søndag 26. september 2021

How AUKUS may damage NATO

Only weeks after US President Joe Biden courageously ended the war in Afghanistan – in the face of bitter opposition from the media and Congress – came the announcement of the formation of AUKUS, a new trilateral security alliance among the US, the UK and Australia.

The creation of AUKUS is only further confirmation, as if more were needed, that the Biden administration intends to wage a new cold war in Asia with China as its target.

This is not a development we Americans should welcome. As the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft’s Anatol Lieven has recently observed, a new cold war “with China … will continue to lock in place the power of the US military-industrial complex and squander trillions more on wasteful and unnecessary military programs designed to benefit American corporations rather than defend the actual security of actual American citizens.”