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AUKUS – Sweet in the mouth, bitter in the belly (Opinion)

14th October 2021 - 04:59 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

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Could Australia lease a couple of US Navy Los Angeles-class SSNs as a way of getting its feet wet with nuclear-powered submarines? (USN)

Australia is looking at decades before receiving its first nuclear-powered submarines. But surely there are faster options available?

‘And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.’ (Revelation 10:10)

Saint John might have been talking about the recent AUKUS (Australia, United Kingdom, United States) agreement. With AUKUS, the US and UK have agreed to share nuclear submarine technology with the Aussies and for all three to cooperate on a range of other technologies: AI, cyber, quantum, undersea, missile etc.

But the big thing is the promise to provide Australia with …

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