Adm. Harry Harris, USN ret. on the AUKUS agreement & its messages for allies and adversaries

Episode 17,  Sep 24, 2021, 08:52 PM

The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Michael Gilday, says it may take decades for nuclear attack submarines to deploy for the country of Australia. The subs are part of an agreement the US, Australian, and British governments announced September 15th. Admiral Harry Harris (US Navy ret.) is former commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command. He’s former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea. Admiral Harris explains what the agreement means for US interests in the Pacific, for the participants, for other allies, and for potential adversaries like China.

Photo: Then-Vice Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., commander of U.S. 6th Fleet, departs the Skjold-class coastal corvette HNoMS Steil. Harris visited the vessel at Haakonsvern Naval Base as part of a four-day visit to Norway to strengthen maritime partnerships with Norwegian counterparts.