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    Can We Afford Trident?

    Or maybe the question is - Can We afford Not To Buy IT?

    With mega serious financial problems I would submit that we are a small nation who can no longer afford the luxury of our own independent nuclear deterrent. We need to admit that and spend the money elsewhere.

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    No we cant afford Trident.The cold war is over we no longer need a nuclear deterent.

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwalker View Post
    No we cant afford Trident.The cold war is over we no longer need a nuclear deterent.
    Agreed 100%.
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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    Quote Originally Posted by Streetwalker View Post
    No we cant afford Trident.The cold war is over we no longer need a nuclear deterent.
    The Cold War may be over, but there are new potential and actual threats to world peace, in the form of N.Korea and Iran, to name the two most obvious. Whether we need to buy Trident for our own security is open to debate. Certainly we can't afford it.

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    I personally don't see the point in it, the only reason to hang onto it is to fool ourselves into think we are still a world power, we arent. It's an unnecessary expense, there are already more than enough nukes with our allies to warrant keeping ours during a time of belt tightening. Later on when we have paid off all our debts and we feel the need to be able to have nukes again then we can always re-arm.
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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    Quote Originally Posted by ryoden View Post
    I personally don't see the point in it, the only reason to hang onto it is to fool ourselves into think we are still a world power, we arent. It's an unnecessary expense, there are already more than enough nukes with our allies to warrant keeping ours during a time of belt tightening. Later on when we have paid off all our debts and we feel the need to be able to have nukes again then we can always re-arm.
    Heard nothing from the coalition on this. Is defence spending under review overall, which might include trident?

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    I don't want anymore disscussion on this , If we lose Trident we will be raped by china , the chinese soldiers will be here tomorow raping your children , no joke.

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    Major , North Korea got its reactor from the US North Korea’s Nukes: Paid For By The U.S. Government and Iran has does not have sufficiently enriched uranium to create nukes , the americans just want to invade , why should iran not have peaceful nuclear power?

    Another step forward for the NWO world government , I bet if you are at war you wont worry anbout the bankers taking your pension , A war is like the globalists emptying the slot machine at the end of a days work.

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    I dont know much about Trident apart from what I read in this article BBC News - Trident missile factfile If your into missiles, they sound very impressive, 8 X the power of Hiroshima and accurate to a few feet. Unfortunally they are not made by us, the reserve stock is not under our control and by treaty as a condition of sale, since adopting the polaris misslie the USA, through Nato tells us when and where our government can deploy them. (The BBC does not tell you this.) This weapon system we pay for, may be brilliant, but evidentlly if ever there is a conflict of interest this system is not ours to use in our defence as we see fit.

    Talk about a capatalist will sell you the rope to hang you with. In the current economic climate we are told that massive quatities $ and Euros are now held by countries that only a short time ago were enemies. It strikes me, they now have the the means to buy our defence companies with our own money.

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    Re: Can We Afford Trident?

    Quote Originally Posted by R Burgess View Post
    I dont know much about Trident apart from what I read in this article BBC News - Trident missile factfile If your into missiles, they sound very impressive, 8 X the power of Hiroshima and accurate to a few feet. Unfortunally they are not made by us, the reserve stock is not under our control and by treaty as a condition of sale, since adopting the polaris misslie the USA, through Nato tells us when and where our government can deploy them. (The BBC does not tell you this.) This weapon system we pay for, may be brilliant, but evidentlly if ever there is a conflict of interest this system is not ours to use in our defence as we see fit.

    Talk about a capatalist will sell you the rope to hang you with. In the current economic climate we are told that massive quatities $ and Euros are now held by countries that only a short time ago were enemies. It strikes me, they now have the the means to buy our defence companies with our own money.
    I found the BBC article very useful. In particular it emphasised that Trident is but one of the weapons arsenal available to us. I don't believe we can afford a submarine based weapons system at this juncture.

    Of course we may be too far down the procurement path to cut costs immediately, but we need to make the decision that submarine based systems are unnecessary right now.

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