The recent U.S.-British deal to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines might look relatively inconsequential. But it signifies a close alliance between the three countries to face off against China.
It is also notable for another reason: It has greatly angered the French. Why?
Guest: Mark Landler, the London bureau chief for The New York Times.
- President Biden’s announcement of a deal to help Australia deploy nuclear-powered submarines has strained the Western alliance.
- The U.S. pact with Australia and Britain has put Europe closer to a question it has tried to avoid: Which side are you on?
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