According to a comprehensive, revised strategy outlined by the UK government on Tuesday, the UK is shifting a decade of restricting its own military nuclear capability and increasing the amount of nuclear explosive charges that can be maintained instead.
The 114-page document writes MDI with a long-term strategic package United Kingdom In some situations, the use of non-nuclear weapons may be considered in the event of a catastrophe.
The draft recalls that in 2010 the then British government decided to reduce the number of nuclear tariffs from 225 to 180 by the middle of the 2020s. However, according to the strategic plan presented on Tuesday afternoon, considering the technical and theoretical threats to the current direction of change in the security environment, it is no longer possible to implement the control plan a decade ago.
So the British government did not want to reduce it, but decided to raise the upper limit on the number of nuclear tariffs that could be maintained in the military to 260.
The strategic article states that Britain will retain its four submarines with the capability of an independent British nuclear strike, and that at least one of them will always patrol the world’s seas.
According to the draft, the British government will pursue a policy of “deliberately maintaining uncertainty” over when, how, and to what extent it will consider the use of nuclear weapons, but in a changing light the general security and technical environment that extends this policy, and the number of nuclear charges and missiles in service Data will no longer be published.
This uncertainty makes it difficult for potential occupiers to make calculations, reducing the risk of deliberate use of nuclear weapons by those seeking the benefits of the first possible strike, thus contributing to military stability according to the UK Government’s integrated strategic plan.
The document states that the UK will not use – or threaten – nuclear weapons against countries that do not have nuclear weapons and are parties to the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty. However, the UK Government reserves the right to reconsider this commitment if the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, including chemical and biological strike capabilities or other emerging technologies with comparable effects, arises in the future.
According to the strategic study, Russia is the biggest direct threat to the UK in the Euro-Atlantic region, but the scope for terrorist and other extremist groups is likely to expand to other parts of the world, especially in Africa and the Middle East. East. The document also states that by 2030, a terrorist group could carry out a successful attack with chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear weapons.