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U.s. Sells Chile Arms

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Parent Issue
Day
11
Month
October
Year
1974
OCR Text

The Pentagon is selling the Chilean junta supersonic jet fighters and close air support attack planes. Although diplomatic sources say the military government is buying new weaponry because it fears attack from the leftleaning military regime in Peru, the planes would also be usefu! in suppressing domestic insurrection. Besides a $60 million purchase of 18 Northrup F-5E "Freedom Fighter" jets, the Chilean regime is also spending $ 1 2 million on 36 Cessna A-37B attack planes, similar to those used by the U.S. against liberation movements in Indochina.