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With the United States already struggling to meet its goal of 60–69 nuclear-powered submarines (SSNs) by 2052, President Biden’s commitment to providing at least three Virginia-class submarines to Australia from the 2030s is, perhaps, the strongest indicator of the United States’ vested interest in AUKUS. As United States Studies Centre (USSC) Research Fellow Dr Peter Lee noted, this will be “faster than even the cancelled French submarine program.”