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UK: Falklands tests the UK's special relationship with US

So far, 444 British personnel have died and countless more have been maimed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In both these hugely contentious wars, when America asked for our backing, despite deep national divisions, Britain provided more military support than any other nation.

After all the special relationship, although often strained, has served both countries well for over a century.

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The Falklands War was a perfect example. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan offered Margaret Thatcher his backing in her determination to retake the islands after the Argentine
Now an Argentine President is once again claiming sovereignty over 'Las Malvinas'.

The U.S. response? That it takes 'no position on the sovereignty claims of either party'. Last night, it was even suggested that this was punishment for a British court releasing details of U.S. torture of a terroris


Added: Feb-26-2010 Occurred On: Feb-26-2010
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