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Circular pin-back button: "KIDNAP/KISSINGER/?"; blue and white.
The family of Chilean military commander Rene Schneider, who was killed in 1970 during a botched kidnapping, filed a federal lawsuit accusing Henry A. Kissinger, Richard M. Helms and other officials in the Nixon administration of orchestrating a series of covert activities that led to his assassination. This button makes reference to the event.
Gift of Norma P. Munn
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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