Dumping Trident would be dangerous
As independence vote looms, defence concerns are voiced.
Former Sea Lord warns Scotland that dumping Trident would be ‘dangerous’
By Lynsey Bews
Plans to remove Trident from an independent Scotland would “add a dangerous period of destabilisation” to the UK’s nuclear defence posture, while a Yes vote would be “deeply worrying” for the country’s allies in Scandinavia and the Baltic, a former defence chief has warned.
Admiral Sir Mark Stanhope has written an open letter to Alex Salmond restating his concerns about independence in relation to the country’s defences.
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