GOVERNMENT ASSESSMENT OF SEC SIT

Created: 4/2/1974

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INTERNAL' SECURITY SITUATION AT PRESENT:

2. THE INTERNAL SITUATION IS CALM AND UNDER CONTROL. THE VIGOROUS REPRESSIVE ACTIONS BY THE GOVERNMENT HAVE MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE EXTREMISTS TO REGROUP. THE MOVEMENT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY LEFT (MIR) HAST LEAST FOR THE TIME BEING, ALTHOUGH IT STILL HAS UNDISCOVERED CACHES OF ARMS AND OTHER SUPPLIES. MANY MIR MILITANTS ARE UNACCOUNTED FOR OR HAVE ESCAPED .TO ARGENTINA AND OTHER COUNTRIES. MIGUEL AND EDGAR DO ENRIQUE 2, , AND THB MIR LEADER CALLED "COMANDANTE MICKEY" ARB BELIEVED TO BE IN SOUTHERN ARGENTINA. iflpCOMIENT: sports OVER THE past FEN MONTHS' SHOW THAT THE MIR, WHILE HIDING UNDERGROUND AND FEARFUL, IS STILL VERY MUCH IN EXISTENCE AND ATTEMPTING TO REORGANIZE, ALBEIT

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VERY CAUTIOUSLY. THERE HAS BEEN NO CONCRETE EVIDENCE SHOWINGABOVE HIR LEADERS HAVE FLED. '

THE SOCIALIST PARTY (PS) WAS MUCH HARDERT HAS

SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF HIDDEN ARMS AND SUPPLIES. NEITHERNOR THE PS IS CONSIDERED TOHREAT At PRESENT,IS RECOGNIZED THAT SMALL GROUPS OF FANATICAL LEFTISTSOUT TERRORIST ACTIONS SHOULD THEY BE INCLINED TO DO SO. BROTHERS ARE CONSIDERED PRIMARILY SPEECHMAXERS AND

THE MIR

LEFTIST PARTIESNITED FRONT AGAINST THE JUNTA. IN CONTRAST,

AS DANGEROUS AS TORO AND COMANDANTE MICKEY, WHO ARE ACCOMPLISHED GUERRILLA CHIEFS. THE POPULATION IS NOT NOW WILLING TO SUPPORT, HIDE, OR OTHERWISE ASSIST THE EXTREMIST GROUPS. EVEN FORMER MEMBERS OP THE POPULAR UNITY COALITION ARE TOO FRIGHTENED AND IMPRESSED BY THB NEW GOVERNMENT TO RISK AIDING THEM. THE JUNTA IS WELL AWARE F THE ROLE FEAR AND HARD WORK PLAY IN THIS RESPECT". CCMMENT: .

FACTION IS LED BY VICTOR TORO.)

THE JUNTA HAS DECIDED IN ANY CASE THAT IT WILL NOT DEAL OR

BARGAIN WITH KIDNAPPERS, TERRORISTS, OR EXTORTIONISTS OF ANYOSTAGE BE KILLED, THE JUNTA'S POLICY WILL BE TO EXECUTE O EXTREMISTS PER DAY UNTIL THE PERPETRATORS SURRENDER. DESPITE THE FACT THAT THIS POLICY HAS BECOME KNOWN AMONG THE EXTREMISTS AND DESPITE THE EXTREMISTS* PRESENT INABILITY TO ORGANIZE AND ACT, THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THEY MILL BEGIN TO CARRY OUT MURDERS AND BOMBINGS AT WELL-ATTENDED PLACES, SUCH AS MOVIE THEATERS, IN ORDER TO UNDERMINE THE PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN THE GOVERNMENT. SUPPORT FOR SUCH ACTIONS IS EXPECTED TO COME FROM ABROAD IN THE FORM OF SMUGGLED FUNDS AND PARAMILITARY SPECIALISTS.

GOVERNMENT DOES NOT BELIEVE FOREIGNERS IN CHILE WILLTARGETS OF THE TERRORISTS. IT IS INAPPROPRIATE TO THEEVEN FROM THE TERRORISTS' POINT OF VIEW.

MILITARY SERVICES AND THE NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

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DIRECTORATE (DINA) CARRIED OUT FIVE FAIRLY LARGE OPERATIONS IN THE PAST.MONTHS AGAINST EXTREMIST GROUPS; THESE WERE MOSTLY PS MEMBERS WHO WERE PLANNING ATTACKS ON MILITARY INSTALLATIONS. NONE OF THE" PLANNED ACTIONS CAME CLOSE TOEAL THREAT OR CAUSING SIGNIFICANT LOSSES. THE CARABINEROS AND THE MILITARY SERVICES ARE

UTHORIZED TO ENGAGE IN COUNTERGUERRILLA OPERATIONS, BUT DINA ISXCEPT IN THE CASE OF SURPRISE ATTACK OR OTHER SELF-DEFENSEINA PERSONNEL ARE PERMITTED TO CARRY SIDEARMS ONLY. HEY USE THE INTELLIGENCE THEY DEVELOP TO ASSIST THE POLICEILITARY IN COMBATTING TERRORISTS.

7. NEVERTHELESS, THE JUNTA IS CONVINCED THAT THE GOVERNMENT HASRITICAL JUNCTURE. ALTHOUGH THE INTERNAL SITUATION IS WELL UNDER CONTROL, FUNDS, ACTIVISTS, PROPAGANDA,RE BEING SMUGGLED INTO CHILE AND THE FLOW CAN BE EXPECTED TO INCREASE. THE GOVERNMENT IS LOOKING FORWARD TO THE ARRIVAL OF WINTER IN MAY, WHEN SNOWS WILL CLOSE THE FRONTIER WITH ARGENTINA. INFILTRATION PROM PERU IS ALSO EXPECTED TO INCREASE ALONG THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF CHILE'S SEACOAST BY MEANS OF SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BOATS.* DINA HAS

RECEIVED INFORMATIONTHE CUBANS ARE TRAINING

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THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THAT THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHILE (PCCH) STILL HAS0 WEAPONS HIDDEN. THE PCCH IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE ONLY REAL SUBVERSIVE THREAT BECAUSE OF THE COMMUNISTS' DISCIPLINE AND WILLINGNESS TO BlflE THEIR TIME TO ACHIEVE LONG-TERM GOALS. THE GOVERNMENT IS CONVINCED THAT CUBAN HELP IN THE FORM OF FUNDS, PROPAGANDA, AND OTHER SUPPLIES IS ARRIVING IN CHILE THROUGH PCCH-SPONSORED CHANNELS.

IN SPITE OF THE VERY HIGH DEGREE OF INTERNAL CONTROL WHICH HAS BEENTATE OF ALERT IS STILL IN ORDER. EVIDENCE THAT THE ALERT IS WELL FOUNDED IS THE FACT THAT PATROL HELICOPTERS ARE STILL SHOT AT EVERY NIGHT.

11. THERE IS SUSPICION THAT THE COMMUNISTS HAVE PENETRATED THE DIEGO PORT ALES BUILDING, WHICH HOUSES THE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT OFFICES. THIS IS BASED ON THE LEAKIGHLY RESTRICTED MATTER WHICH WAS BROADCAST OVER RADIO MOSCOW LESS THANOURS AFTER IT HAD BEEN DISCUSSED. THE GOVERNMENT BELIEVES THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT IS RESPONSIBLESYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE JUNTA. ONE EXAMPLELOOD OF CABLEGRAMS, MOST OP 1 ^

WHICH ORIGINATE IN BOSTON, DIRECTED AT GENERAL GUSTAVO LEIGH OF THE JUNTA AND GENERAL SERCIO ARELLANO SANTIAGO COMMANDER. THEY HAVE BECOME SO THREATENING THAT DINA HAS BEGUN TO INTERCEPT THEM TO EASE THE PRESSURE ON ARELLANO. .

12. THE GOVERNMENT HAS DETECTED THREE STRANGE VHF RADIO SIGNALS IN THE SANTIAGO AREA, BUT TO DATE THE ORIGINS OF THE SIGNALS HAVE NOT BEEN DETECTED.

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THERE AREOLITICAL PRISONERS ON DAWSON ISLAND, WHERE THEY WILL REMAIN THROUGHOUT THE WINTER UNLESS CALLED TO TRIAL IN SANTIAGO. THERERISONERS AT CHACABUCO, NEAR ANTOFAGASTA, ANDT PISACUA. THREE ARE IN MILITARY HOSPITALS.

COMMENT: INFORMATION CONCERNING ADDITIONAL DETENTION CENTERS AND THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY ON DETAINEES HAS BEEN REPORTED|

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