March 12, 2013
In a referendum this week, the citizens of the Falkland Islands voted overwhelmingly to remain a British territory. It wasn’t close: 1,513 voted in favor and just three against.
Unfortunately, this may not settle matters. “The Obama Administration has backed Argentina’s calls for a U.N.-brokered settlement for the Islands and so far has refused to recognize the outcome of the referendum,” Heritage experts explain. “This policy poses serious risks to U.S. interests and is an insult both to Britain—the U.S.’s closest ally—and to the rights of the Islanders.”
A Heritage video explains what’s at stake:
Do you think the Obama administration should stand with Britain?