Cold War 2.0 detonates

Where to begin! At home makes sense, with AUSMIN Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations, which have delivered an epochal commitment to ANZUS, via The Australian:

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US-Australia alliance is ­entering a new era in the face of a rising China, declaring “the time is right” for both nations to step up joint efforts to meet security challenges posed by Beijing’s attempts to extend its influence in the Pacific.

Drawing parallels with joint US-Australian efforts to push back against the Soviet Union in the ­Pacific during the Cold War, Mr Pompeo said yesterday a ­“deter­mined effort” was required to “band together” on China.

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