NIS welcomes the invitation from the BASIC Trident Commission to submit evidence addressing the questions which the Commission is considering. Our evidence addresses all three of the initial questions asked by the Commission, and focuses on the following points in particular:
• NATO’s contribution to the UK’s security and the role that the UK can most effectively play in NATO.
• Risks the UK faces in remaining a nuclear-weapon state, and in particular safety issues associated with the Ministry of Defence’s nuclear programme.
• Alternatives to replacing Trident which we consider warrant particular attention.
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