64. Memorandum for the 40 Committee1


  • Chile: PDC Request for Financial Support [less than 1 line not declassified]

1. In a memorandum to the 40 Committee dated 28 January 1971 and concerned with financial support of the Chilean opposition parties and the purchase of media outlets, [8 lines not declassified].

2. We are now prepared to support the Chilean Christian Democratic Party’s (PDC) request [5 lines not declassified] this support will help bolster the political opposition to the Allende government, a goal which is consistent with the objectives set forth in the Central Intelligence Agency’s Covert Action Annex to “Options Paper on Chile” (NSSM 97).

[3 paragraphs (30 lines) not declassified]

  1. Summary: This memorandum informed the 40 Committee of support for the Christian Democratic Party’s request for financial support to aid in the continuation of the newspaper [text not declassified].

    Source: National Security Council, Nixon Intelligence Files, Subject Files, Chile, 1971–72. Secret; Sensitive; Eyes Only. A handwritten notation at the bottom of the first page indicates that the information paper was distributed to the 40 Committee principals on April 28.