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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XXI, Chile, 1969–1973

James McElveen
James Siekmeier
General Editor:
Adam M. Howard

United States Government Printing Office

Department of State
Office of the Historian
Bureau of Public Affairs


This volume is part of a Foreign Relations subseries that documents the most important foreign policy issues of the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford presidential administrations. The volume documents U.S. policy toward Chile from January 20, 1969 to September 24, 1973, when the Nixon administration announced its extension of diplomatic recognition to the military junta under General Augusto Pinochet.

The primary focus of Volume XXI is on the attitudes adopted and actions taken by the U.S. Government toward the installation of two successive Chilean presidents: the election and inauguration of Salvador Allende in September 1970 and the military coup d’état of General Augusto Pinochet in September 1973. The editors of this volume also compiled an extensive electronic supplement, Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume E–16, Documents on Chile, 1969–1973, which, when released, will be available online at the Office of the Historian website. Additional documentation is scheduled for publication in the subsequent compilation on Chile in Foreign Relations, 1969–1976, volume E–11, Documents on South America, 1973-1976, Part 2.

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