Telegraph: "Labour ditches Trident Pledge"

"Nobody can trust a word they say and as they are dragged kicking and screaming to face the electorate they will say anything to save themselves."


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Why not do away with Trident and invest a good slice of the savings to increase the number of SSN's, so that we have a Submarine force more capable of defending the Countries interests?
Isn't it marvellous? As with other types of vessel, expensive COEIAs (Cost & Operational Effectiveness Investment Appraisals) and other studies are conducted over many years to ascertain that four is the minimum number of SSBNs required to guarantee the constant availability of at least one for operations (taking into account the cycle of refits, other maintenance, weapons trials, work-ups, general training and unforeseen circumstances such as accidents and breakdowns). Then some politician comes along and witters, "I'm sure we can make do with three".

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