UK armed forces would be in independent Scotland for decades

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The UK’s armed forces would likely remain in Scotland for at least 20 years if the country became independent, the deputy director general of a leading defence think tank has said. Professor Malcolm Chalmers also said Trident could stay in an independent Scotland for more than a decade because of the difficulties in finding a new home for the nuclear deterrent. The deputy director general of the Royal United Services Institute was responding to the Scottish Government’s latest prospectus paper on independence.