Accession Number:

ADA523209

Title:

Malvinas: the Argentine Perspective of the Falkland's Conflict

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

62.0

Abstract:

This monograph addresses the MalvinasFalklands conflict from the Argentine perspective. Existing Anglo-American literature does not reflect the complete narrative associated with the Falklands conflict. This does not mean that what has been written is not true, but that the Argentine view has not been captured effectively. This conflict escalated into war between Argentina and Great Britain between April and June of 1982, but the outcome of that war did not solve the problem. The author is an Argentine Army Aviator Officer who wants to take a balanced and objective view. The Anglo-American view interprets Argentinas behavior as an invasion, while the Argentine view is that this was a recovery of the Islands without bloodshed after 149 years of persistent claims. From the Argentine viewpoint the war was triggered by Great Britain with the British decision to sink the Argentine cruiser General Belgrano on 2nd May 1982, outside of the theater of operations, causing the deaths of more than 300 Argentine sailors. Until that point in the conflict, Great Britain had suffered no casualties in the Argentine recovery of the Islands. The MalvinasFalklands conflict includes issues about sovereignty, colonialism, and diplomatic misunderstandings. If the conflict re-ignites, it has the propensity and the potentiality to transmit the issues latent in the Argentine domestic conflict to the entire South American region, acting against the interests of the United States and the values of partnership in the international community.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE