This report explores the many controversies and problems involving the Trident renewal programme. Trident is a huge and very expensive project which has been badly managed. The Ministry of Defence have also significantly downplayed Trident’s true cost and underestimated how long it will take to build nuclear-armed submarines.
This report argues that successive UK governments have deceived the public by pretending Trident was a British bomb when it is actually American.
An exploration of the likely outcomes for the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons programme, if Scotland were to vote for independence in 2014.
A study of the humanitarian consequences of a nuclear attack by one Trident submarine on likely primary targets in and around Moscow.
This report examines the “damage criteria” used by the MOD in planning the UK’s nuclear weapons programme and more recent replacements, and how a desire for particular weapons systems has reshaped the amount of damage considered acceptable.
A landmark report examining potential alternative UK nuclear weapons bases if Faslane became unavailable following Scottish independence. It demonstrates that there would be no meaningful alternative – suggesting that Independence could hold the key to unravelling the whole of the UK’s nuclear programme.
A practical guide to deactivating and dismantling the Scottish-based Trident nuclear weapon system.
John’s contribution to this study explores the UK’s nuclear weapon modernization programme. He discusses the status of the UK’s nuclear forces, the timescale and costs of replacing Trident, relevant international law, and the domestic political debate on nuclear issues.
An analysis of the depth of collaboration between US and UK in nuclear weapon research and fabrication, and its legality under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
This report provides a comprehensive review of the future of the UK’s nuclear weapons. It identifies and clarifies key issues from an abolitionist perspective, bringing together technical information on Trident and nuclear planning systems.
A report on the status of Britain’s nuclear weapons, including: targeting plans, the impact nuclear use would have on the Moscow area, and the legal implications of nuclear use. The UK’s ‘sub-strategic’ nuclear capability is also discussed.
Examines plans for a series of new nuclear weapons production facilities at AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield.
An assessment of the radiation risks associated with the UK Trident programme.
Discusses nuclear reactor defects on board the UK’s submarines, including those armed with nuclear missiles, and the Royal Navy’s inadequate response.
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