UK lobbies US to support controversial new nuclear warheads

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Letter from defence secretary seen by Guardian draws Britain into debate pitting Trump administration against many Democrats

The UK has been lobbying the US Congress in support of a controversial new warhead for Trident missiles, claiming it is critical for “the future of Nato as a nuclear alliance”.

A letter from Britain’s defence secretary, Ben Wallace, seen by the Guardian, urged Congress to support initial spending on the warhead, the W93.

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