Britain's Bomb: What Next?

Paperback | July 11, 2011

EditorBrian Wicker, Hugh Beach

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These timely and important essays about the renewal of Trident expose the deep divisions between those who think that nuclear weapons can be eliminated globally, those who do not and those still sitting on the fence.'BRUCE KENT, PEACE CAMPAIGNERBritain's Bomb: What Next? is a book for every Christian concerned about the actions of the current government in relation to the future defence of the country. The decision of whether or not to replace Trident, the nuclear weapon system created in the cold war era, has to be taken before the next general election. Currently the Labour government look likely to support replacing the nuclear capacity of the UK, despite the prime minister's own acknowledged religious beliefs, and the many formidable reasons against such a decision. These are not only political questions, but strategic and ethical questions too. There is no timetable in place from the current government to table the debate and campaigners and lobbyists fear the decision will be made "internally" and will be quietly passed through. A public debate around the issues needs to begin now. This book presents advice and opinion from experts across a range of different disciplines on the question of the future of Britain's nuclear weapons.Brian Wicker is Chair of the Council on Christian.Approaches to Defence and Disarmament. He has been in opposition to nuclear weapons for nearly fifty years, and has contributed to several CCADD books dealing with just war and related topics.General Sir Hugh Beach saw active service in France and Java, and was awarded the Military Cross. He later rose to become Master General of the Ordnance. After leaving the army he ran St. George's House, Windsor Castle for several years. He has worked tirelessly since then in the justice and peace field, especially with various Christian organisations, and has numerous publications to his name. He was Director of the Council for Arms Control 1986-89, and is currently Vice-Chairman of CCADD.

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These timely and important essays about the renewal of Trident expose the deep divisions between those who think that nuclear weapons can be eliminated globally, those who do not and those still sitting on the fence.'BRUCE KENT, PEACE CAMPAIGNERBritain's Bomb: What Next? is a book for every Christian concerned about the actions of the ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.48 inPublished:July 11, 2011Publisher:Hymns Ancient and Modern LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0334040965

ISBN - 13:9780334040965

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