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Ministry of Defence reviews command arrangements to sort out nuclear weapons “mess”

Senior civil servants have handed David Cameron proposals to radically reshape the way in which the UK's nuclear weapons programme is managed, following a confidential review undertaken by  the Ministry of Defence.

UK announces reduction in operationally deployed warhead capability

The UK has reduced numbers of its operationally available nuclear warheads and deployed Trident missiles, reaching a “key milestone” which, according to Ministers, demonstrates the UK's “continued leadership” within the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Trident replacement programme 'on target' as spending passes £1.2 billion

Spending to date on the programme to replace the submarines which carry the UK's Trident nuclear weapons has now reached a total of £1.24 billion, according to an annual progress report published by the Ministry of Defence.

UK military expenditure set to fall below NATO target of two per cent

A new study by the Royal United Services Institute indicates that Britain's defence spending will for the first time fall below a NATO target of 2 per cent of GDP in 2015 – at the same time that the government is urging other European nations to meet the target.

European Union updates nuclear safety rules

The European Union has formally adopted new laws aimed at tightening safety standards and improving the regulation of nuclear facilities in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Obama approves renewal of secret US-UK nuclear weapons agreement

A controversial treaty which allows the transfer of nuclear weapons technology between the USA and the UK has been given top-level go-ahead for renewal for a further ten years.

US - UK nuclear co-operation agreement undermines global non-proliferation efforts

A controversial agreement which allows nuclear weapons technology to be shared between the United States of America and the United Kingdom undermines global non-proliferation efforts and should be reformed to make it relevant to work aimed at preventing the spread of nuclear weapons.

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