Trident: the Nuclear Jobcentre

Richard Norton-Taylor writes about changing assumptions about nuclear deterrence and nuclear possession. He argues that treating Trident as an employment scheme will leave Britain ill-equipped for the real threat: terrorism. He references the BASIC Trident Commission’s recent report by John Simpson:

“However, a proper debate about what is described as Britain’s ultimate strategic deterrent has been prevented by – as John Simpson, author of a new report on Trident’s future for the British American Security Information Council puts it – inertia, vested interests, and concern about moving the country into “unknown political and military territory”.”

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