The Falklands Conflict 20 Years on: Lessons of the Future / Edition 1

The Falklands Conflict 20 Years on: Lessons of the Future / Edition 1

by Stephen Badsey
     
 

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

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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:
9780415350303
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/20/2005
Series:
Sandhurst Conference Series
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
1,304,678
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a personal view1
1The impact of the Falklands conflict on international affairs9
2The geopolitics of the Falklands conflict23
3British High command during and after the Falklands campaign30
4The Falklands conflict as a media war39
5A view from the centre57
6Crisis management and the assembly of the task force64
7An Argentinian airman in the South Atlantic75
8Force projection and the Falklands conflict81
9The land campaign : a company commander's perspective99
10An experience with the commando logistic regiment royal marines109
11'War cabinetry' : the political direction of the Falklands conflict131
12The United Nations security resolution 502147
13'The empire strikes back'? : the Commonwealth response to the Falklands conflict170
14War culture : the royal navy and the Falklands conflict193
15The 'logistics miracle' of Ascension Island213
16Invoking Munich, expiating Suez : British leadership, historical analogy and the Falklands crisis226
17The impact of the Falklands conflict on defence policy239
18Air power : strategic lessons from an idiosyncratic operation253
19Falklands conflict 1982 - the air war : a new appraisal265
20The development of joint doctrine since the Falklands conflict282

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