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Nuclear issue; Yourview.

READER Paul Hunter - Your View November 17 - seems unaware that if it were not for our nuclear deterrent A nuclear deterrent is the phrase used to refer to a country's nuclear weapons arsenal, when considered in the context of deterrence theory.

Deterrence theory holds that nuclear weapons are intended to deter other states from attacking with their nuclear weapons, through the
, this country would have been overrun by the USSR USSR: see Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  in the post-war years.

Nuclear power provides the only clean and reliable fuel to keep the lights on at the moment and until we devise a new source of energy or a way of making the wind blow 24/7 in one direction at a certain speed.

Mr Hunter should be grateful that nuclear power is there and keeping us all alive.

Alexander McKay, via email
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 18, 2009
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