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Independence and defence – Scotland the brave tackles Trident

Scotland will go to the polls on 18 September 2014 to vote on whether to break away from the rest of the United Kingdom and become a sovereign state. In the event of a "yes" vote, there will be a significant shift in defence provision and expenditure across the former UK, not least the submarine-based Trident nuclear deterrent, which is currently operated out of the Faslane complex on the River Clyde on the west coast of Scotland.

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