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1 Apr, 2021 20:25

US says 'Australia is in' in looming battle with China (Full show)

While largely ignored by establishment media, the military buildup by a mutually hostile US and China has been proceeding for weeks. Now, as the US continues to arm Taiwan, all signs point to a new alliance with aiming at achieving cooperability between US and Australian forces in the event of open war with China. Do the forging of such alliances portend a looming war between Beijing and Washington? RT America's Alex Mihailovich reports. Then former UK MP George Galloway joins Rick Sanchez to share his insights.

Microsoft has secured a $21+ billion deal to produce virtual reality headsets for the Pentagon. It is the latest of a spate of recent military contracts for the tech giant. Microsoft, in turn ties Facebook to the Pentagon, and Facebook is, with Amazon, one of the two biggest spenders in the US when it comes to lobbying the government. RT America's Faran Fronczak examines the implications.

Plus, President Biden’s “American Jobs Plan” is being both lauded and criticized for its massive and expensive effort to rebuild America’s infrastructure. But is it too much or too little? RT America's John Huddy reports. Then David Stockman, former budget director to President Ronald Reagan, weighs in.