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The United Kingdom"s independent strategic nuclear deterrent

Michael Codner

The United Kingdom"s independent strategic nuclear deterrent

observations on the 2006 White Paper and issues for the parliamentary debate

by Michael Codner

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Published by Royal United Services Institute in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nuclear weapons -- Great Britain,
  • Deterrence (Strategy),
  • Great Britain -- Military policy

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMichael Codner, Gavin Ireland and Lee Willett.
    SeriesWhitehall report -- 1-07
    ContributionsIreland, Gavin., Willett, Lee.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA647 .C568 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 17 p. ;
    Number of Pages17
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23198156M
    LC Control Number2009286305

      The United Kingdom is one of the five nuclear-weapon states officially recognized by the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. At one time, it fielded a wide variety of nuclear . nuclear weapons exist, NATO will remain a nuclear alliance. The supreme guarantee of the security of the Allies is provided by the strategic nuclear forces of the Alliance, particularly those of the United States; the independent strategic nuclear forces of the United Kingdom and France, which have a deterrent roleFile Size: KB.

    The future of the United Kingdom's nuclear Deterrent Article in The RUSI Journal (2) April with 8 Reads How we measure 'reads'. The United Kingdom’s Future Nuclear Deterrent: Update to Parliament The Strategic Defence and Security Review estimated that the programme is likely to independent nuclear deterrent capabilities, in full compliance with our international Size: KB.

    Britain ’s “dependent” nuclear deterrent. At least eight (and perhaps nine) states in the world now possess functional nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them. All of them, bar one, manufacture and maintain their own nuclear weapons and the means of delivering them. All of them, bar one, have complete control over the use of their systems. The core alliance that has bound the United Kingdom and the United States since Winston Churchill’s critical meeting with Franklin Roosevelt on board HMS Prince of Wales off Newfoundland on 10 August remains strong today. That alliance brought about a strategy that would lead to the demise of the Nazi tyranny, create the Atlantic Charter, and exchange vital intelligence at Bletchley.


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The United Kingdom"s independent strategic nuclear deterrent by Michael Codner Download PDF EPUB FB2

The strategic context for the deterrent has changed completely with the end of the Cold War, but nuclear weapons retain much of their salience. This Adelphi Paper argues that it makes sense to remain a nuclear power in an uncertain and nuclear-armed by: 4.

Volume I of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from to Written with full access to the UK documentary record, this volume examines how British governments after tried to build and then maintain an independent, nationally controlled strategic nuclear 5/5(1).

The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: Volume I: From the V-Bomber era to the coming of Polaris, (Government Official History Series): : Jones, Matthew: Books. 3 New from £/5(1). This Whitehall Reporthas been produced in response to the United Kingdom Government’s White Paper on the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent, published in December In this Whitehall Report, the authors explore what they consider to be the principal issues.

Get this from a library. The United Kingdom and nuclear deterrence. [Jeremy Stocker; International Institute for Strategic Studies.] -- In December the British government announced that within a few years it would need to take decisions about the future of Britain's strategic nuclear deterrent.

Exactly three years later, its. The strategic context for the deterrent has changed completely with the end of the Cold War, but nuclear weapons retain much of their salience.

This Adelphi Paper argues that it makes sense to remain a nuclear power in an uncertain and nuclear-armed world. The Independent Books which carries the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent replacement warhead programme in the United Kingdom whose nuclear deterrent plays an absolutely vital role in Nato.

Get this from a library. The future of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent. [Great Britain. Ministry of Defence.; Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office.] -- In this White Paper, the Government reaffirms its commitment to maintain Britain's independent nuclear capability by investing in a new generation of ballistic missile-carrying submarines and.

The United Kingdom’s future nuclear deterrent: The update to Parliament This report details the progress made on the Dreadnought submarine programme and other related programmes since the. Polaris and deterrent policy, February March 5.

The future nuclear programme and the cancellation of Blue Streak, December April 6. Skybolt, Polaris and the control of Western nuclear forces, March May 7. An arms race intensifies: ABM defence, nuclear testing, and the criteria of deterrence, January January 3/5(2).

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Book Description. Volume II of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from to Written with full access to the UK documentary record, Volume II examines the controversies that developed over nuclear policy following the arrival in office of a Labour.

The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent by Matthew Jones,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Book Description. Volume I of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from to Written with full access to the UK documentary record, this volume examines how British governments after tried to build and then maintain an independent, nationally controlled.

The United Kingdom is one of the five official nuclear weapon states under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and has an independent nuclear deterrent.

The UK has been estimated to have a stockpile of active nuclear warheads and nuclear warheads in fusion weapon test: 15 May   The United Kingdom’s independent nuclear deterrent remains right for our nation – for as long as the global security situation demands.

Thank you. Published 23 March @article{osti_, title = {The British nuclear deterrent}, author = {Malone, P}, abstractNote = {A detailed analysis is given of the development of British nuclear weapons and defense policy since Malone traces the British commitment to an independent nuclear deterrent from the decisions of the Atlee and Macmillan governments regarding the hydrogen bomb and Polaris program through.

The debate also saw the release of a RUSI Whitehall Report on the subject, titled ‘ The United Kingdom’s Independent Strategic Nuclear Deterrent: Observations on the White Paper and Issues for the Parliamentary Debate’.

The purpose of the RUSI debate was to provide a forum, in the run-up to the Parliamentary vote, for the discussion of issues central to the Government’s proposal. the United Kingdom’s Nuclear Deterrent which set out the Government’s goals and principle recommendations for replacing the UK’s nuclear deterrent beyond the s.

A debate and vote in the House of Commons on the general principle of whether the UK should retain a strategic nuclear deterrent beyond the life of the current system was. safer by giving up the deterrent and that our capacity to act would not be constrained by nuclear blackmail by others.

The Government believes that now, as in the Cold War, such an argument is misguided. We believe that an independent British nuclear deterrent is an essential part of our insurance against the uncertainties and risks of the Size: KB. ensure NATO’s nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure and effective.

Nuclear Forces Three NATO members - the United States, France and the United Kingdom – have nuclear weapons. The strategic forces of the Alliance, particularly those of the United States, are the supreme guarantee of the Alliance’s security.

The independent strategic nuclear.forces of the Alliance, particularly those of the United States; the independent nuclear forces of the United Kingdom and France, which have a deterrent role of their own, contribute to the overall deterrence and security of the Allies».

2.Volume II of The Official History of the UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent provides an authoritative and in-depth examination of the British government’s strategic nuclear policy from to Written with full access to the UK documentary record, Volume II examines the controversies that developed over nuclear policy following the arrival in office of a Labour government led by Harold 5/5(2).