Rear Admiral John Gower examines the deterrent issues arising from a future secession of Scotland and its likely desire for subsequent independent accession to the EU and NATO. A full and frank debate about the impact of Scottish secession on the UK’s nuclear deterrent is necessary to avoid significant negative implications for Euro-Atlantic security.
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The risks of miscalculation or unwanted escalation connected with nuclear signalling failure are higher than they have been for decades and are rising. Rear Admiral John Gower urges that proactive effort is required to reverse this trend.
John Gower argues that in an era of strategic uncertainty the UK Parliament must act and approve the main investment decision necessary to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent. Numerous reviews support its validity and it remains a significant pillar of the western security system.