US, UK, Aus form new military pact

Basically in preparation for a possible war with China, and we might suppose the MIC.

There has been 'increased tension' between Aus and China recently.

France quite upset and vocal about being left out. China made the usual critical statements.

Aus will get a nuclear capable submarine fleet with US/UK tech.

NATO is maybe not as popular an idea as it once was (if ever), with members making further pacts among themselves and competing in military business matters.