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The Falklands War, 25 Years Later: Lessons for British Global Power

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Publication Date: June 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Nile Gardiner

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Military and defense (Military planning, strategy, and operations)

Keywords: Europe; Tehran; thatcher; Argentina

Type: Brief

Coverage: Great Britain


Britain was victorious in the Falklands War because it was free to shape its own destiny and willing to use military power to aggressively defend its interests.