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Trident replacement and UK nuclear deterrence requirements in a uncertain future

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posted on 21.10.2015, 10:47 by Andrew J. Futter
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.

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The RUSI Journal, 2015, 160 (5), pp. 60-67

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/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/Department of Politics and International Relations

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The RUSI Journal

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Taylor & Francis

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0307-1847

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1744-0378

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02/10/2015

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2015

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18/11/2015

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http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03071847.2015.1102548

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en

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