-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08)
Conversation No. 811-1 Date: November 1, 1972 Time: 3:01 pm-3:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman. [The conversation was in progress when the recording began.] Second term reorganization -Unknown conversation -Leak -Justice Department [?] -Leaks -Justice Department -L[ouis] Patrick Gray, III -Retention -Possible resignation -Confirmation -Confirmation -Press and Congressional relations -Richard G. Kleindienst’s view -Kleindienst -Retention -Support from James O. Eastland -Roman L. Hruska -Duration -Departmental “overhaul” Henry A. Kissinger -Greetings by Ehrlichman Ehrlichman and the President left at 3:04 p.m.
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08)
Conversation No. 811-2 Date: November 1, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:04 pm and 3:08 pm Location: Oval Office Henry A. Kissinger met with an unknown woman. Kissinger’s schedule Meeting with the President The unknown woman left.
Conversation No. 811-3 Date: November 1, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:04 pm and 3:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Greetings Arnaud de Borchgrave -Recent lunch with Kissinger -Support for the President -Possible meeting with President -De Borchgrave’s physical appearance -Vietnam War -Recent trip to Hanoi, Saigon -Hardline stance -Newsweek -Article -Abram Chayes -Harvard University -George S. McGovern
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Vietnam War -Settlement agreement -US victory -North Vietnamese troop withdrawals -Reasons -Rebuilding, control -Problems -Saigon -Ellsworth F. Bunker Vietnam War -Saigon -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible letter to Pham Van Dong -Recent statement -Attack on the President -Bunker -Contacts with Thieu -Cables -Memoranda -Settlement agreement -De Borchgrave’s view -Newsweek editorial staff -News summary -Philadelphia Bulletin article -[Adrian Lee] -Possible role in administration -Hamilton Fish Armstrong -Article [“Isolated America,” in Foreign Affairs, October 1972] -Patrick J. Buchanan -Kissinger’s possible memorandum -Timing -1972 election -Medal of Freedom -Kissinger’s memorandum -Fish’s retirement -Liberal establishment -Medal of Freedom
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) John Cardinal Krol entered at 3:08 pm. Greetings Krol -Meaning of name Press , photographers, and Stephen B. Bull were present at the beginning of the meeting. Photograph session -Seating arrangement [Photograph session] -[General conversation] -Warsaw Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:08 p.m. Refreshments -Coffee, tea, Coca-Cola, consumme Sanchez, Bull, the press and photographers left at an unknown time before 4:02 pm. Krol’s trip to Poland, October 12-17, 1972 -Stefan Cardinal Wyszynski -Health, spirit -Role -Background as university professor -Marxism -Sociology, economics -Poland-Soviet Union relations -Kremlin -Poland leadership -Central committee -Scapegoating -Effect of Krol trip -The President’s 1969 trip to Poland -William P. Rogers’s role
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Timing -Itinerary -Rationale -Possible US letter -Roman Catholic Church -Nationalism -Prevention of 1966 trip to Warsaw by US bishops -Egon Bahr’s [?] alleged role -Conditions -Travel agency -Number of visitors -Public reception -Emotion -The President’s trips -Romania -Wreath laying Poland -Spiritualism, nationalism -Compared to Romania -Previous partition -Political anecdotes -Examples -Wyszynski’s conversation with unknown official -Promotion of socialism, control of religious activity -People’s Republic of China [PRC] hypothetical declaration of war on France, Romania, Poland -Responses of respective countries -Krol’s trip to Siekierczyna -Krol’s father -Receptions -Meeting with young girl -Road paving -Commissionar -Warsaw -Lvov -Church -Attendance -Roman Catholic Church
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Relations with government -Wyszynski -Compared to Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty -British commentator’s 1956 article -Martyrs and cardinals -Conversation with Krol in Cleveland in 1948 -Martyrdom -Hungary US-Poland relations -Trade -Tone -Anti-communism -Polish-American, Ukrainian-American, Russian-American groups -The President’s view -Youth -Russian, Poles -Communications -Liberation policy -Soviet Union -Military presence in Poland -Future -Communications -Polish trade -East -Polish communism -Communist Party -Independence -Western orientation -Soviet Union -Agriculture -Cooperatives -Private ownership -Advantages -Compared to Ukraine -Weather conditions -Government Concessions -Soviet communists -Trade
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Deficit -Balance -Advantages -Poland independence from Soviet Union -Polish people -Polish government -Edward Gierek -Polish government -Fear of Soviet Union -The President’s relationship with Gierek and a [Piotr Jaroszewicz] -Compared to Polish government relationship to Soviet Union -Ties with US -Polish Politburo -Soviet Union -Geography -Access to information -Polish people Krol’s trip to Poland -Krol’s speech at Auschwitz -Christianity -Love of God, neighbor -Deaths -Catholics, priests, Jews, gypsies, Hungarians -Unknown book -Christianity -Love -Absence of conditions -Murder of Polish officers by Soviets [Katyn Forest Massacre] -Love of God, neighbor -Wreath placement -Maximilian Kolbe -Plaque -Jews, gypsies Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 3:08 pm. Refreshments -Coffee
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:02 pm. -Jesuit Church -Jesuit deaths -Sanctuary for Jews -Incident -Warsaw Ghetto -Wall -The President’s trip -Jews -Murder by Germans World War II -Jews -Unknown book -Peter Krol -Marriage -Penalty -Protection by Gentiles -Penalties for aiding, sheltering, feeding, clothing, selling Krol’s visit to Poland -Krol’s conversation with seminary director -Auschwitz -Attendance Poland -Roman Catholic Church -Recruiting for seminaries -Faith Krol’s trip to Poland -Arrangements -Unknown people, places -Reception The President’s schedule Vietnam negotiations
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Settlement agreement -Krol’s statement -National Conference of Catholic Bishops -Requests for prayers -Private talks, July 19, 1972 -North Vietnamese proposals -Nguyen Van Thieu resignation -South Vietnam army, police -US economic, military aid -Vietnamization -Release of prisoners -South Vietnam negotiations with Vietcong [VC] -Coalition government -Coalition government -The President’s proposals -May 8, 1972 proposals -Cease-fire, release of Prisoners of War [POWs], troop withdrawals -South Vietnam self-determination -Publicity -US fear -George S. McGovern’s possible claims -October 8, 1972 breakthrough -The President’s May 8, 1972 proposals -Thieu retention -US economic and military aid -South Vietnam army -Size -PRC -Soviet Union and PRC -Influence of North Vietnam -Private channels -Kissinger’s conversations, correspondence with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Settlement agreement -South Vietnam -Political prisoners -Coalition government -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC] -Elections organization and supervision -Thieu -Veto power
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Power -Coalition government -Liberal Democrats’ view -North Vietnam’s view -[Pham Van Dong’s] interview with Arnaud de Borchgrave of Newsweek -Laos and Cambodia -North Vietnam troop withdrawals -Cease-fire -Laos -Souvanna Phouma’s recent meeting with the President -Phouma -French language, manners -Gen. Charles A. J. M. de Gaulle -North Vietnam -Recovery -US aid -Compared to Japan -Hard work, expansionism -US aid -Coalition government -Territorial control -VC -South Vietnam government -Thieu’s relations with US -US military -B-52s, F-4s -Residual forces -South Vietnam military -Army -Comparison with North Vietnam -Air Force, navy -US economic and military aid -Air Force -Number, quality -Dependence on US -Gen. Creighton W. Abram’s, Jr.’s comments -US presence in South Vietnam -Compared to Europe, South Korea -Congressional aid
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Vietnamization -Alternative -Continuation of war -Post-1972 election -Duration -Effect on US -Thieu -South Vietnam, VC, North Vietnam deaths -US relations with Soviet Union, PRC -Thieu -Possible perception -North Vietnam -Resilience -North Vietnam intentions -Cambodia and Laos -Infiltration of South Vietnam -Pause -Mao Tse-Tung -Effect of US mining, bombing -Desire for US aid -Soviet Union and PRC -US withdrawal -Costs of war -Thieu’s relations with US -Public statements -Nationalism -Complexity -North and South Vietnam -US role -Mediation -Terms -Quality -Future of war -South Vietnam -Remote areas -Montagnards -North Vietnam -Protracted war -US bombing -POWs
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Thieu -Conversation with Kissinger -Victory in war -US withdrawal -Victory -Control of population -Army -Police -VC -Prisoners -Demoralization -Popular support -Elections -National legislative -Thieu -US terms -POWs -Cease-fire in Indonesia -Cambodia and Laos -Coalition government -South Vietnam self-determination -Election -Arrangements -Communist participation -Thieu -US options -Thieu -Breakdown of negotiations -US public opinion -Media, opinion makers -Thieu’s retention -Quality -De Borchgrave -Recent lunch with Kissinger -Newsweek -Recent trip to Hanoi -View -Newsweek -Victory -Substance
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Thieu -US withdrawal -POWs -Effect on Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia -The President’s policies -“Intelligent” opinion -Compared to popular opinion -Peace with honor -South Vietnam self-determination -Discouraging aggression, evil -Impact on Soviet Union -US mining, bombing -Impact on PRC -Impact on Middle East -Golda Meir -Total victory -Nuclear weapons -Conventional bombing -Willingness to settle -North Vietnam -Compared to South Vietnam -Details -North Vietnam -South Vietnam -Substance -North Vietnam agreement -Marginal changes -Possible effect on North Vietnam -Confidence -Thieu -PRC, Soviet Union -Thieu -Concurrence -The President’s role -Possible meeting -Timing -Timing -1972 election -North Vietnam’s view -Thieu
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -1968 election -1968 bombing halt -Lyndon B. Johnson -Hubert H. Humphrey -Strategy in 1968 -Compared to 1972 -Change in conditions -Bombing halt -Humphrey -Humphrey’s position on Vietnam -Compared to the President’s -George S. McGovern -Presidential support -Krol’s support -Request for prayers -Statement, October 31, 1972 -National Conference of Catholic Bishops -Press conference, November 1, 1972 -Roman Catholic Church -Criticism -Unknown bishop -Henry C. Cashen, II’s concern -US public opinion -Krol’s view -Politics -Thieu -Peace -Krol’s view US foreign policy -Kissinger’s schedule -Middle East -Difficulties of settlement -Comparison with Vietnam James McGettigan, press, and photographers entered at 4:02 pm. Greetings Photograph session
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Arrangements [Photograph session] McGettigan -Background -Philadelphia Presidential gifts -Golf balls -Cuff links -Presidential seal -Flag McGettigan -Role as secretary to John Krol -The President’s viewing of The Cardinal -Possible promotion to cardinal John Krol -Meeting with the President -Prayers Vietnam War -The President’s policy -Tone Krol and McGettigan left at 4:05 pm. [Unintelligible] John Krol -Possible ambassadorship -Foreign policy view -Tone -Roman Catholic Church -Vietnam War -The President’s policy Vietnam negotiations
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-3 (cont’d) -Thieu -Emissary -Settlement agreement -October 8, 1972 -Hypothetical US “stonewalling” -Publication of terms -1972 election -McGovern -Cease-fire -Troop withdrawals [from Laos, Cambodia] -POWs -Thieu -Dealings with administration -Emissary -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Abrams -Haig -Kissinger -Haig -Delivery of letter -Return to US -Letter -Legal palaver -Adm. [John S. McCain, Jr.] -Kissinger’s view -Haig -Timing of trip -Kissinger -Haig -Delivery of letter -Return to US Kissinger left at 4:07 pm.
Conversation No. 811-4 Date: November 1, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:07 pm
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 811-4 (cont’d) Location: Oval Office Unknown Secret Service agents met. Inquiry The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] Unknown agents left at unknown time after 4:07 pm.