HAVE THERE BEEN ANY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN BRITAIN AND ARGENTINA? IS THERE ANY PROSPECT OF A FALKLANDS WAR REDUX?

When Theresa May became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Mauricio Macri became the President of Argentina several years ago, the chill between their two countries began to lessen.  Their predecessors, over successive administrations, had closed doors to talks of any kind.  Economic relations between the countries had come to a standstill. Diplomatic […]

What changes have taken place regarding the defense of the Falklands since the war? Is it likely that Argentina would try again?

In 1982, there were just a few dozen British Royal Marines in the Falklands.  There was no early warning network or military hardware.  There were no roads outside of the capital of Stanley, no dock for ships, just a tiny airfield, little fuel and no supplies.  That is quite different from today.  The British started […]

Is there a difference between the three editions of your book, Logistics in the Falklands War?

The contents of the books are largely the same. The first two editions are in hardback. The third is in paperback.   The second and third editions have additional comments about expeditionary warfare, especially in the Preface, thus leading to the subtitle A Case Study in Expeditionary Warfare.  Those changes really highlight the significance of the Falklands […]

What is the author up to?

The author, Ken Privratsky, lectured on logistics and the Falklands War this past week at the College of Business and Public Policy at University of Alaska Anchorage. He expects to return there this summer for another class, which will be using “Logistics in the Falklands” War as a textbook!      

IN YOUR RECENT ARTICLE IN WAR ON THE ROCKS, YOU IMPLIED THAT THE U. S. MILITARY MIGHT NOT BE READY FOR A FALKLANDS-TYPE SCENARIO. WOULD YOU ELABORATE ON THAT?

IN YOUR RECENT ARTICLE IN WAR ON THE ROCKS, YOU IMPLIED THAT THE U. S. MILITARY MIGHT NOT BE READY FOR A FALKLANDS-TYPE SCENARIO. WOULD YOU ELABORATE ON THAT?   Yes. Thanks for the question. We should remain very proud of what our military has tried to achieve over the past dozen years. They have […]

HAVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THE FALKLANDS WAR IN PUBLIC FORUMS?

Yes, I have lectured on the war both to international and university audiences several times in past years. Two of those lectures were on cruise ships! Last September I was in the United Kingdom and had the pleasure of addressing Royal Marines at the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines. Last month I addressed a graduate […]

WHY DO YOU THINK THIS WAR IS RELEVANT TODAY?

Well, the Falklands seems to be popping up in the news every so often now. Back in 1982, few people anywhere knew where the Falkland Islands were let alone how contentious they were. Anyone interested in current affairs in that Hemisphere could benefit from knowing a little about the history there. If someone is interested […]