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The Falklands Conflict Twenty Years On
Lessons for the Future

ISBN 9780415350303
Published January 20, 2005 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

A fascinating new insight into the Falklands Conflict, covering every aspect of its origins and the political and diplomatic response to the Argentinean action as well as illuminating accounts of the military action to retake the islands, at every level of command.

In June 2002, exactly twenty years after the cessation of hostilities between Britain and Argentina, many of the key participants came together at a major international conference. This conference, held at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and organized jointly by RMA Sandhurst and her sister institution Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, aimed to re-examine the events of spring 1982 from the perspective that only twenty intervening years can bring. The Conference mixed those who had participated in the events of spring and early summer 1982, diplomats, politicians, civil servants, soldiers, sailors and airmen, with historians, political scientists and journalists. These accounts and interpretations of the conflict shed new light on one of the most interesting and controversial episodes in recent British history.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors, Series Editor’s Preface, Editor’s Preface, List of Abbreviations and Glossary, Introduction: A Personal View, Part 1: The Falklands Conflict in History, 1. The Impact of the Falklands Conflict on International Affairs, 2. The Geopolitics of the Falklands Conflict, 3. British High Command during and after the Falklands Campaign, 4. The Falklands Conflict as a Media War, Part 2: The Falklands Conflict in Personal Memory, 5. A View from the Centre, 6. Crisis Management and the Assembly of the Task Force, 7. An Argentinian Airman in the South Atlantic, 8. Force Projection and the Falklands Conflict, 9. The Land Campaign: A Company Commander’s Perspective, 10. An Experience with the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines, Part 3: The Falklands Conflict in Wider Perspective, 11. ‘War Cabinetry’: The Political Direction of the Falklands Conflict, 12. The United Nations Security Resolution 502, 13. ‘The Empire Strikes Back’? The Commonwealth Response to the Falklands Conflict, 14. War Culture: The Royal Navy and the Falklands Conflict, 15. The ‘Logistics Miracle’ of Ascension Island, 16. Invoking Munich, Expiating Suez: British Leadership, Historical Analogy and the Falklands Crisis, Part 4: Lessons of the Falklands Conflict for Future Military Operations, 17. The Impact of the Falklands Conflict on Defence Policy, 18. Air Power: Strategic Lessons from an Idiosyncratic Operation, 19. Falklands Conflict 1982 – The Air War: A New Appraisal, 20. The Development of Joint Doctrine since the Falklands Conflict, Index

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Badsey, Stephen; Grove, Mark; Havers, Rob


"The Falklands Conflict Twenty Years on: Lessons for the Future is recommended reading for specialists in the field." --International Journal of Maritime History