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October 10, 1970
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(b)(1) (b)(3) ��(b)(1) (b)(3) Approved for Release: 2018/10/17 001307283 f#ECI.1.17:r ONLY 411 Track II � ar ACTIONS: 10 October 1970 1. Station "false flag" officer contacted General Viaux who claimed that he'had suspended his coup planned for this weekend until he talked with our officer. Viaux requested that we make an airdrop to establish our bona fides. 2. Station was asked to estimate what the response would be to an Ae�request to cooperate in a small arms drop in Chile. TheL Jcooperation would depend on the nature of the operation. 0 Cal 3. ,General told the Chief of Station that he believes there is no c :Ince of military intervention directed �by the Army High Command. 4. COS met with Col, who said that he had talked with Genera iaux. an onse- quence is convinced that Viaux has no military support. 5. General Viaux intends to increase the level of terrorism in Santiago over the'weekend. The objective of this activity is to provoke the UP into retaliatory violence and public disorders. ACCOMPLIS=ENTS: Coopti.e. The COS and 0..Ime have passed tbe word to the highest levels of the Chilean military that the USG is willing to support any military move to deny Allende the Presidency.ii4tew. - Yesterday the COS held exploratory conversations with(Gineral , who was very pessimistic about the possibility for military intervention, and a false flag staffer met with General Viaux who requested an air drop of weapons to help him launch a coup. (b)(1) (b)(3) (b)(1) (b)(3) SITUATION: . . Although the Military High Command is aware of our desire and willingness to help block Allende, they remain reluctant to act. At the present time only one military leader of national stature. General Viaux, appears committed to denying Allende the Presidency by force. and it is not clear how much support this retired General will be able to muster for a coup attempt. � 'le IT MT FULL TEXT COPY (b)(3) () DO NOT RELEASE Approved for Release: 2018/10/17 001307283