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Trident nuclear weapons 'in UK's national interest'

It is in the UK's national interest to keep the Trident nuclear weapons system, a group of former ministers, diplomats and generals have argued.

Maintaining a nuclear capability could help deter threats to the UK's security in future, the report by The Trident Commission concluded.

But they said continuous patrols could be relaxed while the UK must also show it is serious about working towards further international disarmament.

Carole Walker reports.

  • 01 Jul 2014
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