This Whitehall Paper is an examination of the problems facing the US aerospace industry - an industry which has dominated world markets since the Second World War and whose technological and industrial power has helped to underpin Western defence capabilities.
The United Kingdom, United States, and France are approaching a time at which important, but difficult decisions will have to be taken over the future of their national nuclear deterrents. Just as each nation faces a unique set of questions and challenges, each nation responds to them in a unique manner.
The 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) that provides the foundation for ongoing UK-US nuclear warhead collaboration is due to be reviewed and possibly extended this year. UK PONI will host two former practitioners from either side of the Atlantic to discuss the 1958 MDA and its role in domestic and international nuclear debates.