British Nuclear Missile Misfires—Again

A nuclear-capable Trident missile failed and crashed into waters near the Royal Navy vessel that launched it during a test last month off the coast of Florida.

An anonymous source said, “It left the submarine, but it just went plop, right next to them.”

Costly plop: The tests, which are partially used to demonstrate military capability, are few and far between: Each one costs approximately $21.5 million. A Trident also misfired in 2016.

The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense assured the public that the failure was “event specific, and therefore there are no implications for the reliability of the wider Trident missile systems and stockpile. The UK’s nuclear deterrent remains safe, secure and effective.”

Exposed weakness: Whether or not it was an anomaly, the misfire reminds Britain, its allies and its enemies that Britannia no longer “rules the waves.”

“It’s an indication of a lack of credible commitments to keeping the Navy in tier 1 form,” internal affairs expert Greg Swenson said in an interview with wion. “[I]t points to the bigger issues. … The only tier 1 militaries in the West right now are the [United States] and France. I think the UK is looking more like Germany and Italy.”

Implications: Britain’s military decline also affects its historic ally, the United States, even as its own military and economy are stretched thin. Over the past two centuries, British and American forces have brought comparative stability and peace to much of the world. But the Bible prophesied what would happen to that power.

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