Kornbluh, Peter. “Memorandum for Henry Kissinger.” In “Chile and the United States: Declassified Documents Relating to the Military Coup, September 11, 1973,” 1970. https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB8/nsaebb8i.htm.
This lengthy document is a set of options put together by the US State Department to deal with various diplomatic concerns related to Chile, and addressed to Henry Kissinger. The document first considers the issue of continued Chilean membership in the OAS (organization of American States) which the US was not comfortable with. There is then a protracted discussion of what strategies the US could use to end Chilean membership in the OAS, complete with a list of pros and cons. Later, the document details different methods of economic sanction which the US could put Chile under. From there, it discusses various other short topics, such as briefings for members of Congress.
The reader might note that other documents which detail atrocities carried out of CIA or State Department payroll make no mention of briefings for members of Congress. This document shows the escalation of US efforts to contain Chile, and weaken it’s international standing, from mere overtures in document #1 to outright planning in this document. Although no mention of a coup to overthrow Allende is made, the diplomatic isolation which this document discusses would put Chile in a position which would make it difficult to defend itself against a coup.
“Current Situation: There is no present evidence of subversion of the Chilean Armed Forces, or of disruptive tactics on the part of the Chilean delegation to the IADB, that warrants the expulsion of Chile at this time. A motion to expel Chile today might get a bare majority of the vote; a dramatic event would be required to shift enough votes to a significant majority.”