Britain says to 'beef up' defense of disputed Falkland Islands

March 24, 2015 9:09 AM

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Britain says to 'beef up' defense of disputed Falkland Islands

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to "beef up" its defenses of the disputed Falkland Islands to ensure they are properly protected, Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said on Tuesday, in comments likely to irk Argentina which still lays claim to the archipelago.

Tensions over the Falklands still crackle more than 30 years after Argentine forces seized them and Britain sent a task force to retake them in a brief war which saw more than 600 Argentine and 255 British servicemen killed.

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