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The Falklands/Malvinas Conflict: A Spur to Arms Build-ups

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Publisher: SIPRI
ISBN 91-85114-30-8
63 pp.

This book contains a concise report of what happened in the South Atlantic from 2 April to 14 June 1982. The account of the events in the Falklands/Malvinas war is interwoven with a description of the abortive diplomatic efforts to stop the war. Unfortunately the bloodshed and considerable material losses during the war have only delayed a judicious negotiated settlement of the Argentine-British dispute for many years ahead.

The main purpose of this book is to describe the consequences of the war for arms build-ups in the two protagonist countries, as well as for the state of security in the whole Latin American region.


1. Introduction

2. Historical background

3. The conflicting claims

4. The military potential of the adversaries

5. Losses

6. The cost of the war and the arms build-ups

7. Conclusions


Appendix A. Chronology of hostilities and diplomatic transactions

Appendix B. UN General Assembly resolution on the question of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands, A/RES/37/9 of 4 November 1982