Stevie Jarron wrote:
There are lots of papers out there that suggest that without direct US approval we couldn't launch. The US can just switch off the targetting satelittes that Trident uses and the things would drop from the sky. They only "let" us have them so they don't look bad on their own. So it's not an independent capability as it is sold to the UK tax payer.
Here's the Indie backing this theory up.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bring-back-american-nukes-us-involvement-in-trident-means-theyre-already-here-10318514.html