(Original post by Hippysnake)
This isn't about Israel. I couldn't give less of a **** about them if I tried. I'm talking about our own backyard.
But its the same threat that Israel face.
Israel are scared stiff by Iran having nukes because they think the Iranians would nuke them and not give too hoots about getting nuked back as it would be a grand scale suicide mission.
Trident isn't a nuclear shield, all it is is a retaliatory weapon, so it's only useful against other rational actors. The Soviet Union and China come into that category, but fundamentalist Islamic governments don't