Falkland Islands: Caught in the Fallout

The U.S. is already a loser as Britain besieges the Argentines

At last the end was in sight. From his secure position on Mount Kent, Major General John Jeremy Moore, commander of the British ground forces on the Falkland Islands, gazed through his binoculars at the blue-and-white Argentine flag fluttering over the capital, Port Stanley, twelve miles away. "We'll hoist the Union Jack down there just as soon as we can get there," he told his men confidently. "And believe me, it won't take long."

Although freezing fog appeared to hamper the British at...

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