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Scottish Independence and Scotland's Future
Security & Defence

The Scots have a long and proud military tradition. Today, the danger to Scotland of involvement in a major global war has receded, but it has been replaced by other threats to security like terrorism, cyber-warfare, organised international crime, the illicit drug trade, uncontrolled migration, trafficking in persons, and other threats that are not susceptible to military solutions. The current situation is continuously evolving and requires constant review.

National and international security and defence are closely inter-related and can only be effectively countered by an interactive combination of law enforcement agencies, intelligence services and military forces.

Neutrality is not a realistic option and sovereign Scotland will requires allies, achievable by engaging in bi-lateral treaties with our North Atlantic neighbours, for mutual protection. Sovereign Scotland will be well able to afford and provide capable security and defence assets.

Strategic Threat Analysis - Scotland
A paper by the Scottish Democratic Alliance Think Tank (pdf)
Security and Defence Summary
A paper from the Scottish Democratic Alliance Think Tank (pdf)
An online comment that was deleted by Newsnet Scotland
It provides an excellent overview and is by Dr James Wilkie
Fighting talk fails to hold line on defence
Article from the Scotsman 14th March 2013
NATO: Unionist nuclear attacks undermined by Spanish precedent
Article from Newsnet Scotland on 16th August 2013
Living with Trident
An article from the Scottish Review
Stuart's articles on defence matters

Stuart Crawford's articles on defence in Scotland

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