Synopses & Reviews
The Falklands War is an ideal showcase for how British policy evolved in the 1970s and 1980s. The background of the dispute is given first and then the events that precipitated the 1982 conflict. An extensive examination of the military aspects of the war is then provided. An overview follows of the many hypotheses offered for the British motivation to recapture the Falklands. The Falklands War did not result in a dramatic shift in British defense policy, but did show the importance of external developments and political realism in policy formation.