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Lib Dems Trident review

Britain can maintain a credible nuclear deterrent without a like-for-like replacement of its Trident submarine fleet, a review by the Liberal Democrats has concluded, putting the party at odds with their Conservative coalition partners.

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Alexander: Britain's security will not be compromised

Liberal Democrat Cabinet Minister Danny Alexander said the Liberal Democrats' review of alternatives to Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent will not "compromise national security".

In a move which could put his party at odds with its Conservative coalition partners, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury admitted Britain faces a "big decision in 2016" over alternatives to the current weapon system.

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