A new report from one of the many "thinktanks" has suggested that the Government should not replace Trident, but use the money to "revitalise" the Armed Forces. BBC News - Replacing Trident makes no sense, Centreforum argues It further suggests that the UK "retain" the ability to manuafacture nuclear weapons should we need to build them in the future....a sort of "fitted for but not with". I'll be the heretic here, I strongly believe that the Trident subs not be replaced, however, I do belive that we need a nuclear deterrent. My suggestion is, therefore, that the RN be releived of it's CAS policy when the current subs come to the end of their lives and we then move to a much cheaper, land based missile system. Let's be honest about it, the risks from a surprise first strike by one of the major powers has dimished significantly, to the point that our missile on the subs are, reportedly, detargetted. If that's the case, why not move to a land based system and save lots of the dosh?