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Title: Trident replacement and UK nuclear deterrence requirements in a uncertain future
Authors: Futter, Andrew J.
First Published: 7-Nov-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: The RUSI Journal, 2015, 160 (5), pp. 60-67
Abstract: 1 Trident Replacement and UK Nuclear Deterrence Requirements in an Uncertain Future Andrew Futter A decision to replace Trident with a like - for - like system will see the UK remain in the nuclear - weapons business well into the second half of this century, but it is far from clear that reliance on a small retaliatory nuclear capability for deterrence will represent the best approach to a n increasingly complex future nuclear threat landscape . Andrew Futter argues that the requirements of deterrence are perhaps more blurred today than at any point in the nuclear age and this context seems likely to become progressively diverse. A more holistic and long - term view of UK nuclear policy is needed , with more consideration given to how techno - military , strategic and , to a lesser extent , political - normative developments are likely to fundamentally alter if not transform the nature of the future deterrence environment in which the UK will be acting.
DOI Link: 10.1080/03071847.2015.1102548
ISSN: 0307-1847
eISSN: 1744-0378
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © the authors, 2015. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License ( ), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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