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US News biden embersed Australia and the United Kingdom in a new strategic alliance

05:20  16 september  2021
05:20  16 september  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Biden is expected to announce a new defense pact, reportedly called AUUKUS and involving the UK and Australia , according to the news outlet, which cited an unnamed White House official and a congressional staffer. It reportedly will focus on sharing information in areas like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, long-range strike capabilities, and even nuclear defense infrastructure. The US president is scheduled to make an important announcement regarding the strengthening of a defense alliance between the US, UK , and Australia at 7am local time, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The US, UK and Australia have announced a new military initiative, dedicated to a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” The first step of the alliance that appears aimed against China is to provide Canberra with nuclear submarines. Washington actually renamed its Pacific Command (PACOM) into “Indo-Pacific” in 2018, in a bid to court India’s cooperation in containing China. Biden also mentioned France – a NATO ally – as having a substantial presence in the region. The introduction video preceding the announcement touted AUKUS as an alliance of “maritime democracies” united by their “democracy

  Biden embarque l'Australie et le Royaume-Uni dans une nouvelle alliance stratégique © AFP

L ES USA, who seek to strengthen all-round their alliances against China, announced Wednesday with Australia and the United Kingdom A large security partnership in the Indo-Pacific area, which could mislead the French ambitions in the region.

"The first major initiative of (this new pact called) + Aukus + will be to deliver a fleet of nuclear propulsion submarines to Australia," said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, appearing in videoconference, as well as the first British minister Boris Johnson, at an event chaired by Joe Biden at the White House.

Following this spectacular announcement, which sees the United States Share a particularly sensitive technology, Australia should cancel, according to the Australian press, a gigantic command of conventional submarines in France, weighing tens of billions of EUROS, and that President Emmanuel Macron committed to defending.

Australian submarine contract. "Great disappointment" of French Naval Group

 Australian submarine contract. © Archives Ouest-France. This contract represents 50 billion Australian dollars (€ 31 billion). The decision of Australia to have nuclear propulsion submarines in partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom is a "great disappointment" for Naval Group.

President Joe Biden just announced a new working group with Britain and Australia to share advanced technologies — including the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines — in a thinly veiled bid to counter China. The trio, now known by the acronym AUKUS, will make it easier for the Biden , joined virtually by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday afternoon, detailed the reasons for the trilateral effort. “This is about investing in our greatest source of strength, our alliances and updating them to better meet the threats of today and

The US and UK plan to dispatch technical and strategic teams to identify the best pathway for Australia to acquire nuclear submarines over the next 18 months. It wasn't clear what the new plan means for a billion deal Australia already made with France for conventional submarines. Next week, Biden will host an in-person summit of the QUAD partnership of Japan, Australia and India — another grouping viewed as a way to assert American leadership in Asia. He has also sought to engage other Asian leaders, and Vice President Kamala Harris visited Singapore and Vietnam late last month.

And it is not sure that Paris is consoled with the conciliatory comments of Joe Biden, who assured Wednesday that the United States wanted to "work closely with France" in this very strategic area.

Paris "is a key partner" from the United States, he said again.

"The United Kingdom, Australia and the United States will be linked even more closely, which reflects the degree of trust between us and the depth of our friendship," said Boris Johnson, who is a diplomatic success there some in its strategy to avoid international insulation after Brexit.

submarines

"On the basis of our common history of maritime democracies, we are committed to a common ambition to support Australia in the acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines", according to a common statement of the three partners, which specifies that it is a lot of propulsion, not weapon.

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to announce a plan to share advanced technologies in a working group with Britain and Australia , Politico reported, in a possible move to push back on China. Biden was due to give a 5 p.m. (2100 GMT) address on national security, but the White House would not provide details. The working group, to be known as AUUKUS, will enable the three countries to share information in areas including artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and long-range strike capabilities, Politico reported, citing a White House official and a congressional staffer.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday plans to announce a plan to share advanced technologies in a working group with Britain and Australia , Politico reported, in a possible move to push back on China. Biden was due to give a 5 p.m. (2100 GMT) address on national security, but the White House would not provide details. The working group, to be known as AUUKUS, will enable the three countries to share information in areas including artificial intelligence, cyber, underwater systems and long-range strike capabilities, Politico reported, citing a White House official


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"The only country with which the United States has ever shared this type of nuclear propulsion technology Is Great Britain "from 1958, had indicated earlier a senior head of the White House. "It's a fundamental, fundamental decision. It will link Australia, the United States and Great Britain for generations."

China was mentioned Wednesday or in oral statements, nor in the statement that evokes "peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region", but there is no doubt that the new alliance aims at first. Facing the regional ambitions of Beijing.

Joe Biden repeats since his election he intends to confront China, like his predecessor Donald Trump, but very differently, without locking himself into a face-to-face.

Wednesday, he said he wanted to "invest in our greatest source of strength, our alliances" and want to "update them to better face the threats of today and tomorrow."

Submarine crisis: "It's an arm of iron" that starts between France and the United States

 Submarine crisis: © Brendan Smialowski / Pool / AFP Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden spoke on Wednesday on the phone. A call, a press release and the ax of war has been buried. Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden spoke on the phone at the request of the US President to "examine the consequences" of the submarine crisis. During the call, Joe Biden acknowledged that "open consultations between allies on issues of strategic interest in France and the European partners would have allowed to avoid the situation" .

President Biden said the United States and Britain would help Australia to deploy nuclear-powered submarines, adding to the Western presence in the region. Biden expresses confidence in Milley amid questions about his calls to China. With Democrats defecting, a crucial drug pricing proposal in the .5 trillion bill failed a “It’s a decision to deepen and consolidate our strategic alignment with the United States against China.” He added, “This just further deepens the sense that we do have a new Cold War in Asia and that Australia is betting that in that new Cold War, the U.S. is going to emerge victorious.”

Australia has a long history of defense cooperation with the United States and the United Kingdom . For more than a century, we have stood together for the course of peace and freedom, motivated by the beliefs we share, sustained by the bonds of friendship we have forged PRIME MINISTER JOHNSON: I’m delighted to join President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison to announce that the United Kingdom , Australia , and the United States are creating a new trilateral defense partnership, known as AUKUS, with the aim of working hand in glove to preserve security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.

The "contract of the century" for France threatened

The American President brings together on 24 September in Washington the prime ministers Australian, Indian and Japanese to revive a diplomatic format, the "quad", which for several years.

But the announcement of Wednesday, despite Joe Biden's precautions, hazed to take a cold on another alliance, with France, if Australia actually denounces what is sometimes qualified as "contract of the century "for the French defense industry.

A framework agreement concluded in 2016 by Australia, but which beats the wing, provides for the construction of 12 attack conventional propulsion submarines, designed from French Barracuda attack nuclear submarines.

The overall cost of the program that French Naval Group is responsible is $ 50 billion (constant, 31 billion euros).

The group specializing in the Naval Defense construction shared Wednesday of "its great disappointment".

During an interview with Scott Morrison mid-June, Emmanuel Macron, however, reaffirmed "the full and whole commitment" of France to go to the end of the contract.

16/09/2021 00:02:29 - Washington (AFP) - © 2021 AFP

United States: in Washington, Joe Biden revives the "quad" with Australia, India and Japan .
© Reuters - Pool The American Vice President, Kamala Harris, meets the Prime Ministers Japanese and Australian Washington, September 24, 2021. Joe Biden received the first Indian, Japanese and Australian ministers on September 24 at the White House - it was the second meeting of this quad. The US President has encouraged to revive this old alliance and the leaders have made agreements in many areas of the pandemic to university exchanges.

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