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U.S.-led alliance to give Australia nuclear submarines to counter China

New AUKUS joins Canberra to U.S., U.K. 'for generations' in Indo-Pacific

NEW YORK -- The U.S., Australia and the U.K. have unveiled a new Indo-Pacific security alliance that will enable Canberra to deploy nuclear-powered submarines in a riposte to China's growing maritime power. 

The three allies will deepen cooperation on a range of defense capabilities for the 21st century, including artificial intelligence, cyber, quantum technologies and undersea capabilities, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday. 

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