Peter Kornbluh

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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.[1] 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.[2] He has worked at the National Security Archive since 1986.[3] His only son, Gabriel Kornbluh, is a successful voiceover artist and broadcast television producer.


  1. ^ Chile Documentation Project, dir. by Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive
  2. ^ Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation, Ann Arbor Public Schools Alumni (accessed 29 October 2013).
  3. ^ National Security Archive staff bios (accessed 29 October 2013).


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