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Argentine Junta: Military Committee minutes No.3"M"/82 (English translation, Spanish transcription & Spanish original) [decision to bring forward planning to invade the Falklands] [declassified 2013]

Document type: Declassified documents
Venue: Naval Headquarters, Liberty Building, Buenos Aires
Source: CM1/25/83 Argentine Ministry of Defence, Buenos Aires: Rattenbach Enquiry files, document IV/9
Editorial comments:

Timing unknown. Transcript and translation by Ms Katiuska Borjas, a native Spanish speaker; the editor is deeply grateful for her help. The Rattenbach Enquiry was the Argentine equivalent of the Franks Review. Its archives supply the principal surviving record of Argentine decision-making immediately before and during the war. Paras 1-3 of the Spanish text of this minute were transcribed in the main body of the Rattenbach Report at para 231 and that text has been adopted here. Read other documents selected from the Rattenbach files

Importance ranking: Key
Word count: 3pp
Themes: Foreign policy (Americas excluding USA), Defence (general), Defence (Falklands)