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Sunday, November 28, 2021

If China wonders how committed Australia, the US and the UK are to working together, they need look no further than today's comments by Kurt Campbell, who leads all things Indo-Pacific on President Biden's National Security Council.

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...Look for "almost a melding of our services" between the allied navies in a remarkable new phase of allied partnership, Campbell said at the US Institute of Peace this morning.

"We will have more British sailors serving on our naval vessels, Australians and the like on more of our forward-deployed assets in Australia. This leads to a deeper interconnection and, almost a melding in the new respects of our services and working together on common purpose that we couldn't have dreamed about five or 10 years ago," Campbell said.

Why is this happening? "Fundamentally, it leads to what we believe is going to be the most essential feature of an effective strategy in the Indo-Pacific, and that's deeper cooperation with allies and partners," he said. "These tasks ahead in the Indo-Pacific we cannot take on alone. We must get on in partnership."

In addition to the "melding" comments, Campbell provided scraps of new information about the AUKUS agreement between Australia, Britain and the US. Jim Miller, former Defense undersecretary for policy, was named to lead the US efforts on AUKUS. Campbell said he's been "tasked" with leading US efforts in several areas...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-28 03:42 PM | Reply

We will have more British sailors serving on our naval vessels,

They will be very disappointed that there are no bars on USN ships.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-11-28 04:03 PM | Reply

The white delegation.

#3 | Posted by fresno500 at 2021-11-30 08:25 PM | Reply

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