US may have accidentally helped to start Falklands war by encouraging Argentinians to invade island, admits ex-CIA chief

US may have accidentally helped to start Falklands war by encouraging Argentinians to invade islands, admits ex-CIA chiefCIA boss William Casey voiced concerns over Argentina's confidence in US Washington admitted they might have inadvertently encouraged Argentina | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 30 December 2012 The Americans admitted they may have inadvertently encouraged the Argentinians to invade the Falkland Islands, it emerged last night. The former head of the CIA privately confessed that Argentina may wrongly have believed its support for US covert operations in Central America would mean Washington's 'acquiescence' for the 1982 invasion