Monday, January 19, 2009

The strategic move: dump Trident

"What seems so mistaken about Britain's present posture is what is wrong with our entire defence policy: it is a jumble of political expedients rather than a coherent strategy founded in rational analysis of security needs. The Tories have promised a defence review if they win the next election, and this is long overdue. My own instinct is that Trident should go. In the threadbare condition in which Britain will emerge from this economic crisis, it cannot afford such a large willy. Indeed, it will be lucky to have one at all." —Max Hastings

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