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Britain’s Royal Navy said Monday it has launched an inquiry after a sailor who served on its submarines armed with nuclear weapons said the vessels had major security flaws and were a “disaster waiting to happen.”

In a lengthy dossier released on the internet, Able Seaman William McNeilly, who describes himself as a weapons engineer, said Britain’s Trident nuclear defense system was vulnerable both to enemies and to potentially devastating accidents because of safety failures.

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