On November 9, CNN quoted Scowcroft Center director Barry Pavel in a piece about Vice President Kamala Harris’s trip to France to continue to mend the US-France relationship in the aftermath of September’s AUKUS pact.

We’re past the freefall phase and we’re in the phase where we both have agreed to rebuild, but we’re not quite clear yet what that looks like. The President has already done step one… but this is step two.

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