In accordance with our commitment to increased transparency, the U.S. Government has declassified and released portions of the President’s Daily Briefs related to Chile from September 8, 1973 and September 11, 1973. They are now available via the following links:
Along with the thousands of documents previously declassified, the release of these PDBs today demonstrates our enduring commitment to the U.S.-Chile partnership and is consistent with our joint efforts to promote democracy and human rights in our own countries and around the world.
The declassification of documents is a complex interagency process, during which the government considers many factors, including national security, protecting sources and methods, and other risks and benefits of releasing specific information. Taking these factors into account, the U.S. Government completed this declassification review in response to a request from the Government of Chile and to allow for a deeper understanding of our shared history. We remain committed to working with our Chilean partners to try and identify additional sources of information to increase our awareness of impactful events throughout our shared history and further strengthen this important relationship between our two countries.