(DELETED) THE AIR FORCE DID NOT RECEIVE ADVANCE WARNING OF TEH PLANS BY THE ARM

Created: 7/9/1973

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RECEIVE ADVANCE warning op the planshe army's second armoured battalion to attack the presidential palace onjune. but air porce generals have nonetheless been criticized rQRllowing thc hanker hunters aircraft to at least overfly the oOMNTOWN area of the city.during the uprising. the reason this was not done has because the air FORCE leadership did not really know what

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almost the entire military establishment is extremely ansry with colonel luis ramirez. commander or the -tacna" artillery regiment. for the needless de*ths he caused in putting down the uprising.)

3, during the eveninq ofune admiral raul . commander in chief of the navy. asked the air force generals in the ministry of defense to meet with the admirals present in the city. while!he and general cesar ruiz. air force commander in chief, went to the presidential palace to see the presioent, at this meeting, the admirals and air force generals openly talked about the need to overthrow. government. but they came To

THE CONCLUSION THAT NOTHING COULDONE WITHOUT THE ASHY AND THAT THE ARHY HAS NOT PREPARED AT THAT TIHE POR SUCH ACTION.

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80TH RUI2TER0 WERE VERY ANGRY OVER THE PACT THAT PRESIDENT SALVADOR ALLENDE HAD PRESENTED THE" TO THE CROWD DURING THEUNE PRO-GOVERNNENT DEMONSTRATION. THEY SAID THEY

OULOO RESIGN HAD TmET REFUSED TO JOIN THE PRESIDENT

ON TmE PLATFORM, AND THEY FElT IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR THEM TO WOR* FROM THE INSIDE RAThER THAN BE REMOVED.) AGREEMENT HAS EVENTUALLY REACHED AT THE MEETING TO ASK GENERAL CARLOS , ARMY COMMANDER IN CHIEF, TOE ARMY GENERALS TO MEETIKE NUMBER FROM THE AIR FORCE AND NAVY TO DISCUSS MILITARY CONCERN OVER THE NATIONAL SECURITY,

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4, ON THE MORNING OFUNE PRATS AGREED TO THE MEETING AND SUGGESTED THAT IT BE HELD THAT EVENING. GENERALS AUOUSTO PINOCHET, MARIO SEPULVEDA, OSCAR , SERGIO ARELLANO. AND SERQIO REPRESENTED THE

ARMY] GENERALS JORGE GUSTAVO LEIGH* AGUSTIN RODRIGUEZ' CLAUDIO SEPULVEDA. NICANOR DIAZ, AND PRANCISCO ATTENDED POR THE AIR PORCEl AND ADMIRALS PATRICIO CARVAJAL* ISRAEL HUERTA, DANIEL ARELLANO* CARLOS LEON, AND HUGO REPRESENTED THE NAVY.

5. DURING THEUNE MEETING NO PLOTTING DISCUSSIONS HERE HELD BECAUSE THE ADMIRALS AND AIR FORCE GENERALS DID NOT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN ALL THE ARMY GENERALS PRESENT. AT THE MEETING

IT HAS AGREED THAT EACH OF THE SERVICES WOULD PREPARE A

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MEMORANDUM ON THE PRESENT SITUATION IN CHILE AND ITS BEARING ON

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NATIONALHE MEMORANDA HERE TO HAVE BEEN COMPLETEOULY* AT WHICH THE THREE HOULO BE COMBINED INTO ONE MEMORANDUM. OMHITTEE OF TWO GENERALS FROM THE ARMY, TWO FROM

THE AIR FORCE AND THO ADMIRALS HERE TO DO THE CONSOLIDATION, AS

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IT TURNED OUT. THE AIR FflRCE PREPARATION HAS THE HOST COMPLETE ANO IT HAS USED AS .THE BASIS FOR THE CONSOLIDATION. THE FINAL MEMORANDUM WAS BASED ON*NATIONAL SECURITY ASPECTS AND WAS VERY RESPECTFUL IN TONE,'ALTHOUGH IT WAS VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD. ITACKGROUND ON THE SITUATION AND WAS OUTLINED INTO

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ECONOMIC. SOCUL AND POLITICAL SECTIONS.

6. THE CO NS DL ID ATAD BEEN COMPETED. COPIES

GIVEN TO THE THREE COMMANDERS IN CHIEF. RUII AND MONTERO

OBJECTED TO THONE DEALING MITH THE MILITARY IN THE CABINET. WHICH INDICATED THAT IP THE PRESIDENT ASKED POR SUCH PARTICIPATION THE MILITARY WOULD HAVE TO BE QIVEN ALL MINISTERIAL

POSITIONS. THE SECOND DEALT WITH THE NEED TO REMOVE ALL FOREIGN EXTREMISTS. ESTIMATED TO BER ON CHILE. THE OFFICERS INVOLVED AGREED TO REMOVE THE TWO PARAGRAPHS. HOWEVER WHEN RUIZ AND MONTERO WENT TO THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE THE AFTERNOONHEY DISCOVERED THAT GENERAL PRATS HaO SHOWN HIS COPY TO ALLENDE AND DEFENSE MINISTER JOSE . BOTH OF WHOM VOICED THEIR ANGER OVER THE PARAGRAPHS HHICH WERE TO HAVE BEEN

REMOVED. Pi

THE CABINET. THIS DECISION WAS MADE KNOWN TO THE PRESIDENTMORNINGULY. THUS. WHEN THE THREE COMMANDERS IN CHIEF HfiT THE PRESIDENT DURING THE AFTERNOONULY. HE WAS ALREADY AMARE THAT HE WOULD NOT HAVE ANY MILITARY REPRESENTATIVES IN HIS CABINET.

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PRATS INSTRUCTED GENERALS ORLANDO t SEPULVEDA.ND BONILLA TO INFORM PRESIDENT ALLENDE Of THE ARMY'S DECISION NOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE GOVERNMENT. THIS WAS DONE ON THE MORNINGULT.

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uly The representatives of the three services again met to discuss matters. despite the objections of general prats.

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