Will An Independent Scotland Be Unable To Defend Itself?

"The effectiveness, efficiency and economy of defence spend by an independent Scotland has the potential to deliver substantial improvements in value for public money, including the investment of a defence posture better aligned to our own particular needs and the perceived threats to Scotland’s security. Scotland will have no need for expensive weapons of mass destruction; no need for aircraft carriers ‘projecting global power’; no need to maintain military bases on foreign soil. It will need other things – just as Ireland, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand need them and succeed in having them."