Macron Takes on U.S., a Big Gamble Even for a Bold Risk-Taker For President Emmanuel Macron of France, a debacle over a lost submarine deal with Australia suggests that the NATO alliance is debilitated through lack of trust. France Is Outraged by U.S. Nuclear Submarine Deal With AustraliaFrench officials accused President Biden of acting like his predecessor, saying they were stabbed in the back and not consulted. Opinion | No Wonder the French Are AngryThe new partnership between the United States, Britain and Australia is a diplomatic bombshell. US, UK and Australia form partnership to tackle China | First ThingAlliance will also help Australia build nuclear submarines. Plus, Joe Biden says he has ‘great confidence’ in the chair of the joint chiefs Australia to get nuclear submarines in new deal with US, UK, sending potential message to ChinaThe move could be seen as a message to China. As part of the new AUKUS partnership, Australia will get its first fleet of nuclear-powered submarines. France recalls US and Oz ambassadors saying security deal is 'stab in the back'Australia tore up a 2016 deal with Paris worth £30bn for 12 diesel-powered submarines, a blow to French industry. ‘That fellow from Down Under’ — Aussies cringe as Biden appears to forget PM’s name‘And I want to thank that fellow Down Under,’ Biden says of Aussie PM Scott Morrison. ‘Thank you very much, pal. Appreciate it, Mr. Prime Minister.’ Biden appears to forget Australian PM Scott Morrison’s name in recent gaffeThe 78-year-old commander-in-chief was flanked by Morrison and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on giant screens as they unveiled the new AUKUS military alliance.