Aukus will lock in Australia’s dependence on US, intelligence expert warns

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Clinton Fernandes argues in provocative new book the security pact will make it impossible to have an independent defence policy

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The Aukus deal will lock in Australia’s dependence on the US and make it impossible to have an independent defence policy, a former Australian army intelligence officer has warned.

In a provocative new book to be released this week, Clinton Fernandes argues the true character of Australia’s relationship with the US is “a transactional, dramatically unequal one”. He argues the rhetoric about mateship is merely “window dressing”.

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