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Decision makers

Title
Decision makers
Genre
Interview; Documentary
TX Date
5 Apr 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:20:09
Description
First part of a study of Britain’s new nuclear deterrent, the Trident Submarine Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System. Paul Maurice discusses reasons why the government spent £10,000,000,000 on replacing four Polaris submarines, and presents the case for and against Trident. With contributions from Lord Lewin, Peter Lewin; Phil Williams, Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House; Michael Heseltine, Defence Secretary; Sir John Nott, former Defence Secretary. Engineer: Colin Clements.
Contributors
Michael Heseltine; Colin Clements; John Nott; Paul Maurice; Terence Lewin
Keywords
Nuclear weapons; Defence policy; Nuclear warfare; Missiles; Submarines; National defence

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