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Originally posted by BlackProjects
In the UK would they be allowed to transport Nukes on roads? It didn't sound like it was military necessarily. Strange.. We do know US is doubling troops in Afghanistan.
There are also occasional movements of what are known as Special Nuclear Materials. These include convoys, probably of nuclear warhead parts or of complete warheads, between AWE Aldermaston, near Newbury, and RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, from where they are flown to the United States. (usually to Dover Air Force Base in New York State). This traffic is highly secret - so much so that the Ministry of Defence will not even admit its existence. The convoys are much smaller and usually consist of one or two large, dark blue armoured trucks with police escorts in Transits and Range Rovers.
The US military has been using Britain's atomic weapons factory to carry out research into its own nuclear warhead programme, according to evidence seen by the Guardian. US defence officials said that "very valuable" warhead research has taken place at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston in Berkshire as part of an ongoing and secretive deal between the British and American governments. The Ministry of Defence admitted it is working with the US on the UK's "existing nuclear warhead stockpile and the range of replacement options that might be available" but declined to give any further information. Last night, opposition MPs called for a full parliamentary inquiry into the extent of the collaboration at Aldermaston and campaign groups warned any such deal was in breach of international law. They added that it also undermined Britain's claim to have an independent nuclear weapons programme and meant British taxpayers were effectively subsidising America's nuclear programme.