The Truth About Trident

The Truth About Trident


Disarming the Nuclear Argument

Timmon Milne Wallis

ISBN: 9781910745427

Binding: paperback

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The UK is one of nine states possessing nuclear weapons. Renewal of the Trident programme would extend Britain’s commitment to so-called nuclear ‘deterrence’ well into the second half of this century, despite treaty obligations and an ‘unequivocal undertaking’ to disarm. With more than 16,000 nuclear weapons stockpiled worldwide, the risk of one going off by accident or design is increasing every day.

Wallis in The Truth about Trident explores the issues Trident presents and raises questions like: what would be the impact of their use? How safe are they in the meantime? Are they really necessary? Can we afford them? Are there better alternatives? This book aims to peel back layers of confusion and deceit to reach the truth about Trident.


I have been opposed to Trident all my adult life – revolted by its presence in Scottish waters, infuriated by supporters who should know a lot better. Yet I have never been fully equipped to argue every point of my case for its cancellation – until reading this book. The Truth About Trident is a lucid, authoritative and vital instrument of peace.   Pat Kane