COMMENTS ON DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AGAINST CARABINEROS

Created: 9/1/1973

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RRUTIA REQUESTED PROFESSIONAL SOLIDARITY, AND ME INDICATED THAT THg','

CARABINEROSiSHOULD be EXTREMELY CAREFUL to AVOID lending THEM. selves-to situations which'COULD BE EXPLOITED FOR POLITICAL PURPOSESHE POPULAR UNITY COALITION OR BY

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jURRUTU ALSO MENTIONED two other INClOENTSl he SAID

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THAT:ONUGUST THE AIR FORCE MOVED SOME OF ITS AIRCRAFT

from"SANTIAGO TO CONCEPC10NJ- HOWEVER, no REPORTINQ ABOUT this

JTRANSfER'haS, RECEIVED FROM ANY CARABlNERo UNITS. IN ADDITION.

HE SAIDHE CARABINERO HIGH COMMAND NOW KNOWS THAT THE

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NAVY sent some ARMED PERSONNEL TO help GUARD the

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ANDHE AJR FORCEACHINE OuN PERIMETER NONljor THIS ACTIVITY.NAS REPORTED EITHER. URRUTIA SAID THAT

IT HAS MANDATORY THAT CARABINEROS REPORT ON SUCH ACTIVITIES. IF

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THBY HERE .TO CARRY OUT THEIR PUBLIC SAFETY TASKS EFFICIENTLY. ABOUTADIOUT TO ALL CARABINERO

UNITS IN CHILE. SIGNED BY URRUTI A. HHICH SAID THAT CARABINEROS

O REPEL ANY ATTACKS AGAINST THEM, ulTH ARMS IF NECESSARY, ONUGUST THIS ORDER MAS FOLLOWED UEJ BY WRITTEN ORDERS.cOMNEHTt THlS ORDER MEANS THAT YME CARABINEROS SHOULD DEFEND THEMSELVES IF ATTACKED BY ANYONE. THE INTENTION WAS TO PROTECT UNITS AND PERSONNEL FROM ATTACKS BY TERRORITST GROUPS, BUT, IP TAKEN LITERALLY. IT COULD INCLUDE ATTACKS BY OTHER MILITARY SERVICES. IF THE OCCASION AROSE.)

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