General Sir Hugh Beach ‘The End of Nuclear Sharing? US Nuclear Weapons in Europe’ (December 2009) RUSI Journal, Vol 154 (6). Read a short summary
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Report of the Working Group on the Management of Separated Plutonium in the UK (November 2009), based on the findings of its working group set up in 2008 to explore options for the management of separated plutonium in the UK.
‘The validity of the rationale for UK’s possession of nuclear weapons’ (January 2009) Professor Robert Hinde argues that “the basic reasons that have been given for retaining or improving our nuclear weaponry have remained surprisingly similar across the years”. Read the article
Field Marshal Lord Bramall, General Lord Ramsbotham, General Sir Hugh Beach (member BPG Executive Committee) ‘UK does not need a nuclear deterrent: Nuclear weapons must not be seen to be vital to the secure defence of self-respecting nations’. Letter, The Times 16 January 2009.
Robert Hinde, Ending War: A Recipe (December 2008) “Not this year, not in my lifetime, perhaps in yours, and with a strong probability in my grandchildren’s lifetimes, war will be seen as an unacceptable way of settling disputes between states. The aim of this book is to hasten the day.”
Joseph Rotblat’s Would-Be Advice to the New President (November 2008) uses quotes from Rotblat to demonstrate the need for leadership on nuclear weapons issues from the next US president. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, web edition, 4 November 2008