Accession Number:

ADA071914

Title:

The Invisible Blockade and the Covert War: U.S. Relations with Chile, 1970-1973

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

At a time when the options a President may follow in pursuing foreign policy seem to be diminishing, it is essential to study the consequences of past foreign policy decisions and programs to determine which were successful and remain viable. The course followed by the U.S. in dealing with Chile during Salvador Allendes administration 1970-1973 brought criticism to the President and State Department, and discredit to the intelligence community. America has repudiated the ideal John Kennedy espoused in his inaugural address We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty. This thesis deals with U.S. relations with Chile during the tumultuous years of Allendes regime. It seeks to test the hypothesis that the U.S. government, in concert with U.S.-owned multinational corporations, pursued a course of action, publicly, economically and covertly, bent on discrediting, disrupting and dislodging Marxist forces in Chile.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE