The Pentagon-CIA Archipelago

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Alluding to The Gulag Archipelago (Архипелаг ГУЛаг) by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, a book widely publicized in the US, The Pentagon-CIA Archipelago is a term coined by Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman to refer to correlation between reported Human rights abuse on an administrative basis and the provision of support in terms of troops, military training; including techniques of torture, and money ("aid") to states by the United States. Their study was based on information from between 1950 and 1975.

Latin America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela



Near and Middle East



  • "The Washington Connection and Third World Facism" volume 1 of "The Political Economy of Human Rights" by Noam Chomsky and Edward S Herman

Footnote on suppression of the book

According to Chomsky and Herman, the first edition of their book was suppressed by Warner Modular, which wholly owned the company which bought the book. The company was closed down for no apparent reason a little while after the parent company said that the book could not be published for reasons of "balance".

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