The technology requires four fully-armed submarines to provide Britain’s nuclear deterrent

The UK Defence Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, argued against the cut in submarines on BBC Radio Scotland last night. He maintained that the UK requires all four submarines to provide a continuous at sea deterrent (CASD); and that to reduce that number reduces the United Kingdom’s ability to deploy that deterrent. His comments follow speculation that the fleet would be cut from four to three boats. The article goes on to quote those with opposing views, including one who argues that the government’s own security review found that the United Kingdom was far more at threat from terrorism, cyber attack or even natural disaster than nuclear threats.

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