Argentina: Searching for a Scapegoat

Former President Galtieri goes to jail for being too candid

In the year since Argentina's attempt to seize the Falkland Islands ended in a humiliating defeat by British forces, the military government has never issued a full explanation for the fiasco. Former President Leopoldo Galtieri, who masterminded the foiled invasion and then left office in disgrace three days after his country's surrender, has finally lifted that veil of secrecy. His candid account of military incompetence and official bungling stunned not only his countrymen but members of the ruling three-man junta and his successor,...

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