Worse Than Irrelevant? British Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century

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Author(s): Dr Rebecca Johnson, Nicola Butler & Stephen Pullinger
2 November 2006

Tony Blair has put the question of a replacement for Britain’s nuclear weapon system, Trident, onto the agenda for this parliament.  The Trident decision embodies both an opportunity and a responsibility to examine Britain’s security needs and debate our role in the world for the 21st century.

In advance of the promised White Paper, which is expected to outline the government’s preferred options, the attached report argues for a wide and informed debate on the future of UK nuclear policy.  It contributes by examining the decision in the context of Britain’s security, legal and international priorities and providing an in-depth analysis of the technical and political options facing decision-makers.

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