The Anglophone military alliance in Asia is seriously ambitious

America, Australia and Britain will build, man and arm each other’s nuclear subs in Asia

(From left) Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak during the Aukus summit in California on March 13, 2023. PHOTO: AFP
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In 1908, the second USS Missouri, an American battleship, sailed from San Francisco to Sydney, part of the so-called Great White Fleet’s tour of Asia and circumnavigation of the world. Her successor, the third USS Missouri, hosted Japan’s surrender in 1945.

On March 13, the fourth USS Missouri, a Virginia-class attack submarine, lived up to this illustrious lineage by etching her own name in the history of American naval power in the Pacific.

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