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The Falklands sting : Reagan, Thatcher, and Argentina's bomb

Author: Richard C Thornton
Publisher: Washington : Brassey's, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Of all the books written on the Falklands War, none has dealt with the central issue: Argentina's rapidly developing nuclear weapons program. This supposed secret was known to the U.S. government, which was strongly opposed to nuclear proliferation. A second, but seemingly unrelated, American foreign policy problem was how to strengthen Margaret Thatcher, who was on the verge of being toppled as British prime  Read more...
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Thornton, Richard C.
Falklands sting.
Washington : Brassey's, ©1998
(OCoLC)606946668
Online version:
Thornton, Richard C.
Falklands sting.
Washington : Brassey's, ©1998
(OCoLC)607730019
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Thornton
ISBN: 1574881558 9781574881554
OCLC Number: 37782989
Description: xxv, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Argentina Militarizes Under the Junta. The Junta Takes Power. The Failure of Argentine Foreign Policy. The "Outside-In" Approach to the Falklands/Malvinas. 1978: Strategic Choices. Commercial "Cover" for South Georgia --
Ch. 2. Reagan and Thatcher: A Strategic Convergence. Thatcher's Crises. Initial Foreign Policy Problems. The Rhodesian Solution. Early Defense Choices. The Falklands Stall: Thatcher Versus Carrington. Reagan and Thatcher: A Coincidence of Interests --
Ch. 3. Reagan and Galtieri: Encouraging Delusions of Grandeur. Argentine Nuclear Plans and the U.S. Response. Economic Woes and Political Factionalism. Reagan's Courtship of Leopoldo Fortunato Galtieri. Acute Polarization --
Prelude to the Coup. Washington and Galtieri's Rise to Power. The Origins of the Falklands/Malvinas War --
Ch. 4. Crisis on South Georgia: Britain Poses a Dilemma. Captain Barker's Observations. Waiting for Davidoff. Unanticipated Complications. A Hobson's Choice for the Junta. Witnesses to Invasion --
Ch. 5. Mediation: The American Sting. Policy Fault Lines. Preinvasion Maneuvers. Invasion and Response. Prelude to "Mediation" Haig's "Mediation" Haig's Machinations --
Ch. 6. From Mediation to War. Troubles in Washington. Haig Meets the Junta. Haig and Pym Collude. Thatcher Versus Pym. Thatcher Ends the Negotiations --
Ch. 7. After the "Tilt": The Politics of War. The War Cabinet Meeting of April 30 and the Events of May 1. The Peruvian Initiative: Aborted Coup? Sinking of the General Belgrano. The Belgrano and Its Consequences. Exocet Strike on Sheffield Revives Hopes for a Settlement --
Ch. 8. Reagan and Thatcher Victorious. Pym, the "Wets," and Thatcher's Gamble. Time Runs Out on the Junta. Endgame: Reagan, Thatcher, and Latin America. Haig's Frenzied Last Campaign --
Conclusion: The Strategic Significance of the Falkland Islands War.
Responsibility: Richard C. Thornton.

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Concentrating on the Falklands War, this work argues that two of the central issues in the build up to the war was Argentina's rapidly developing nuclear weapons programme and the US government's  Read more...

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