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Johnson Has a Chance to Build on Submarine Coup With Biden Talks

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson will land in the U.S. on his first trip outside of Europe since the start of the pandemic with his most critical relationship -- that with President Joe Biden -- at a delicate juncture.

A three-way deal to supply nuclear submarines to Australia announced this week has reinforced the idea of a special bond, underpinned by U.S.-U.K. security interests, even though the two men have not always seen eye to eye.