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AUKUS alliance: French embassy says Washington gala canceled after 'stab in the back' * FRANCE 24 *

France cancels Washington reception and tones down celebrations of US-French Revolutionary War victory amid submarine spat

by Oui on Fri Sep 17th, 2021 at 12:52:12 PM EST
    "No land force can act decisively unless it is accompanied by maritime superiority"
    ---General George Washington

    "The Battle of Chesapeake Bay was one of the decisive battles of the world. Before it, the creation of the United States of America was possible; after it, it was certain."
    ---Michael Lewis, The History of the British Navy

    "Few naval battles have decided more."
    ---Professor Randolph G Adams

On September 5, 1781, off the coast of Virginia, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, one of the most critical naval battles in United States history took place.The "Battle of the Capes" only lasted two and a half hours and did not involve any Americans, but this battle was one of the decisive factors that assured the United States would win independence from Great Britain.

by Oui on Fri Sep 17th, 2021 at 12:53:34 PM EST
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'Engaging the systems': The secret only a handful of people were trusted to keep | SMH |

Secretaries Pompeo and Esper Remarks on U.S.-Australia Relations | July 28. 2020 |

by Oui on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 08:08:18 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Sep 19th, 2021 at 08:10:10 PM EST
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Ex-French ambassador takes swipe at Blinken after submarine snub - The Hill
Former French Ambassador Gérard Araud took a swipe at U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken Thursday after he said France was still a "vital partner" amid the fallout from a new western security alliance.  

Blinken's comment was an attempt to ease France's anger after the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom established a nsecurity partnership that excluded France, and scrapped a $40 billion security deal between Australia and France.

"We are deeply moved..." the former ambassador sarcastically wrote on Twitter after the Agence France-Presse, a French news agency, tweeted Blinken's statement.

by Bernard on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 07:37:46 PM EST
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