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Scottish defence force plans unveiled

26th November 2013 - 17:10 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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The Scottish government has published its independence ‘White Paper’, describing a 10-year introduction plan for a proposed defence force.

Unveiled on 25 November by Scottish first minister Alex Salmond - ahead of the planned independence referendum on 18 September next year - the 649-page document includes a chapter dedicated to ‘international relations and defence’.

The report reads: ‘Our defence plans focus on a strong conventional defence footprint in and around Scotland and the removal of nuclear weapons, delivering a £500 million defence and security dividend in 2016/17.

‘Scotland's security will be guaranteed as a non-nuclear member of NATO, with

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