Caught Our Eye Posted by Keturah Hetrick on Monday, September 27, 2021
A former Navy secretary with deep ties to Australia's submarine-policy sphere is now representing the Australian government for work related to AUKUS, the new U.S.-U.K.-Australian security agreement that changes Australia's acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines.
Donald Winter, who served as secretary of the Navy under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, has newly disclosed his status as a foreign agent for the oceanic country. Winter is receiving $6,000 per day plus expenses to help the Australian prime minister's office to "engage with U.S. personnel to facilitate Australia's engagement with [the] U.S. and U.K. per [the] AUKUS agreement," according to a pair of recentJustice Department disclosures. Australia paid Winter another $10,125 last month for unspecified "technical advisory services," according to the filings.