Turnbull: AUKUS Subs Deal Is an ‘Own Goal’
“If you double-cross people, there is a price to pay,” said former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the controversial deal that jilted France.
It only took hours for the Biden administration’s deal to build nuclear-powered submarines with Britain and Australia to create a diplomatic firestorm. France, whose contract to build diesel-electric submarines for Canberra was subsequently canceled, recalled its ambassadors from both Washington and Canberra. And now, the controversy is kicking up back in Australia.
Jack Detsch is a Pentagon and national security reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @JackDetsch
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