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China Hawks in the U.S. Back Albanese’s Decision to Concentrate Force Deployments in Asia

Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the Akasaka Palace state guest house in Tokyo on May 24, 2022. ISSEI KATO / POOL / AFP

Australia’s decision not to contribute a warship to the U.S.-led patrolling of Red Sea shipping lanes is playing into U.S. political divisions in the run-up to next year’s election.

Reaction from the Biden Administration has so far been muted. The Australian broadcaster ABC quoted an unnamed defense official saying [Australia can’t] “pretend global problems don’t require global solutions”. 

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