Thatcher urged to steal French-made Exocet missiles during Falklands war

Thatcher urged to steal French-made Exocet missiles during Falklands war
 

HMS Sheffield was hit by an Exocet missile fired by the Argentinian air force on 4 May 1982 and sank while being towed to safe water. Photograph: Pa/PA Archive/Press Association Ima One of Britain's most senior law officers at the time of the Falklands conflict, the attorney general, Sir Michael Havers, urged the prime minister to steal deadly French Exocet missiles to stop them ending up in the hands of the enemy.
The ingenious scheme is revealed in previously secret documents released to the National Archives on Friday which show how the UK government attempted to subvert South American... read more

 
28 December 2012 in World News, Views: 6
Source: Guardian
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