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Introduction
Chapter 1|Security Threats and Nuclear Policies
Five levels of nuclear danger
What is the use of Trident?
Deterrence
Nuclear deterrence for biological or chemical weapons?
Sub-strategic use
Pre-emption and the UK’s negative security assurance
Chapter 2|Options for Extending Nuclear Reliance
2.1 Like-for-like direct replacement of Trident
Costs and nuclear liabilities
Decommissioning
Funding already committed
Defence industrial strategy
Trident’s dependency on the United States
US-UK Mutual Defence Agreement
The Scottish question
2.2 Trident Lite – scaling back nuclear deployments
Reducing size and operations – the 1998 Strategic Defence Review
Questioning continuous at-sea patrols
2.3 Adapting smaller submarines to carry nuclear weapons
2.4 More ‘flexible’ nuclear weapons
2.4.1 Submarine-launched cruise missiles
2.4.2 Air-launched cruise missiles
2.4.3 Other air-launched nuclear options
2.4.4 Develop own missiles or collaborate with France
2.5 Service extension
Harmonising with US procurement cycle
Delaying irrevocable procurement decisions
Chapter 3|A Future Without Nuclear Weapons
Alternative futures
Slow proliferation
Fast proliferation
Sustainable non-proliferation
Phase I: Taking the lead
Democratic decision-making and laying the groundwork
Phase II: Devaluing nuclear weapons
Phase III: Building A Nuclear Free World
Constructing political will
Stigmatising the use and threat of use of nuclear weapons
Confidence-building measures
Decommissioning weapons and materials: safety and security first
Technical Preparations and Verification
Phase IV: International negotiations
What would be the desired legal infrastructure?
Chapter 4|Strengthening International and Non-Proliferation Law
Legal obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation regime
Use and threat of use of nuclear weapons
Chapter 5|The Need for a Comprehensive Review
Costs and opportunity costs
Why the rush?
Take time for informed, public debate
The need for accountable decision-making
Public opinion
Old assumptions need to be re-examined
Targeting nuclear weapons
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