The Falklands Conflict Twenty Years On / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415350297
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/22/2004
  • Series: Sandhurst Conference Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a personal view 1
1 The impact of the Falklands conflict on international affairs 9
2 The geopolitics of the Falklands conflict 23
3 British High command during and after the Falklands campaign 30
4 The Falklands conflict as a media war 39
5 A view from the centre 57
6 Crisis management and the assembly of the task force 64
7 An Argentinian airman in the South Atlantic 75
8 Force projection and the Falklands conflict 81
9 The land campaign : a company commander's perspective 99
10 An experience with the commando logistic regiment royal marines 109
11 'War cabinetry' : the political direction of the Falklands conflict 131
12 The United Nations security resolution 502 147
13 'The empire strikes back'? : the Commonwealth response to the Falklands conflict 170
14 War culture : the royal navy and the Falklands conflict 193
15 The 'logistics miracle' of Ascension Island 213
16 Invoking Munich, expiating Suez : British leadership, historical analogy and the Falklands crisis 226
17 The impact of the Falklands conflict on defence policy 239
18 Air power : strategic lessons from an idiosyncratic operation 253
19 Falklands conflict 1982 - the air war : a new appraisal 265
20 The development of joint doctrine since the Falklands conflict 282
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