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AUKUS - too big to fail

“Too big to fail.” How’s that for a bit of pressure on the AUKUS partnership on its first birthday?

Today on Policy, Guns and Money ASPI executive director Justin Bassi speaks with Becca Wasser, Defence Fellow and head of The Gaming Lab at the Center for a New American Security.

Becca says AUKUS is such an essential show of commitment between friends and allies, that its failure would mean the failure of the US national defence strategy and potentially for the very idea of integrated deterrence.

They also talk about CNAS war games – where failure is not just an option but is encouraged and get into some deep questions about a potential Chinese invasion of Taiwan, including Australia’s role in deterrence and the million US dollar question - when might Beijing decide it’s the right time?