A meeting was held last month between Scottish government officials and Nato to discuss membership of the alliance in the event of independence.
The talks were held at Nato’s headquarters in Brussels. Continue reading
DEFENCE ministers have admitted the UK has been forced to pull out of key Nato naval defence groups in a sign of just how stretched the Royal Navy has become.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has acknowledged it has not provided a frigate or destroyer for Nato’s maritime group defending the North and East Atlantic since 2009. Continue reading
Britain’s leaders are examining proposals to claim sovereignty over the military base in Scotland which houses its Trident nuclear deterrent if the Scottish people vote for independence next year, the Guardian reported Thursday.
The Scottish National Party (SNP), which leads the Scottish Parliament, has promised to get rid of all nuclear weapons if it secures a ‘yes’ vote in the independence referendum which will take place in September 2014. Continue reading