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Peter Kornbluh (born 1956) is the director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and Cuba Documentation Project.

Peter Kornbluh
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Kornbluh outside the Institute for Policy Studies in 2009
Born1956 (age 62–63) [1]
EmployerNational Security Archive

He played a large role in the campaign to declassify government documents, via the Freedom of Information Act, relating to the history of the U.S. government's support for the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.[2] He is the author of several books, most recently The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (The New Press, 2003). Kenneth Maxwell wrote a review in the November/December 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs, creating a controversy about Henry Kissinger's involvement in Operation Condor.[citation needed] Kornbluh won a 1990 James Aronson Award honorable mention for writing on Central America in The New Yorker.[citation needed]

Early life and careerEdit

Kornbluh grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from Pioneer High School in 1974.[3] He has worked at the National Security Archive since 1986.[4] His only son, Gabriel Kornbluh, is a voiceover artist and broadcast television producer.


  1. ^ "BnF Catalogue général". (in French). Retrieved April 29, 2017.
  2. ^ Chile Documentation Project, dir. by Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive
  3. ^ Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation, Ann Arbor Public Schools Alumni (accessed October 29, 2013).
  4. ^ National Security Archive staff bios (accessed October 29, 2013).


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