Lord Alan West calls for Falkland Islands show of force


Nearly thirty years after a task force set sail from Portsmouth and Southampton to recapture the Falkland Islands, a former head of the Royal Navy has called for a nuclear submarine to be dispatched to the South Atlantic as a deterrent.

Lord Alan West, a veteran of the 1982 conflict, said a military show of force was needed after a number of South American countries imposed a blockade on the Falklands' ships.

Argentina has repeatedly claimed ownership of the Falklands and the dispute has escalated since the exploration for oil in in the islands' territorial waters in recent years.

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