Australia, the US and UK to announce landmark new defense pact
Joe Biden is set to deliver brief remarks about a “national security initiative” reportedly involving Australia, the UK and potentially more at 5 pm eastern. According to Politico, Biden will announce a new working group with Britain and Australia to share advanced technologies in a thinly veiled bid to counter China.
Australian MPs were given emergency exemption to cross state lines after being urgently summoned to attend a secret meeting that reports indicate will have “international significance.”
“The trio, which will be known by the acronym AUUKUS, will make it easier for the nations to share information in key areas like artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and long-range strike capabilities.”