Britain could use ‘nuclear weapons as a first strike’

In this file picture, the Union Flag, commonly known as the Union Jack, flutters in the wind before the Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst

 

During an interview on Britain’s “Today” program on BBC Radio 4, Fallon was asked in what type of scenario would Britain consider using nuclear weapons as a preemptive strike option, he replied: “In the most extreme circumstances, we’ve made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike.”

“They are better not specified or described, which would only give comfort to our enemies and make the deterrent less credible,” he said.

“The whole point about the deterrent is you’ve got to leave uncertainty in the mind of anybody who might be thinking of using weapons against this country.”

“We use the deterrent every single day. That’s what it does. It deters day and night. Every single day of every single year. We have a nuclear submarine out there as our deterrent, as our protection. “

Full article: Britain could use ‘nuclear weapons as a first strike’ (TruNews)

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