What Albanese calls “a partnership”
The US has big plans for Australia in its preparations for a future war with China. US Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro recently said that he envisions AUKUS will turn the country into a full-service submarine hub that can oversee all allied underwater activity in the Asia-Pacific. Naturally, China views AUKUS as a major provocation as the submarines will be used to patrol waters near its shores.
Source: US, UK, Australia Unveil AUKUS Nuclear-Powered Submarine Deal – scheerpost.com