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Pentagon forges new high-tech agreement with Australia, United Kingdom, aimed at countering China

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (AP) — The U.S. is expanding its high-tech military cooperation with Australia and the United Kingdom to include underwater drones and electronic warfare, as part of a broader effort to counter China’s rapidly growing influence in the Indo-Pacific. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is meeting with defense chiefs from Australia and the United Kingdom at the U.S. military’s defense technology hub in Silicon Valley to forge a new agreement to increase technology cooperation and information sharing.

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