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Danny Alexander on the Trident Alternative Review
Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and lead Minister of the Trident Alternatives Review, delivered a speech ...

Danny Alexander on the Trident Alternative Review
Rt Hon Danny Alexander MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury and lead Minister of the Trident Alternatives Review, delivered a speech ...

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Vanguard class Analysis: The UK’s Naval Nuclear Reactors: Ageing Ungracefully? 11 Mar 2014 by Hugh Chalmers
Worrying reactor test results have prompted the Ministry of Defence to schedule an unexpected reactor replacement for the UK’s oldest nuclear-armed submarine, at a cost of £120 million. If forensic tests exacerbate these concerns, the financial costs of reactor replacement may not be the UK’s only worry. Maritime Forces Technology Defence Policy Trident UK Defence Equipment and Acquisitions UK
RUSI Defence Systems: The UK’s Next Class of Ballistic Submarines 19 Sep 2013
Simon Michell contends that if the United Kingdom is to have a credible and assured nuclear deterrent based on the submarine-launched Trident missile, then four boats are required, not three Trident Defence Policy Trident UK Defence UK Europe
RUSI Defence Systems: Maintaining the Strategic Deterrent: Managing the Transition Period to Trident Renewal 28 Nov 2011
What is the planning required to ensure successful transition from the Vanguard class to the successor SSBN? Maritime Forces Trident Defence Policy
Astute submarine RUSI Journal: Criteria for Deterrence 16 Feb 2011
The Trident procurement decision must be advised by a proper assessment of Britain’s deterrence requirements Trident Defence Policy
Trident Analysis: Trident procrastination weakens Britain's deterrent 17 Sep 2010 by Dr Lee Willett
The coalition is understandably hesitant about committing to the cost of replacement – but it does affect our deterrent credibility Agenda for the New Government Defence Policy UK Europe Trident UK Defence Trident
Vanguard Class SSBN Analysis: Can we afford to renew Trident? 30 Jul 2010 by Professor Malcolm Chalmers
The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that funding for the renewal of Britain's nuclear deterrent must come from the Ministry of Defence's core budget. RUSI's Malcolm Chalmers assesses the ramifications of this announcement. Defence Policy Maritime Forces Agenda for the New Government Defence Management UK Europe Trident UK Defence Trident
Trident - missile Analysis: Debating the Deterrent: Why the Cruise Missile Option Does Not Add Up 27 Jul 2010 by Dr Lee Willett
With defence spending under scrutiny, the spotlight has long since shone on Britain’s nuclear deterrent. But while the costs of replacing Trident are high, the difficulties of creating a new system may be a price we simply cannot afford to pay. Maritime Forces Agenda for the New Government UK Europe Trident Defence Policy UK Defence Trident
US soldier Kandahar RUSI Journal: Between Trident and Tristars? On Future War and its Requirements 23 Jun 2010
The British military presses ahead with expensive projects that may be of relatively little value in future wars. The UK needs to carefully consider what is needed in-theatre today, and on the battlefield tomorrow Afghanistan Central and South Asia Defence Policy UK Europe Trident Trident UK Defence
Analysis: Brown’s ‘Grand Global Bargain’ and Reducing UK Nuclear Weapons Levels 27 Mar 2009 by Dr Lee Willett
In a major policy speech on nuclear issues, Prime Minister Gordon Brown recently suggested that Trident could be placed on the international negotiation table should there be a serious move towards multilateral disarmament. If such a gambit were to succeed, it would require something more than a leap of faith in trust. Maritime Forces Global Security Issues Defence Policy Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Strategy UK Europe Trident UK Defence Trident
RUSI Journal: Soldiers Against the Bomb? 3 Mar 2009
Government expenditure is being placed under increasing scrutiny and there have been voices claiming that Trident is an unnecessary expense. Julian Lewis counters this argument and advocates the necessity of maintaining and renewing Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Trident Defence Policy UK Europe
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