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Britain and France may share nuclear deterrent

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/09/2010

John Lichfield and Kim Sengupta

"The possibility of a "shared" UK-French nuclear deterrent is set to be on the agenda of a summit between David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy in London this autumn.

"A politically explosive proposal for joint Franco-British nuclear-submarine patrols - an idea sunk without trace in the recent past - has been brought back to the surface by the draconian defence cuts in both countries.

"Although talks are still at a preliminary stage, officials in Paris say that the idea is one possibility for cost-saving military co-operation which is likely to be discussed by the Prime Minister and the President at the annual Franco-British summit in London in early November."

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" Britain and France may share nuclear deterrent", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2010. Consulté le 28/02/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/britain-and-france-may-share-nuclear-deterrent