Ofcourse we are not included in this initial Aus/UK/US submarine alliance in the Pacific, for reasons already stated…
- Australia is not only looking to get into the nuclear submarine game, but they are becoming a growingly important hub for US submarines in that region
- Being a hub for US nuclear submarines comes with opportunities for crew & maintenance yard training, training exercises, and learning from experienced crews as the Aussie boats start to come online
- The US had no need for a Canadian base to use as a submarine hub, they have a nuclear submarine base of their own fairly close to the border. On both coasts.
- Not stated, but also not not-stated, is Canada has a Chinese espionage problem. Period.
It’s a long list of concerns we all know about, but would any of you trust us with secret nuclear technology right now, with our current PM?