Argentina is not currently engaged in an armed conflict, although it has experienced violent episodes in its past.
On 24 March 1976, the Argentine armed forces overthrew the Government of President Isabel Martinez de Peron (1931-) in a coup, and subsequently held the president in "protective custody". During a period of almost seven years called the "Dirty War" the military dictatorship maintained a brutal régime, characterized by many cases of enforced disappearance and torture. The régime was overthrown in 1983.
In 1982, Argentina fought a conflict with the United Kingdom over the control of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and associated island dependencies. Although Argentina was defeated, it still claims sovereignty over the islands. In February 1992, Argentina and the UK re-established diplomatic relations.