By Peter Kornbluh
Publish yr note: First released September 1st 2003
Revised and up-to-date for the 40th anniversary of Augusto Pinochet's September eleven, 1973, army coup in Chile, The Pinochet dossier finds a previously mystery checklist of complicity with atrocity at the a part of the U.S. govt. records that have been first made publicly on hand within the unique hardcover version shaped the center of the overseas crusade to carry Pinochet responsible for murder, torture, and terrorism—a crusade chronicled for the 1st time during this up-to-date edition.
Peter Kornbluh spearheaded the hassle to declassify a few 24,000 mystery CIA, White residence, nationwide protection Council, and security division files on Chile, and while The Pinochet dossier used to be first released in 2003, Marc Cooper wrote within the la instances, “Thanks to Peter Kornbluh, we've got the 1st whole, virtually day–to–day and completely documented checklist of this sordid bankruptcy in chilly conflict American history." With the booklet of this variation, that checklist turns into much more complete.
This ebook now comprises the tale of Pinochet's 2004 indictment and trial, in addition to new information regarding the recognized situations of the yank Charles Horman and Chilean people singer Victor Jara—both finished through Pinochet's army after the coup. the hot afterword additionally tells the tale of The Pinochet dossier itself: Henry Kissinger's try and undercut the book's reception generated a big scandal that ended in high–level resignations on the Council on international kinfolk, illustrating the ongoing skill of the publication to talk fact to strength.
Among the previously top-secret files within the Pinochet dossier are:
• Top-secret transcripts of Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger and different cupboard individuals discussing the way to "bring Allende down."
• mins of most sensible mystery conferences, chaired by means of Kissinger, to figure out covert operations in Chile.
• CIA Chile activity strength organizational and approach documents.
• White condominium state of affairs Room cables welcoming normal Pinochet to power.
• safety Intelligence business enterprise organizational diagrams of Chile's repressive mystery police, DINA.
• Chilean mystery police documents on Operation Condor.
• Intelligence reporting to Henry Kissinger on Condor.
• finished CIA, NSC and nation division stories at the September 1976 motor vehicle bombing assassination of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt.
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His victory set off a frantic, virtually minute-by-minute reaction within the Nixon administration. On election day Ambassador Edward Korry sent no fewer than eighteen updates on the vote count. Those were followed by dozens of lengthy, verbose cables—known in the Department as “Korrygrams” for their unique language and rather undiplomatic opinions—to Washington, blaming the “bumbling, disorganized, naı¨ve, and impotent” character of the centrist Christian Democrats, and the “myopia of arrogant stupidity” of Chile’s right-wing upper class for allowing Allende to win.
The stonewall strategy succeeded for four years—until investigative reporter Seymour Hersh broke the story of Track II and CIA efforts to destabilize the Allende government on the front page of the New York Times in September 1974. The revelations created an immediate political scandal. S. Senate launched a major investigation into CIA covert action in Chile, both the White House and the CIA deﬁned their damage-control positions. The White House would claim ignorance; the CIA would claim to be following orders.
The argument that Kissinger presented to protect the White House cast the CIA as a veritable rogue elephant, operating without authorization as the Nixon-ordered Project FUBELT culminated in a ﬂurry of coup plotting and criminality during the week of October 15–22. The CIA, citing meetings with, and instructions from, both the president and his national security adviser, understood its clandestine operations to have the full backing of the White House. The fact remained, however, that Washington had been covertly involved in a shocking act of political assassination abroad—the Chilean equivalent of John F.
The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (Revised & Updated) (A National Security Archive Book) by Peter Kornbluh