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December 22, 1981
Approved for Release: 2018/10/02 C06628363 na CIL __LID:: 3.3(b)(1) 3.5(c) 3.5(c) 3.3(b)(1) Basiiio Arturo Ign io LAMI ZO (Phonetic: LAHme Hso) ARGENTINA Commander in Chie Air Force; Member, Ruling Junta (since 17 December 1981) Addressed as: General Lami Dozo Maj. Gen. Basilio Lami Dozo was secretary general of the Air Force for over three years and chief of air operations for one year before as- suming his present posts. A politician known for his ability, intelligence, and frankness, he is ex- pected to become anetimportant, spokesman for the rul- ingit junta, while displaying ;' flexible yet pragmatic orientation withintihe grou A highly political general, he is comfortable w_ h the give and take of politics, and he has an impressive network of civil- ian contacts. Using his effective, low-key approach, 3.5(c) Lami Dozo will probably push for accommodat'o the various political forces in Argentina. Lami Dozo is anti-Communist, anti-Peronist, and highly nationalistic. As an influential member of the government hierarchy, for the past several years he has played an active role in negotiations between Chile and Argentina over the sovereignty of the Beagle Channel. He has been o en and friendly with US officials in Ar entina to this country several ness of these trips. He has traveled d speaks with fond- 3.5(c) A 1950 graduate of the Military Aviation School, Lami Dozo subsequently served for 14 years at the Palomar Air Force Basejn Buenos Aires. In 1966 he trained at McGuire Air Force Base on C-130 aircraft. During 1972-73 he Was stationed in Canada as a delegate to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Lami Dozo, 52; speaks English and French. Married, he has two sons and three daugh- ters. 3.5(c) CR M 81-15983 22 December 1981 3.5(c) .3.3(b)(1) 5446030 - t Approved for Release: 2018/10/02 C06628363