Be Bold, Bloody, Quick: Sir John Hackett on the Falklands

General Sir John Hackett, commander of NATO's Northern Army Group until his retirement in 1968, is perhaps better known as the man who started World War HI—and ended it, 360 pages later, in his chilling 1979 bestseller, The Third World War: August 1985. TIME asked Hackett for a general's assessment of the Falklands crisis. His analysis:

A growing and now great majority in Britain welcomed the dispatch of the Royal Navy task force to the South Atlantic. But some in the U.K. are beginning to express anxiety about its use. Sending the force was all...

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