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No Compromise on British Nuclear Subs

Britain will not be scaling back the number of its nuclear submarines in the near-term future, according to the Ministry of Defence, but will continue to keep the possibility under review.

Speaking to the BBC, Secretary of Defence Dr. Liam Fox addressed the controversial Trident programme in response to the perceived uncertainty about its future.

Previously, Dr. Fox had indicated that there may have been cause and opportunity to reduce the fleet from four to three as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) undertaken last year, but has since affirmed that detailed assessment does not allow for such a cutback without jeopardizing national security.

“If you reduce the number, you take an increased risk in your ability to deploy that deterrent at all times,” said Fox.

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