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Myth of nuclear independence exposed

On the eve of the first Defence Committee hearing into the future of the strategic deterrent a new report shows how dependent Britain\'s nuclear weapo ns have been on US support. The study by Dan Plesch is published by the Foreign Policy Centre. It argues that most of the discussion on the replacement of Trident is based on the false premise that the UK has an independent nuclear weapon. Analysing both the history of Britain\'s involvement with nuclear weapons and the current system the report concludes that Trident should not be replaced and should be phased out now. The Future of Britain\'s WMD