Why was the Pebble island significant to Argentineans?

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‘Pebble Island, just off the north tip of West Falkland, was significant to the Argentineans because of radar installations and the necessity to base close air support and light attack aircraft there to menace any British approach to Falkland Sound from the north. However, with only a handful of T-34C Mentors and a squadron of ill-suited Pucaras available, the strategy was not maximized. Pebble Island was rendered even less useful after the British Special Air Service conducted a raid and destroyed all the aircraft, fuel, and ammunition on the airfield’ 11. It was misjudged by Argentines junta that the United States would support the cause of invasion and back them up. Galtieri was hoping...
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