The invisible blockade and the convert war : U.S. relations with Chile, 1970-1973.
Hayes, Bradd Crouch
Jurika, Stephen, Jr.
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At a time when the options a President may follow in pursuing foreign policy seem to be diminishing, it is essential to study the consequences of past foreign policy decisions and programs to determine which were successful and remain viable. The course followed by the U.S. in dealing with Chile during Salvador Allende ' s administration (19 70- 19 73) brought criticism to the President and State Department, and discredit to the intelligence community. America has repudiated the ideal John Kennedy espoused in his inaugural address: "We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and success of liberty." This thesis deals with U.S. relations with Chile during the tumultuous years of Allende ' s regime. It seeks to test the hypothesis that the U.S. government, in concert with U.S.- owned multinational corporations, pursued a course of action, publicly, economically and covertly, bent on discrediting, disrupting and dislodging Marxist forces in Chile.
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