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Friday, January 16, 2009

Generals in 'scrap Trident' call

Trident missiles are launched from Vanguard class submarinesThe UK's nuclear deterrent should be scrapped, according to a group of retired senior military officers.

In a letter to the Times, Field Marshal Lord Bramall and Generals Lord Ramsbotham and Sir Hugh Beach denounce Trident, calling it "irrelevant".

They argue that rather than spending £20bn renewing the scheme, more funds should be spent on the armed forces.

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1 comment:

  1. In submarine issues or any other defence areas retired generals who are "Lords" unelected by the people should keep out of radical policy matters.


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