Trident given a vote of confidence – for now

The Trident Commission, spearheaded by BASIC, launched its concluding report on July 1st, and it is expected to add significant value to the debate on whether or not to keep Britain’s nuclear deterrent. An article in The Telegraph finds that the Commission’s ultimate conclusion, that the UK should keep a nuclear deterrent is valid and argues against the position that Continuous at Sea Deterrence could be scaled back by cutting the number of submarines from four to three. The article further argues that the Liberal-Democrat’s are “desperately playing politics” in order to appease both sides on the issue and that only the Conservative Party has a clear stance on Trident.

Read the full article in The Telegraph here.

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