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    Previously Classified Documents Released by US Show Knowledge of 1973 Chile Coup

    Previously Classified Documents Released by US Show Knowledge of 1973 Chile Coup

    Every once in a while, the voices of ghosts emerge to reveal dark chapters in U.S. political history.

    The State Department with the  last week declassified two 50-year-old documents that had been withheld from public view that shed light on the coup in Chile that overthrew the country's elected president.

    One is then- President Nixon's intelligence briefing notes from the day of the coup, Sept. 11, 1973, marked top secret “For the President Only.” The National Security Archive, a non-governmental research organization, described the papers as some of “the most historically iconic of missing records” on the coup.

    “[T]hey contained information that went to President Nixon as a military takeover that he and his top advisor Henry Kissinger had encouraged for three years came to fruition,” the National Security Archive, which studies and stores vast troves of formerly secret official documents, said in a statement.

    The coup led to the death of the Chilean president, leftist leader Salvador Allende, and installed years of brutal right-wing military rule headed by Gen. Augusto Pinochet in what had been until then a promising young democracy.

    While the newly declassified documents don't substantially change the story, they reveal the considerable amount of detail that Nixon knew about the steps leading to the coup. In addition to the briefing papers from the day of the coup, a second document…

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