There’s another September 11th. On that day thirty years ago, a military coup overthrew Chile’s elected president, Salvador Allende. Newly declassified documents show the C.I.A.’s extensive involvement in the coup. On this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, the Pinochet file. Also, stories of disgraced dictators in exile - from Idi Amin to “Baby Doc” Duvalier.
Peter Kornbluh, directs the National Security Archive’s Chile Documentation Project. He’s just published “The Pinochet File,” which uses recently declassified documents to prove that there was American involvement at the highest levels of government in the efforts to foment chaos in Chile.