European Military Outlook if Scotland Votes ‘Yes’

Posted September 18, 2014 at 5:10am

Stars and Stripes reports that “Britain will have to seek alternative locations for its nuclear submarines should Scotland vote for independence Thursday if NATO is to maintain a nuclear deterrent with more than just U.S. firepower.”  

Britain has no existing infrastructure capable of meeting the security requirements for hosting nuclear warheads and the submarines that can fire them except for the Scottish base in Faslane, experts say.”  

“’The problem is, there are no easy alternatives,’ said Angus Ross, a retired Royal Navy commander and professor at the U.S. Naval War College.”