Three months after claiming that Western leaders are failing their people, Javier Milei wants to forge closer ties with them. The Argentinian President has requested to become a global partner to Nato, and the country’s Defence Minister Luis Petri met with Alliance officials this week. The partnership is an attempt to “modernise” the South American country, and to cosy up to the EU and US.

Milei hasn’t always had easy relations with the EU, but two days ago Argentina purchased old fighter jets from Denmark, with Petri describing the move as Argentina’s most important aeronautical expansion since 1983. What historical event could he be referencing?