Interview with the Chief of the Chilean Joint General Staff, General Hernán Mardones Ríos
By Geraldine Cook November 14, 2011
Top-ranking defense officials from several South American countries met in Santiago, Chile, for the Third Annual South American Defense Chiefs Conference (SOUTHDEC), in September. Cosponsored by the Chilean Armed Forces and the U.S. Southern Command, the 2011 edition of the conference focused on military support for humanitarian assistance and disaster response. Diálogo’s interview with the head of the Chilean Joint General Staff, Lieutenant General Hernán Mardones Ríos, follows.