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Joe Biden to announce defense tech deal with UK and Australia

President Biden will announce a partnership with the UK and Australia on Wednesday to share defense technology in a bid to contain China, Australian newspapers reported.

The three countries will operate under the acronym AUUKUS and share information and technology, including long-range strike capabilities and artificial intelligence, according to reports.

There will also be a nuclear component, with the US and UK sharing their knowledge of nuclear defense infrastructure, according to reports.

A White House spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Biden is due to address the nation at 5 pm on a “national security initiative.” The White House gave no further details.

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