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The trivialisation of the UK’s nuclear deterrent

April 11, 2015

By Christy Quinn: There is no more serious and pressing question in UK defence policy than the role of the nuclear deterrent. One thermonuclear warhead found in the D5 trident missile has an effective explosive yield up to 100 kilotons of TNT; over 5 times the power of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki and … Continue reading “The trivialisation of the UK’s nuclear deterrent”


Is Trident relevant?

July 16, 2014

By Christy Quinn: The Trident Commission, comprised of representatives of the three major parties and members of the UK defence establishment and organised by the British American Security Information Council (BASIC), represents the latest attempt to evaluate the necessity of the UK nuclear deterrent and its renewal.[i] Unfortunately, it has simply ended up restating many of … Continue reading “Is Trident relevant?”


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