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Chile / CIA Intervention / Senate Committee #238433

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 04, 1975
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(Studio) Senate Intelligence Committee reports on CIA dealings with regard to Chile.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chile) Coup d'etat in 1973 ended administration of Salvador Allende and caused his death. CIA spent $14 million over 10 years to pressure Allende. CIA Director William Colby says no link between CIA and Chile coup. Colby refused to speak at Senate hearing, but speaks at public forum, "Center for the Study of Democrat Insts." [COLBY - says CIA separated self from leaders of military who wanted coup.] In September `70, President Richard Nixon ordered plans for coup. General Rene Schneider killed and coup failed. In 1971-72, CIA monitored Chilean military plans for coup. In September of `73, CIA received final coup plans. [Chairperson committee Senator Frank CHURCH - says Americans need to know whys of CIA action.] Ex-ambs. Edward Korry and Ralph Dungan and ex-assistant Secretary of State Charles Meyer say they didn't know of Nixon-ordered coup.
REPORTER: Daniel Schorr

Reporter(s):
Mudd, Roger;
Schorr, Daniel
Duration:
00:02:10

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