James Bond, 007, license to steal French Exocet missiles. We're finding out now that this was the suggestion of one of Margaret Thatcher's legal advisers in the middle of the 1982 Falklands War between Great Britain and Argentina. The unhatched plan came to light via classified documents released on Friday under the U.K.s 30-year rule. Sir Michael Havers, the British Attorney General at the time, recommended using a British secret agent to intercept and hold hostage a plane-load of Exocets sold by France potentially heading to Argentine military forces. Havers admitted that the idea was "more appropriate to a James Bond movie." Thatcher's reply to Havers letter suggests she was far from impressed with the idea, simply stating "Can we have a word?" [Source]
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