Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III seated with Richard Marles MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Australia, and the Right Honourable Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Defence, United Kingdom at Moffett Field, Calif, Dec. 1, 2023. The three leaders met to discuss the Australia-United Kingdom-United States Security Partnership (AUKUS) on the campus of the Defense Innovation Unit. The leaders will review progress made in implementing the Optimal Pathway to provide Australia with a conventionally-armed, nuclear powered submarine capability and discuss current and future efforts to develop and deliver advanced capabilities and promote deeper collaboration between the three nation's innovation ecosystems and defense industrial bases.(DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley)
Category: Conflict & Security

Title: Opportunities and Challenges of AUKUS

Author: Andrew Dowse
Date Published: February 7, 2024

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