Robert Farley has suggested that it is not in the interests of the United States for the United Kingdom to renew it's strategic nuclear deterrent.
His argument is that Britain would be better able to support American foreign policy if it spent more money on conventional forces instead.
This is the very attitude which led to this outburst by Ernest Bevin :
"We've got to have this thing.
I don't mind it for myself, but I don't want any other Foreign Secretary of this country to be talked at or to by the Secretary of State of the US as I have just been...
We've got to have this thing over here, whatever it costs ...
We've got to have the bloody Union Jack on top of it."
Ernest Bevin understood that the British people pay their taxes to further their own best interests,not those of the United States.