British Special Forces in the Falklands War of 1982

Alastair Finlan

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Abstract

This article explores the role of British Special Forces in the Falklands War of 1982 and argues that they played an indispensable part in the British victory. The concepts underpinning British Special Forces today can be linked to ideas developed in World War II (to influence strategy by unconventional means) which subsequently underwent significant redevelopment during the Cold War. The tremendous difficulties posed by the military campaign during the Falklands War, most notably the intelligence gap on Argentine forces, placed great emphasis on the activities of Special Forces to tip the strategic balance in Britain's favour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-96
JournalSmall Wars and Insurgencies
Volume13
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2002

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