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Could the UK still defend the Falklands?

  • 27 February 2012
  • From the section Magazine
Graphic showing the relative strength of UK forces in the Falklands in 1982 and 2012

Diplomatic tension has been growing between Argentina and the UK in recent weeks over the Falkland Islands. The 30th anniversary of the war between the two nations is just over a month away.

But in a hypothetical repeat of that conflict, could the UK hold on to the islands? And in the event of losing them, would they be able to recapture them from Argentine forces?

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