TITLE

U.K. Trident Debate Energizes Opposition to Nuclear Weapons

AUTHOR(S)
Hundman, Eric
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
World Politics Review;3/ 8/2007, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the debate in Great Britain over whether new submarines should be developed and whether the country should renew its independent nuclear deterrent. The country currently deploys its Trident nuclear missiles on four Vanguard-class submarines, which are due to be decommissioned in the 2020s. In December 2006, the government found that designing and building new submarines to carry the Trident force would take 17 years--in order to maintain an independent nuclear force, a decision needed to be made soon.
ACCESSION #
33327686

 

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