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I'm all in favour of us having nuclear subs I just don't see it being realistic. Opportunity to join with Australia on this would be impressive and I don't see the US opposing it this time around unless they view us as that leaky from an intelligence standpoint. Why the French-Australian collaboration didn't work is hard to say from the outside. Maybe it's a cultural thing or the Australians were asking too much, but it looks like they managed to make it work on a lot of other deliveries including one nuclear project in Brazil
Given that we have a complimentary platform, diesel hunter-killers, it should be fairly easy to suggest some kind of partnership.
If we had any international credibility in the political realm, and an effective track record of opposing China, of course.