RUSI JournalVolume 157Issue 6members only

The Falklands War: Reflections on the 'Special Relationship'


The then US Secretary of the Navy recalls his personal experience of the Falklands War – and of the enduring 'special relationship'.

John Lehman was US Secretary of the Navy during the Falklands War. In this personal recollection of the war’s conduct he emphasises a strong and mutually supportive Anglo-American relationship at odds with the emerging historical interpretation of the alliance between the UK and the US as one fraught with difficulties and mistrust.  

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