MILITARY PERSONNEL CHANGES REQUESTED BY ALLENDE

Created: 8/6/1973

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DURING LATE JULYALVADOR ALLENDE.ESTED THE RETIREMENTS OP THE FOLLOHJNO OFFICERS OF THE CARABINEROS (UNIFORMED NATIONAL POL ICE). THIS REQUEST HAS ACCEPTED BY THE CARA3INER0 COUNCIL OF GENERALS APPARENTLYDISSENT.

A. GENERAL ARTURO FORMER COMMANDER OF THEE IN VALPARAISO. L HE AO ThE DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES UNTIL RETIRED. UHICH HILL BE BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST

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close association hj th navy officers hhq are involved ant i*

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s. general, who will be retired

before the end OF the year. al'.ENDE SaIOo COnFJOENCE IN henooza. WhOH HE described as having too hany contacts ahqng the military.

olonel hugh hinrichsen, HEaO of the santiago radio patrol unit. allende's rationale for this retirement has that hinrichsen had ordered partarabinero unit to proceed from ALLENDE's residenceroblem area one evening. which allende apparently mistook as a mcve agjnst him, (JBBJBJP pl commenti hinrichsen is considered to be against the popular unity (up) coalition.)

2, the following additional chances have been hade in the carabinero roster! jorge mas promoted to general on SB july and assuheo command of the second zone in valparaisougust, replacing .ENERaL VaVONE*. onuly general mario assumed command of the fourth zone

IN CONCEPCION. REPLACING GENERAL JORGE UHUTI A. RECENTLY NAMED AS SUB-CIPECTQR GENERAL OF THE CARABINEROS*. UGUST NEULY PROMOTED GENERALS ERNESTO GONZALEZ ANO

Daniel here retired. general

LATRILLE'S POLITICAL LEANINGS ARE UNKNOWN! GENERAL HACKAV IS. GENERAL GONZALEZ IS ANTI-GOVERNMENT.)

2, COMMENT] THE LACK cr OBJECTION to THE OFFICIALS IS PRIMARILY BECAUSE GENERAL JOSE GENERAL OF THE CARABINEROS* EAK LEAOER

CANNOT STAND UP TO THE PRESlOENT, THIS HAS EMPHASIZED WHEN ALLENDE REQUESTED SEPULVEDA'S RETIREMENT FOLLOWING THEUNE UPRISING. .AT THAT TIME GENERAL RAMON OFFERED TO RESIGN INSTEAD. WHEN SEPULVEDA LEARNED OP-THIS HE SAID THAT IF VIVEROS HAD TO RESIGN. SEPULVEDA WOULO ALSO. AFTER TALKING WITH ALLENOE. HOWEVER* SEPULVEDA CHANGED HJS MIND AND DID NOT RESIGN. WHILE GENERAL VIVEROS WAS "RETIRED- ONONTRIBUTING FACTOR TO THE LACK OF INTEREST IN THE RETIREMENTS WAS THAT THERE IS NO PRESSURE FROH THE LOWER RANKS TO HAVE THE GENERALS REMAIN. AS THERE OFTEN IS AMONG THE OTHER ARMED FORCES* BECAUSE THE MORALE. WITHIN THE CARABINEROS IS LOW*. THE LOWER

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