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Falklands & The USA

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Falklands & The USA

@7up

You mentioned in a thread (now locked) that the USA were not involved in the Falklands.

It is true they sent neither troops or weapons of any form to help us but I seem to recall reading a number of reports that they provided us with intellegence from spy planes and other sources that was useful in the conflict.

There was some reason why they could not have been seen to be actively involved in the conflict but providing us with intellegence would be hard to prove.

I can give you no refrences to the above but you will recall Thatcher was well liked by the American administration so I suspect the above is likely to be true.

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Jonpe
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Re: Falklands & The USA

I seem to remember a Mr Shultz, American secretary of state, being involved somewhere along the line.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=fs6PAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA609&lpg=PA609&dq=schultz+%22falklands%22&sourc...