In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph, the former head of the army, General Sir Michael Jackson, says defense cuts have made it “impossible” to win the islands back after a successful invasion, in the way the British task force did in 1982.

“What if an Argentinian force was able to secure the Mount Pleasant airfield? Then our ability to recover the islands now would be just about impossible,” says General Jackson, who was Chief of the General Staff until five years ago and led the army into Iraq.

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