From British daily The Morning Star:
Top brass say junk ‘useless’ nukes
(Friday 16 January 2009)
by DANIEL COYSH
The vast sums being spent on replacing the ageing submarine-based missile system could be better spent on conventional weapons, which are more urgently needed by the armed forces, they argued.
Former head of the armed forces Field Marshal Lord Bramall, backed by retired army generals Lord Ramsbotham and Sir Hugh Beach, explained that “the so-called independent deterrent cannot be seen as independent of the United States in any meaningful sense.”
They noted that Trident “relies on the United States for the provision and regular servicing of the D5 missiles.