The business of drawing lessons from the recent Falkland Islands war became somewhat suspect at an early point. This is because, even before the war reached its conclusion, people started drawing whatever lessons they wanted, and pointed to the Falklands war to prove that whatever they already believed was certainly true. If one already believed, for example, that big carriers were what the Navy needed then the Falkland Islands case proved it needed big carriers.
McGruther, Kenneth R.
"When Deterrence Fails: The Nasty Litle War for the Falkland Islands,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 36
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol36/iss2/5