Submarine war between the USA and France explodes. Macron, lost 30 billion
The end of the war in Afghanistan has provoked a new one that risks being even more devastating. The crisis breaks out submarines between Paris and Washington, via Canberra. Australia’s choice to tear up the “contract of the century”, – reads the Republic – or the order of twelve French submarines (worth over 30 billion euros), and to converge instead towards an Anglo-American consortium infuriates the France. Biden offers nuclear-powered submarines to Australia to cement the alliance against China and issue a warning to Beijing.
In this way, however, the French in particular will lose, and the compactness of the front with the Europeans, which in theory should have represented the great strategic difference with respect to the approach chosen by Trump to oppose the People’s Republic, is put at risk – explains La Stampa. The Aukus pact, announced Wednesday by the US president along with British Prime Minister Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Morrison, provides that Washington will share nuclear-powered submarine technology with Canberra. The US will deliver eight units, not armed with nuclear warheads, which will therefore not violate the non-proliferation treaties, but will be able to launch very powerful conventional missiles.