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President Biden to announce 3-way partnership on intelligence sharing with UK, Australia

President Joe Biden will announce a three-way partnership to share advanced defense technologies with Australia and Britain.

The trio, now known by the acronym AUKUS, will make it easier for the three countries to share information and know-how in key technological areas like artificial intelligence, cyber, quantum, underwater systems, and long-range strike capabilities.

Biden, joined virtually by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday afternoon, detailed the reasons for the trilateral effort.

“This is about investing in our greatest source of strength, our alliances and updating them to better meet the threats of today and tomorrow,” Biden said from the White House in between two monitors showing the other world leaders. “AUKUS — it sounds strange, all these acronyms, but it’s a good one.”

“We must now take our partnership to a new level,” said Morrison. “We’re adding a new chapter in our friendship,” Johnson added. The White House said the deal was not explicitly to counter China. “This is not aimed at any one country,” the official said.

“This is about a larger effort to still sustain the fabric of engagement and deterrence. We have a history of innovation, upgrading capabilities.” The purpose is to support a rules-based order in the region, he added. “But that vibrancy, that dynamism, rests on confidence and peace and stability.”

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE

PHOTO CREDITS: YAHOO NEWS

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