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Trident: how independent is Britain’s nuclear deterrent?

Not very

By David Patrikarakos  

HMS Vengeance in Plymouth. HMS Vengeance is one of Britain's four Vanguard-class submarines, which carry the Trident ballistic missile

On 20th June 2016 the British submarine, HMS Vengeance launched a nuclear missile off the coast of Florida.It was aimed at Ascension Island in the southern Atlantic, but instead veered in the opposite direction toward the US. It was a test; it failed.

The Tories now face criticism from Labour as well as from the SNP and senior members of their own party for not making details of the test malfunction public…

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