea ‘is only going to get more tense’ after the formation of the AUKUS alliance, former national security adviser Lord Ricketts tells LBC.
“Australia, the UK, and the US will become inseparable partners in a project that will last for decades” PM Boris Johnson announces historic security pact in the Asia-Pacific, which will see Australia build nuclear-powered submarines, using US technology.
What people are saying?
Nigel Farage The new security pact with the US and Australia would never have happened without Brexit. We are now reuniting with our real friends in the world.
Tom McTague Senior US administration official on AUKUS: “I think, you know, Great Britain is very focused on the concept of ‘global Britain,’ and their tilt is about engaging much more deeply with the Indo-Pacific, and this is a down payment on that effort.”