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Foreign Policy Expert: Scottish Independence Raises Security Fears

By    |   Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 06:47 PM

If Scotland becomes independent from Great Britain, it raises "some serious national security concerns," says foreign policy expert Travis Korson of Frontiers of Freedom.

"Most of the nuclear weapons that the United Kingdom possess are housed in Scotland — both their traditional ones, land-based, as well as their nuclear submarines," Korson told Ed Berliner on "MidPoint" on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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"A lot of people have speculated that if Scotland were to gain independence, they would not be very likely to allow the United Kingdom to retain that lease on those bases," he explained. 

"For a period of time while they relocate their forces certainly degrade their nuclear capabilities [it would] leave a hole in that nuclear umbrella," he said.

The nuclear weapons kept in Scotland are property of the United States, which are currently being leased to the British government.

"I don’t want to see the United States unprepared, which is why it’s so important that we focus on our missile defense programs here in the United States," Korson added.

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If Scotland becomes independent from Great Britain, it raises "some serious national security concerns," says foreign policy expert Travis Korson of Frontiers of Freedom.
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