Second Honorable Mention, International Navies Essay Contest
British forces engaged in combat in the war on terrorism do not look disimilar to those used in the Falklands War. That 1982 war is a perfect case study for the militaries of the United States, NATO, and the European Union, which are looking for modern examples of expeditionary, littoral, and conventional warfare.
Two decades ago this month, Argentina and the United Kingdom were poised to go to war. The cause was a long-simmering dispute over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands (or the Malvinas, as they are called in Argentina), located in the deepest South Atlantic.