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2. in the arhed forces beoan preparations tor ThE overthrow op former president salvador allende. for this task thevspecial coordinationomposed of three delegates from Each military service. having the rank OF general or admiral, subsequently. carefully selected civilians were included in this teak.

' 3, this coordination team prepared ThE general plan for the overthrow Op; the'the popular unity (up) government, and on the first and second of september it was explained to the army and air force commanders in chiefnd to admiral jose merino

;gr THE NAVY. THE PLAN HAS APPROVED BY THEM* ANDE

QIVEN POR PREPARATIONS T- BE MADE TO UNDERTAKE THE ACTION ON

!l> SEPTEMBER* "AT AN HOUR WHICH NOULO BE SET BTHS ARMY CINC* HHO MAS CHOSEN TO be THE HEAOGROUP. "

OR'VARIOUS REASONS. PARTICULARLY SOME ORGANIZATIONAL

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PROBLEMS IN"THE ARMED FORCES AND CARABINEROS RADIO AND TELEVISION NETWORK* The'COUP WAS POSTPONED UNTIL EARLY ONEPTEMBER. 'THE FOLLOWING WAS THE APPROVED PLANi

:THE EARLY MORNING OF lj SEPTEMBER. THE NAVYPOSSESSION OF VALPARAISO AND VINA DEL MAR AND WOULD ULTIMATUM TO PRESIDENT ALLENDEI

ARMY ANO THE AIR FORCE (FACH) WOULD CONFINE THE BARRACKS IN FIRST GRADE ALERT, BEGINNING ATSEPTEMBER.

CARABINEROS WOULD be NEUTRALIZED by THE NAMING OF

A .NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL, WHO WOULD BE GENERAL, " HCNOOZA WOULD ORDER THE REMOVAL OF THE CARABINEROS FROM THE

PALACE.THE SANTIAGO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE, AND FROH THE PRESIDENTIAL RESIDENCE AT TQMAS MORO. FURTHERMORE. THE CARABINEROS WOULD

SUPPORT THE ARMED FORCES.

D. ILITARY JUNTA WOULD BE ESTABLISHED. CONSISTING Of

THREE ARNED FORCES CINCS AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE CARABINEROS, MHICH WOULD FUNCTION IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE AND FROM THERE. AT OR WHEN THEY"CONTACTED ALLENDE, THEY MOULD ISSUE AN ULTIMATUM TO* TURN OVER ROWER TO THEM.

E. IN THE CASE OF RESISTANCE BY THE PRESIDENT ANDHE ARMED FORCES AND CARABINEROS WOULD ACT FORCEFULLY, ACCORDING To THE PLANS PREVIOUSLY AGREED UPON. ,

MEHACTIVITIES OF THE ARMED FORCES ANO THE CARABINEROS WOULD BE DIRECTED AND COORDINATED .FROM THE NATIONAL DEFENSE STAFF OF THE MINISTRY; OFOCATED ON THE FIFTH FLOOR OF THE HINISTRY, WHE^e! THE COORDINATING TEAM WOULD BE LOCATED', '

sv THE' ARMED FORCES NETWORK WOULD INSTALL ITS COMMAND POST IN* THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, FIFTH FLOOR, AND WOULD HAVE AS ITS BASE RADIC ABRICULTURA AND THE TELEVISION CHANNEL ElOnOINOATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. THE SANTIAGO GARRISON MOULD IE REINFORCED WITH BATTALIONS FROMAN FELIPE* RIO BLANCO AND OUILLOTA. AND WITH AN ARTILLERY CROUP-FROM LINARES.

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1, the fach mouldree to reinforce santiago froh rases

in the north and south.

J. the navy mould be free to strengthen its installations in the qucta normal section.

k. the commanoers of the divisions and provincial oarrisons

would assume control and total power in their respective areas.

bV>urprise For. government. since the coup* the militart junta government has concentrated on its operations to clean up the terrorist organizations and snipers. the order given since the uth has been to execute all subversive elements who resist. without exception and regardless of their nationality or position. it is estimated that these operations will se terminated in santiago abouteptember. in santiago the clean up operation is being directed by the commanoer of the santiaoo garrison,

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