Congressman proposes joint Australian\American Crew

From the Australian Broadcast Company

A senior member of the US Congress has called for a dual-crewed American submarine to be based in Australia as part of an interim measure under the AUKUS agreement. 

Republican Rob Wittman also argued Australian shipbuilders and sailors should be sent to the US for months at a time to prepare them for the eventual acquisition of a nuclear-powered submarine fleet.

Mr. Wittman was among a bipartisan group of members of the US House of Representatives who sent a letter to President Joe Biden expressing support for the AUKUS deal

It was prompted by leaked correspondence from two influential senators, warning the provision of nuclear-powered submarines to Australia could push the US submarine industrial base to “breaking point”. See the full article at

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