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The reality is that the UK doesn't have the skills needed to design effective warheads and missiles without US help, and can't afford an independent design program.

If the US for some reason stopped supplying its closest ally and one believes the Brits are terminally incompetent in missile technology, Britain can certainly find another partner to help them. One need just look south of the Channel.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 06:52:35 AM EST
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That would be politically inexpedient.

Buying stuff to blow shit up from the US is robust, manly and entirely to be admired. Buying it from the frogs would an appalling admission of erectile political failure.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Jul 15th, 2009 at 08:56:34 AM EST
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