Britain's approach on the Falklands: neglect and hope for the best

Britain's approach on the Falklands: neglect and hope for the best
 

Lord Carrington, who resigned as foreign secretary over the Falklands invasion. Photograph: Kenneth Saunders/taken from picture library Britain's approach towards the Falklands was one of neglect, of hoping for the best, and ignored warning signs that the Argentinian junta was adopting an increasingly belligerent attitude towards the disputed islands, documents released on Friday at the National Archives make plain.
The government's policy was eloquently summed up by Lord Carrington, the foreign secretary who fell on his sword after the Argentinian invasion of the islands. He privately told... read more

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