The U.S. and UK’s Submarine Deal Crosses Nuclear Red Lines with Australia

The recent Australia, U.S., and UK $368 billion deal on buying nuclear submarines has been termed by Paul Keating, a former Australian prime minister, asthe “worst deal in all history.”It commits Australia to buy conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines that will be deliveredin the early 2040s. These will be based on new nuclear reactor designs yet to be developed by the UK. Meanwhile, starting from the 2030s, “pending approval from the U.S. Congress, the United States intends to sell Australia three Virginia class submarines, with the potential to sell up to two more if needed” (Trilateral Australia-UK-U.S. Partnership on Nuclear-Powered Submarines, …read more

Source:: SL Guardian English