|Pardon my noobness, have been lurking here for a while but first time to post.
After reading the “VT, BAE to finalise JV after MoD gives go-ahead to Navy Carriers” thread, I have a few questions about the Falkland’s War.
First, How did Thatcher get Regan to ignore the “Monroe Doctrine” and thus not actively oppose the British? My question is given that the siding with the British seems to have done a great deal of harm to US relations in South America, Why was this choice made?
Second question is a bit of a long winded scenario, and will probably be easily squashed but here it is.
Argentina has decided they really want the Falklands/Malvinas Islands back. The start by taking two options, First they start a much needed modernization of their military. As for aircraft, since they have had success with French tech in the past, perhaps giving one of the Rafale one of its few foreign orders might make sense. Combine that with a Navy rebuilt from either Europe or perhaps South Korea. On the second front, they (with their new, camera friendly president) start agitating in both the UN and in the OAS to push the British to the negotiating table.
What would their options/chances be of getting the islands back?