The UK government should cancel plans to replace Trident nuclear weapons to help prevent humanity toppling “over the edge into a nuclear annihilation abyss,” says a former nuclear submarine commander. Rob Forsyth, who commanded nuclear-armed and nuclear-powered submarines in the 1970s for the Royal Navy, now thinks that Westminster’s case for keeping Trident on the Clyde is practically, legally and morally indefensible. The notion that the UK has an independent nuclear deterrent is “no more than national hubris” and conventional military capability is being “sacrificed” to preserve Trident, he argues. The government’s current nuclear stance puts submarine commanders “in legal jeopardy”, he warns.
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