- Published on Thursday, 24 March 2016 14:45
The Trident renewal programme is not only politically controversial; it is also in a state of chaos. Throughout its first nine years this huge and very expensive project has been badly managed. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) have significantly downplayed the true cost and underestimated how long it will take to build nuclear-armed submarines. Among other things, a serious defect found at the submarine prototype reactor in Dounreay in 2012 has disrupted the Navy’s nuclear plans and staff shortages are compounding the problems of this troubled project.
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- Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 14:26
Ever wondered who controls NATO and for what purpose, or why the military alliance has been rapidly expanded since the Cold War ended over 20 years ago? Or what is really going on in Ukraine - is it just the fault of the interfering Russians? And despite its defensive language why has NATO been involved in wars on 3 continents over the past 15 years? Indeed, is it possible to be a NATO member and not get drawn into NATO missions in places like Afghanistan? And what is the link between NATO and the EU?
You can find the answers to these and many other questions in this new report.
- Published on Thursday, 16 July 2015 13:39
The case for a Scottish Defence Diversification Agency
This new report from the STUC and Scottish CND draws attention to the shift in the balance of global power from the uni-polar world to a multi-polar world making Britain’s nuclear weapons system seem increasingly irrelevant, the lack of a credible ‘target’ or military rationale for Britain’s’ nuclear weapons system seem increasingly irrelevant, the lack of a credible ‘target; or military rationale for Britain’s nuclear weapons system and growing support from the nations and peoples of the world for a global ban on these weapons.