Were the Argentines military components separated from one another?
It reflects my opinion that all the Argentines military components were quite separated from one another. It means that there was no cohesive cooperation on a strategic level and there was a lot of discontent on all aspects of preparation and execution of both planning and actioning phase for Argentines Air Force. It can be said that the overall effectiveness was reduced due to complex command structure for individual generals to report junta directly and not having overall control of the decision making themselves. The command components of the junta were distanced from the actual ‘real time picture’ hence they could not make the decisions that would have been more advantageous. Also, Argentine was naïve to think that the US would assist them on any level with this war, as much as they have tried their other ‘allies’ ended up being of no use. Fear over Chile assisting Britain was also real. Hence Argentine was unable to focus fully on the Falkland Island conflict. Lack of modern aircraft and equipment has also played a major role in their air power effectiveness and a lot of the time they were attempting to attack British task force ‘blind. Having some success by destroying HMS Sheffield and Atlantic Conveyor gave them some morale boost and propaganda boost on a country level, the majority of other attacks proved unsuccessful with major losses to Argentinian side. By examining the research above, it’s possible to conclude that Argentines air power use was weak due to many factors listed above which have resulted in them losing the battle for the Falkland Islands.