Illustration of a rocket coming up out of clouds over wavy blue lines and with a black sky and blue and white text
copyright 1981 CND / UK DIST IN US BY DONNELLY/COLT HAMPTON
Trident is a British nuclear weapons system that is made up of four submarines, which launch ballistic missiles. The first Trident, known as Trident I, was deployed in 1979, but retired in 2005. Trident II was deployed in 1990 and was planned to serve for thirty year, lasting until 2027. There are campaigns that want to stop the use of nuclear systems, such as the CND, or the “Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.” “No to Trident,” is one of their ongoing, non-violent campaigns to help achieve British nuclear disarmament. On February 27, 2016, the CND will host the march and rally “Stop Trident,” which takes place in London.