Archive (State Department)

Falklands: Haig telegram to Vernon Walters (1026Z) ("Falklands Dispute") ["Brits in warlike mood - high strung, unpredictable … UK probably wants big sea battle to give Thatcher a 'victory' … Must stop their fleet"] [declassified 2001]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: Thatcher digital archive, per State Department website
Editorial comments:

1026. Released under FOI on 6 Nov 2001. Walters served as a roving Ambassador during the first Reagan Administration, 1981-85.

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 4pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USA), Defence (Falklands)