REPORT ON RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CARABINERO (NATIONAL POLICE) AND MILITARY PERSON

Created: 10/20/1972

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RELATIONS BETWEEN CARABINERO (NATIONAL POLICE) AND MILITARY PERSONNELv'XV; JTHE STREETS pF SANTIAGO ARE GOOD, AND: THE CARABINEROS ARE WORKING: UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL HECTOR', COMMANDER OF THE SANTIAGO: EMERGENCYLTHOUGH THE ORDERS ARE BEING' RECEIVED VIA THE CARABINEROHE STANDING OTDERSREAT BOTH SIDES IN THE CONFORNTATIONHOEVER ATTEMPTS TO DISRUPT PUBLIC ORDERE: DETAINED. THUS FAR, THERE, HAS, BEEN NO PROBLEMERIOUS NATURE' WITH;THE

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OPPOSITION, AMD'THE POLICE ARE AWARE THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED

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ITS PEOPLE OFF THEHUSV THE POLICE AND MILITARY ARE

AGAINST, THE EXTREMISTS OF BOTH THE RIGHT'AND

BUT THE TANX UNIT IS ON ALERT.

ji.THE CARABINERO NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS (NCO)EN IN THE STREETS, WHICH SIGNIFIES IT HAS NO REAL RESERVES LEFT. -THE HEW HAVE ONLY| THREE DAYS SUPPLY OF^ TEAR GAS AND ARE UNDER ORDERS TO RESTRICT' ITS USE. THE MEN OF THE NCO SCHOOL ARE ALSO ALMOST JOUT OF FOOD. THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED TO RESUPPLY THE UNIT, BUT AS OFCTi THIS HAD NOT BEEN DONE. THE LITTLE TANKS OF THE NCO SCHOOL HAVE NOT BEEN UTILIZED IN THE CRISIS,

; S. THE HIGH COMMANDHE CARABINEROS AND THE'GOVERNMENT ARE AWARE THAT THE CAPTAINS AND MAJORS WITHIN THE.POLICE FORCE' ARE THOSE

WHO ARE'HOST* STRONGLY IN OPPOSITION TO THE POPULAR UNITY

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FOR THISHE STREET PATROLS ARE BEING LED BY LIEUTENANTS INSTEAD^ OF CAPTAINS. THE LIEUTENANTS ARE ALSO OPPOSED TOUT THEY: ARE MORE AFRAID TO HEDGE OR REFUSE TO OBEY

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4. THE CARABINERO SECURITY FORCE ASSIGNED TO PROTECT PRESIDENT

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LLENDE HAS BEEN DOUBLEDEN. ARABINERO

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CIVILIAN PRESIDENTIAL GUARO (GAP) INSTRUCTIONS IN VEAPONS FIRING.

ORTAR, OF ABOUT 8]IZE, HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO CHILE FROM

CUBA AND GAP MEMBERS ARE BEIW TRAINED IS ITS USE. vaMLaflPENTi

THE QUANTITY OF THE MORTARS BROUGHT FROM CUBA ARE HOT KNOVH. THE

GAP HAS BEEN CONDUCTING jPRACTICE FIRING OF THIS MORTAR At THE

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COMMENT* I THE CARABINEROS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT

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THE OOVERNMENl AS LONG AS THE ARMY DOES. THE CARABINEROS VILL NOT INITIATE ANY MOVE TO ;OUST'INCE THEY WOULD HAVE TO OPPOSE THE ARMY TO DOID THEY KNOW THEY WOULD LOSE. IT IS THE OPINION OF'CARABINERO OFFICERS THAT THE ARMY WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE GOVERNMENT, iA NO THUS THE PRESIDENT AND. VILL WIN IN THIS CURRENT CONFRONTATION AND THE OPPOSITION WILL LOSE. IT IS ALSO BELIEVED THAT IF ALLENDE AND. SURVIVES, MARXISM

WILL1 HAVE'A CLEAR ROAD INjCHILE, AND THE CARABINEROS AND THE

FORCES WILL LOSE THEIR PRESENT INSTITUTIONAL INDEPENDENCE AS

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