COMMENTS ON OPERATIONS CONDOR

Created: 4/18/1977

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REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL MEMBER COUNTRIES OF THE CONDOR ORGANIZATION MET IN BUENOS6 TO REVIEW PAST ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSS FUTURE PLANS. THE PRINCIPAL ITEM ON THE AGENDA HAS THi' DISCUSSION AND PLANNING OF COORDINATED PSYCHOLOGICAL HARFAf.EDIRECTED AGAINST LEFTIST AND RADICAL GROUPS IN THB VARIOUS MEMBER COUNTRIES. OPERATION CONDOROOPERATIVE ARRANGEMENT AMONG SECURITY SERVICES OF CHILE, ARGENTINA. BOLIVIA, PARAGUAY, URUGUAY, AND BRAZIL TO COUNTER TERRORISM AND SUBVERSION.)

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SERVICE WAS ANARE OF THE EXISTENCE AND SOME OBJECTIVESCONDOR; THUS, HE COULD NOT BE SURE ABOUT OPERATIONSHE EMPHASIZED THAT DISCUSSION OF OPERATIONS IN EITHEROR EUROPE WAS NOT SURFACED AT THE MEETINGTHAT REACTION TO THIS PASTREACH SECURITY5

EXTREMELY HARSH IN ARGENTINA WHICH RESULTED IN THE FIRING OF THE TWW DIRECTOR OF THE ARGENTINE STATE SECRETARIAT FOR INTELLIGENCE (SIOT) AND REPLACING HIM WITH GENERAL CARLOS ENRIOUE , THE CURRENT DIRECTOR. HE ADDED THAT THE FOREGOING INCIDENT MADE CONDORREALIZE THAT THE OTHER INTELLIGENCE SERVICES ARE PROBABLY AWARE OF THEIR ORGANIZATION AND, THEREFORE, EVERYTHING IS HANDLEDAXIMUM OF CAPTION. bVBB COMMENT GENERAL OTTO PALADINO WAS THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF SIDE.

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. CONCERNING CURRENT CONDOR OPERATIONS, BELIEVED THE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON SUBVERSIVES AND TERRORISTS WAS BEING CONDUCTED MOSTLY BILATERALLY BETWEEN INTELLIGENCE SERVICES OF MEMBER COUNTRIES. IN THB COVERT'A7

ARGENTINA AND CHILE WERE MAKING EXTENSIVE USE OF THE COMMUNICATIONS

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MEDIA FOR PROPAGANDA PURPOSES. HE ADDED THAT THE THRUST OFEFFORTS WAS TWOFOLD: TO REFUTE CRITICISM LEVELLED ATGOVERNMENTS BY THE FOREIGN COMMUNICATIONS MEDIA ANDFORA AND TOEW SENSE OF NATIONAL PRIDEk* THATAD RECENTLY COMPLETED TWO"CHILE AFTER ALLENDE" WHICH IT HAS ASKING CONDORSHOW ON TELEVISION IN THEIR COUNTRIES. TO DATE, ONLY URUGUAYHAVE AGREED TO SHOW THEM. ACCORDINGARAGUAYMADE USE OP THE PRESS, THE DAILY NEWSPAPER "PATRIA" INWAS PERIODICALLY INSERTED. HE SAIDEQUEST TOFOR THIS PURPOSE WAS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY HISREQUEST FOR THE ESTABLISHMENTATIONAL NEWS AGENCY.

'THAT THE LATTER WOULD PROBABLY NEVER COME TO PASS BECAUSE FUNDS SIMPLY WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR SUCH AN UNDERTAKING.

LASTLY,THi MEETING THAT WAS TO BE HELD IN ASUNCION IN7 ON "PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE TECHNIQUES AGAINST TERRORISTS AND LEFTIST EXTREMISTS" WAS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE

INABILITY CF ASCENT ISA AND PARAGUAY TO PARTICIPATE. BJB*

4 BOTH COUNTRIES* INTELLIGENCE SERVICES HAD BEEN DEEPLY INVOLVED IN

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