In five concisely argued pages (about 1250 words), analyze the “Report of CIA Chilean Task Force Activities,” assigned for class. What was the CIA task force’s main goal in Chile? This document also reveals a number of the CIA’s operating assumptions and conceptions that motivated and supported their activities. How would you characterize these conceptions and how do they establish CIA priorities? You may find it helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
What did the author(s) of this report think of elections?
What did the author(s) think of the press?
How did they define “free press” and what role did the press play in their operations? What did they think of constitutionality?
What did they think about political violence?