The AUKUS deal – level 2
The UK, the US, and Australia introduced a plan to make a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.
The model of the submarine is called SSN-AUKUS, and workers will build it in Britain and Australia. The design will be British, but the ship will use technologies from all three countries. Australia is a nuclear-free country, and these will be its first nuclear submarines. US president Joe Biden said that this fact will not threaten Australia’s promise to stay a nuclear-free country.
The deal is called the AUKUS deal, and the three countries want to reduce China’s power in the Indo-Pacific region. China strongly reacted against the plan, and its officials said that it would make the world’s situation even more dangerous.
You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.
What do you think the long-term implications of the AUKUS deal will be for the region?
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