Archive (US State Dept)

Falklands: Haig telegram to Vernon Walters ("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: Defence (Falklands War, 1982), Foreign policy (USA)