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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Royal Navy And The Non-Independent Trident Deterrent

As the result of an internal review by the Armed Forces, the Royal Navy may lose as many as eight warships. In such a scenario, any potential long-term conflict could be strategically shortened by the use of the non-independent Trident nuclear threat. This is the real concern. With a depleted naval force (and army and air-force), there is very little possibility of engaging in a conflict that could have a successful outcome, so use the ultimate weapon as a first response. There would be no realistic alternative.