Peter Kornbluh is director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and of the Cuba Documentation Project.
He played a large role in the campaign to declassify government documents, via the FOIA, relating to the history of the U.S. Government's support for the Pinochet dictatorship. He is the author of several books, most recently The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (New Press). Kenneth Maxwell wrote a review in November/December 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs, creating a controversy about Henry Kissinger's involvement in Operation Condor. He won a 1990 James Aronson Award honorable mention for writing in The New Yorker.
Kornbluh grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from Pioneer High School in 1974. He has worked at the National Security Archive since 1986. His only son, Gabriel Kornbluh, is a successful voiceover artist and broadcast television producer.
- Kornbluh, Peter. 1998. Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba. The New Press. New York. ISBN 1-56584-494-7 ISBN 978-1565844940
- Kornbluh, Peter. 1987. Nicaragua: The Price of Intervention (Institute for Policy Studies)
- Kornbluh, Peter. 1989. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (New Press)
- Kornbluh, Peter. (with Michael T. Klare). 1989. Low Intensity Warfare: How the USA Fights Wars Without Declaring Them (Methuen Publishing Ltd ISBN 0-413-61590-1; ISBN 978-0-413-61590-9)
- Kornbluh, Peter. (with Malcolm Byrne). 1983. The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (New Press, 1993) ISBN 978-1-56584-047-8
- Kornbluh, Peter. (coordinators, with James G. Blight). 1998. Politics of Illusion : The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined, Lynne Rienner publishers, Boulder, Colorado.
- Biography and articles in The Nation
- Still Hidden: A Full Record Of What the U.S. Did in Chile, The Washington Post, October 24, 1999
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