In 1982 Argentina chose to invade the Falklands (Malvinas) Islands. The attack came as a result of an ongoing dispute between Britain and Argentina over who held sovereignty over the Islands. Kenneth Waltz's theoretical framework presented in Man, the State and War present a tool for a deeper understanding of armed invasions. By looking at these three levels, I have come to the conclusion that one does not happen without the two others.
Argentina's military regime was in need of a distraction from internal political issues, created by an unsteady governmental structure and organization. Argentina misread and misinterpreted signals from states, they considered allies. The three dimensions of analysing Argentina, gave a huge intel on how man (the actual human being leading the country), the governmental structure (in this case a military regime on the brink of collapse) and the anarchic international system, together create, under the right circumstances, a need for armed forces to defend one's country. This assignment also looks at the signals sent from the US and Britain, to explain how these could easily be misinterpreted and therefore contributed to the wrongful invasion made by Argentina in 1982.