Everything wrong with Australia's nuclear submarine deal

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Australia has entered into a new trilateral military alliance with the United Kingdom and the United States, called AUKUS.

The partnership was sealed with the announcement that Australia would, for the first time, construct and operate a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.

The new deal has been criticised by former Prime Minister Paul Keating and national security experts. It’s also led to increasing tension between Australia and a number of other countries.

Today, Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and contributor to The Saturday Paper Hugh White on why this new submarine deal puts Australia at risk, and what we should be doing instead.

Guest: Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Australian National University and contributor for The Saturday Paper Hugh White.

Background reading: From the submarine to the ridiculous in The Saturday Paper

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