Just found this website http://www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil/airchronicles/apj/apj02/fal02/corum.html In an analysis of airpower in the Falklands war the author states:- "The decisive battle that determined the fate of the islands was fought in the air. In fact, the ground war was largely a sideshow" Now I was doing my "O" levels in 1982 but everything I've seen or read about this conflict makes me think differently. Clearly airpower was always going to be vitally important to both sides but is it not overstating the case for airpower by labelling it as decisive and dismissing the ground war as a mere "sideshow"? Neither air power or ground forces alone could ever have won this war and clearly one supported the other. The author is "professor of comparative military studies at the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell AFB, Alabama" and "a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve, is a graduate of Army Command and General Staff College and Air War College"