Senate Action on U.S.–U.K. Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty Represents Important Progress

The committee’s favorable report on the two treaties with the U.K. and Australia, and on the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties Implementation Act, is a step forward, and a victory for the commonsense belief that the U.S. should treat Britain and Australia as the close allies that they are. The action of the full Senate is even more welcome, as it demonstrates the strong bipartisan support for the treaties. The Administration should continue to work energetically with the House to secure its support for the act.

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