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Blair to signal possible cuts to nuclear fleet

Prime Minister Tony Blair is prepared to concede on cuts to Britain’s nuclear deterrent when his government publishes plans on the ageing missile system’s future, the Financial Times said. The business daily said that, as expected, Blair would commission a straight submarine-based replacement for the US-built Trident weapons system when the plans are announced on Monday. But he will say that the number of Royal Navy Vanguard-class submarines that carry the missiles could be reduced from the current four to three and that Britain will cut the 200 nuclear warheads stockpiled. Full Story

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