February 9, 2012

U.S. Should Stand With UK on Falklands Dispute

Heritage Foundation, Heritage Foundation

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In a blatant show of disdain for the Anglo–American Special Relationship, the Obama Administration has weighed in on the mounting tensions between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Just two days after Prime Minister David Cameron issued a robust statement in the House of Commons in mid-January vowing to defend the sovereignty of the Falklands, the U.S. State Department undercut Britain with a deeply unhelpful statement[1] that played directly into Argentina’s hands.

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