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March 27, 1973
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^ _ (b)(3) APPROVED FOR RELEASED DATE: 05-09-2011 27 Larch 1973 MEMORANDUM FQR a Deputy Director for Operations SUBJECT: ITT/Chile Press Coverage 27 March 1973 and Other Developments 1. The Washington Post article on 27 March described the "unprec- edented action" of having Mr. William V. 3roe testify under oath in closed see}sion to the Senate foreign Relations Subconirnittee on Multi- national Corporations. The article accurately described the key portion of his expected testimony as being a description of his meeting with Harold S. Oeneen of ITT on 16 July 1970 which he had already given the subcommittee in private. The Subcommittee obviously leaked to the Washington Post information which enabled it to may Utat "it was pre- sumably on the strength of (Broc's) testimony that ... McCone tvmz asked) last week if Cresmeen had not affered Brae a large s . to fi ono t a~ .ti.- Alto a, m is pl+ai . j(ii t i re?it of the; Su'b+c8s i i 'la ving re .eas - able testimony by Mr.Eroe about his meeting with Geneen available before the Subcommittee questions Geneen in public probably explains why the subcommittee agreed to the restrictive conditions under which Mr. Bros was to appear. 2. The Now York Times coverage of 27 March was leas complete but included the comment that "Company documents appear to show that Mr. B roe endorseet the view of the company that all possible steps should be taken to prevent Mr.Allendee's accession to power - including attempts to generate a take-over by the military. " This repeats amiscenception about what Mr. Broe said regarding the military which Mr. William Merriam gave in his testimony. This aspect of Mr. testimony was also stressed in the New York Times special story in its Sunday edi- tion wrapping up the first week's testimony. 3. On 27 March a person familiar with the thinking of ITT ,officials concerned with the current Senate hearings reported that Mr. "retest had been anxious to determine the previous day what "special Senate panel" E2, IMPDET ~ cF~i