TASK FORCE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HEADQUARTERS

Created: 9/21/1970

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TO IMMEDIATE SANTIAGO

AS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HEADQUARTERSMAXIMUM SUPPORT TO STATION. IF IT BECOMES AS

CIP/IC AS WC INTEND IT TO -IE. VOL' V.YER AGAIN

a lengthy message of this nature.

FIRST ACT WISH ENGAGE you IN EXERCISE TO REFINE

AND COORDINATE OUR THINKINGGAKDl^^HpSO THAT WE

MAY BEGIN WITH clear AND AGREED OBJECTIVES and COURSES OF

ACTION. on PERHAPS UNTOWARD ASSUMPTION THAT FREI makes

FIRST MOVE. WHICH HE MUSTO SUCCEED, WE WOULD

LIKE TO HAVE AS CRYSTALLINE UNDERSTANDING AS POSSIBLE, UNDER

CIRCUMSTANCES, OF EVENTS WE ARE PLACING IN TRAIN AND WHAT

STEPS WE ARE TO FOLLOW. THIS LS ESSENTIAL IF WE ARE TO MOVE

FORWARD FROM ONE EVENT TO ANOTHERAUSE AND

HEADQUARTERS IS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH INTELLIGENT AND

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EFKECTIVE SUPPORT IMMEDIATELY AND WITHIN DAYS TO COME.

3. PURPOSE OE EXERCISE IS TO PREVENT ALLENDE ASSUMPTION OF POWER. PARLIAMENTARY LEGERDEMAIN HAS BEEN DISCARDED.

MILITARY SOLUTION IS OBJECTIVE.

FIRST AND FUNDAMENTAL TASK LS TO INDUCE EREI TO TAKE ACTION WHICH WILL PRODUCE DESIRED RESULT. AFTER THIS WE GET FUZZY SINCE WE HAVE NO CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WE WISH FREI TO DO OTHER THAN LEAD MILITARY COUP HIMSELF, SOMETHING WE CAN HARDLY EXPECT OF THIS TOO-GENTLE SOUL. WE CANASPIRE TO HAVE HIM ACT IN MANNER WHICH WILL NOT ONLY EXACERBATE CLIMATE FOR COUP BUT WHICH WILL ACTUALLY PRECIPITATE IT.

FROM YOUR PREVIOUS COMMUNICATIONS IT OURTHAT EREI SHOULD:

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A. SEEK RESIGNATION OF CABINET:

IJ. FORM NEW CABINET COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF MILITARY;

APPOINTS ACTING PRESIDENT;

DEPARTS FROM CHILE;

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HAS MILITARY JUNTA WHICH SUPERVISES

RUNS IN NEWREASONS NOTED IN PARA SLX BELOW THIS SEEMS TO BEUNDERSTANDING ON OUR PART OF WHAT YOU HAVE PLEASE SEND US CABLE OUTLINING OBJECTIVES AND COURSE

.OrON BELIEVE HOULD NNl-'ONO IF WK CAN

INFLUENCE THEM, ALWAYS CONDITIONED BY THE FACT THAT WE

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HAVE TO KEEP "OUR FEET IN THE MUD OF PRACTICALITY AND OUR EYES ON THE STARS. " PROVIDE EXPLANATION OF WHY YOU BELIEVE

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ARE OBJECTIVES WE SHOULD BE FOLLOWING AND, IN SEPARATE PARAGRAPH, OUTLINE WHAT ACTIONS YOU BELIEVE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES.

6. QUESTIONS ON PARA FIVE ABOVE. A) CAN FR EI SUCC ESSFULLY INSPIRE RESIGNATION OF HIS CABINETUITABLE PRETEXT? DOES PRETEXT NOW EXIST? IF NOT CAN WE CREATE ONE? WHAT SHOULD IT BE AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO BRING IT ABOUT? B) DOES FREI HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY TO APPOINT ACTING WOULD NOT ACTING PRESIDENT BE EITHER MINISTER OF INTERIOR OR PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE? IN EVENT MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR FREI CLEARLY SHOULD APPOINT PROJECTED COUP LEADER AS MINISTER OF INTERIOR SO THAT HE CAN TAKE OVER, CONSTITUTIONALLY, WHEN FREI RESIGNS. (PLEASEHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN THE NORMAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL COURSE OF

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THE COUNTRY IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT PERMISSION OF CONGRESS AND STILL BE ACTING WITHIN CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS? MIGHT IT BE 1'REEERABLE TO HAVE HIM REMAIN IN SECLUDEDWITHIN CHILE?

7. OUR PREOCCUPATION WITH HAVING FREI ACTIS NOT BASED ON DELICATE SENSE OF LEGALITY BUT ON TWO REALITIES: A) IT MIGHT BE EASIER TO INDUCE FREI TO TAKE NECESSARY ACTION IF HIS ACTS CAN ALL BE CLOTHED ENTIRELY IN CONSTITUTIONAL TERMSROM HIS SELECTING MILITARY CABINET, TO RESIGNATION. ETC. AND PERMITTING ONLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT TO BE MILITARY'S REFUSAL TO ALLOW ALLENDE ASSUME POWER; B) IFJMBBisUCCESSFUL IT MAY BE THAT FREI'S CHANCES

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RE-ELECTION AND SUBSEQUENT ACCEPTANCE FOR SIX YEARS AS LEGAL PRESIDENT OF CHILE WOULD BE BETTER IF IT CAN RE SHOWN THAT HE. PERSONALLY, NEVER VIOIJVTED CONSTITUTION.

b. PURPOSE THIS CABLE IS NOT TO TEST YOUR TIRED NERVES WITH YET ANOTHER BUREAUCRATIC EXERCISE WHEN IMMEDIATE. DRASTIC. AND EFFECTIVE ACTION IS REQUIRED. PURPOSE IS TO GIVE SOME FOCUS TO OUR EFFORTS SO THAT EVERY MOVE MADE HENCEFORTH WILL FIT SNUGLY INTO AN AGREED FRAMEWORK. DEPRIVED OF THE PRESENCE OF COS WE FORCED USE THIS METHOD TO COME TO MEETING OF MINDS.

9. THEREFORE. AT YOUR DISCRETION. PLEASE SEND US LIST OF YOUR OBJECTIVES. COURSE OF ACTION YOU ARE AND WILL BE FOLLOWING AND SUPPORT YOU EXPECT FROM US, TASKS THAT MUST BE PERFORMED BY US AND YOU. YOU MAY WISH GROUP THESE 'MIK

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TASKS INTO VARIOUS CATEGORIES SUCH AS: DIRECT PRESSURE ON FREI (COURSES OFIRECT AND INDIRECT PRESSURE ON CHILEAN MILITARY (COURSES OFROPAGANDA INCLUDING ENCOURAGEMENT TO EL MERCURIO;

10. WE HAVEAYS IN WHICH TORESCENDO OF ACTIVITY. IF YOU AGREE THEREEED TO DO SO, WE SOLICIT YOUR SUPPORT IN MAKING THIS EFFORT ORDERLY SO THAT WE MISS NO BETS AND FOCUS ON ISSUES AT HAND AS PRIORITIES WARRANT.

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