Trident misfire spotlights the danger of fat fingers on nuclear buttons - The Guardian

HMS Vengeance, pictured returning to Faslane, Scotland, 2007, is one of the Royal Navy submarines that carries the Trident ballistic missile. Photograph: Tam McDonald/British Ministry of Defence/EPA. Trident ...

Trident whistleblower tells RT he 'witnessed 4 unreported missile test failures' - RT

Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly leaked details about a number of serious test fire issues aboard Britain's Trident nuclear submarine fleet a whole year before the June 2016 misfire that sent a missile careening towards the US. McNeilly ...

The real reason why Trident's missile fiasco is so scary for politicians - The Conversation UK

Nick Ritchie has previously received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. He is a member of the British Pugwash Group, the British International Studies Association, and the Royal United ...

Committee chair attacks government for Trident malfunction secrecy - The Guardian

The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, 'did not feel he could usefully add anything to what he has previously said', according to Lewis. Photograph: PA. Trident. Committee chair attacks government for Trident malfunction secrecy. Julian Lewis MP ...

Faulty Trident missile 'may have been heading for Florida', expert warns - Mirror.co.uk

A faulty Trident missile fired by a Royal Navy nuclear submarine may have been heading for Florida, a military expert warned today. The £17million unarmed weapon could have been on course for the Sunshine State, MPs were told. And it is “reasonably ...

Trident is dangerous – and not for the reasons you think - New Statesman

Fixating on Trident is like replacing the guest bathroom while your own toilet flush doesn't work. Sign up to the Staggers Morning Call email *. By Julia Rampen · Print HTML. Backing Trident is supposed to make a politician look hard, realistic and ...

Is there a problem with Britain's nuclear deterrent? - New Europe

Anti Trident protesters demonstrate outside the House of Commons in central London, Britain, 18 July 2016. Reports on 18 July 2016 state that British Members of Parliament are to vote in Parliament on whether the British nuclear weapons programme ...

Trident: Barack Obama administration asked David Cameron to keep failed nuclear missile test launch secret - The Independent

The United States asked David Cameron's government to keep details of the alleged failed Trident missile test launch secret, according to reports. American technology was to blame for the problems in the June 2016 test and Barack Obama's administration ...

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon accused of 'secrecy' over Trident test - ChronicleLive

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US 'asked Cameron to keep botched Trident missile launch a SECRET over fears about its own missiles' - Daily Mail

Theresa May last night faced fresh accusations of a cover-up over the Trident nuclear weapons system as American officials confirmed that a missile test ended in failure. Just as Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon was refusing to tell Parliament any ...

Theresa May and Sir Michael Fallon at centre of Trident cover-up that sent rogue missile on way to Florida - Scottish Daily Record

The cover-up happened just a month before a Commons vote on renewing the nuclear deterrent. Share. ByTorcuil Crichton. 06:00, 24 JAN 2017. News. Theresa May and Sir Michael Fallon covered up the incident (Photo: PA). Share. by Taboola by Taboola.

Does America's Most Deadly Nuclear Missile Have a Big Problem? - The National Interest Online (blog)

What caused a British-operated Trident II D5 submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) to go off course? British media reports that a Trident II SLBM launched from HMS Vengeance—a Vanguard-class boomer—went drastically off target this past June.

US urged Britain to keep Trident blunder secret - The Times (subscription)

The US government asked Britain to keep details of a botched nuclear missile test secret, a source told The Times. Officials from the Obama administration asked David Cameron's government not to comment on the malfunction during a test of the Trident ...

"Errant missile" launch would have been from near Cape - Florida Today

The Sunday Times of London reported over the weekend that an unarmed ballistic missile launched from a British submarine last June experienced a malfunction and headed toward Florida rather than toward open waters off the coast of Africa. All such ...

Fallon's Trident misfire is one from the Alternative Facts playbook - The Guardian

Tories out in force to protect their man by congratulating him on refusing to admit that what had happened had happened. Michael Fallon. Absolutely nothing happened, Michael Fallon insisted. But if it did, it all went wonderfully well. Photograph: PA.

Why a Trident Missile Test Is Rocking British Politics - New York Times

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain at a regional cabinet meeting on Monday in Runcorn, England. Credit Pool photo by Stefan Rousseau. LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain found herself in political hot water on Monday over reports that an ...

Michael Fallon accused of keeping MPs in dark over Trident failure - The Guardian

Michael Fallon was accused of keeping parliament in the dark about last June's failed Trident weapons test, as he refused to confirm reports that a malfunctioning missile with the potential to carry a nuclear warhead was forced to self-destruct in mid ...

Britain's Theresa May tight lipped over Trident missile test - euronews

Theresa May is coming under increasing pressure to divulge more details about what happened during a Trident missile test last June. So far, the British prime minister has refused to deny or confirm if the missile misfired after it was reported that it ...

Fallon rejects missile misfire towards US, says nuke deterrent is fine - Press TV

Britain rejects reports that a missile was misfired, possibly towards the United States, during a test of its nuclear weapons last year. On Monday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon hit back at a Sunday Times article, making the allegation, yet ...

Watch Britain's Defence Secretary refuse 30 TIMES to say if Trident missile test failed - Mirror.co.uk

In a farcical hour of questions, Michael Fallon refused over and over to say if a nuclear missile test failed. Watch the toe-curling video in full. Share; Comments. ByBen GlazeDan BloomLauren AnthonyRachel Wood. 20:13, 23 JAN 2017; Updated 20:22, ...