President Joe Biden announced a nuclear military technology agreement with Great Britain and Australia Wednesday that he said would strengthen key U.S. allies and provide strategic advantages.
“This is designed not only to strengthen our capabilities in the Indo-Pacific but to link Europe and particularly Great Britain more closely with our strategic pursuits in the region,” a senior Biden official said to reporters about the agreement.
Part of the agreement includes developing nuclear propulsion technology for Australian submarines so that they can be deployed for longer periods of time.
It will also bolster cyber artificial intelligence and undersea capabilities, which will secure supply chains and security and defense-related science, technology, and industrial bases.
Biden insisted that the agreement was not directed at China, but there is no doubt that it could have an impact anyway.
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