What price nuclear blackmail?

General Sir Hugh Beach ‘What price nuclear blackmail?’ Blackaby Paper No 9, Abolition 2000 UK. Available by mail for £3.50

General Sir Hugh Beach challenges the doctrine of nuclear deterrence, arguing that nuclear weapons have never acted as a ‘credible’ deterrent. Citing several historical cases of conflicts in which nuclear weapons failed to play a strategic role, the paper criticises the UK’s commitment to maintaining nuclear weapons, and calls Trident ‘a White Elephant that is not worth its keep’.