Australia not expected to join US despite growing risks

By Tess Ikonomou and Kat Wong
Updated May 23 2024 - 7:00pm, first published 6:55pm
Lieutenant General Stephen Sklenka doesn't believe that conflict over Taiwan is inevitable. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)
Lieutenant General Stephen Sklenka doesn't believe that conflict over Taiwan is inevitable. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)

The US has no expectations for Australia to join a potential conflict, even as "concerning" Chinese military drills near Taiwan risk escalating tensions.

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