814

Date: 
Nov 13, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08)
Conversation No. 814-1 Date: November 13, 1972 Time: 9:05 am - 9:06 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Manolo Sanchez. John V. (“Jack”) Brennan Butterfield and Sanchez left at 9:06 am.
Conversation No. 814-2 Date: November 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:06 am and 9:09 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Time The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 9:09 am.
Conversation No. 814-3 Date: November 13, 1972 Time: 9:09 am - 9:57 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) Wood’s schedule -[Key Biscayne] -Unknown woman -[Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower] -Robert H. Abplanalp -Walker’s Cay
***************************************************************** [Being segment reviewed under deed of gift] -Accommodations -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon, Tricia Nixon Cox, Julie Nixon Eisenhower -The President’s previous stay 1972 election -Telegrams -Telephone calls -Letters -Helen Clay Frick -Dictation -Camp David [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
The President's schedule -Trip to Camp David -Activities -Woods’ schedule -White House -Telephone calls -Meetings
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under dead of gift] 1972 election
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Letters -Mail offices -Letters of special interest -Woods’ schedule ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN ITEM WITHDRAWN NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 38s] END ITEM WITHDRAWN NO. 1 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Rita de Santis -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Payment -Charles G. (Bebe”) Rebozo -Meeting with Woods -Wages Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:15 a.m. Greetings De Santis -Employment -The President’s personal payroll -Meeting with Woods -Wages -Julie Nixon Eisenhower 1972 election -Form letters [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************************
Woods left at 9:16 am.
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) Kissinger's schedule -Florida -New York The President's schedule -Trip to Camp David -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Haig’s return from Saigon -William P. Rogers -Kissinger’s schedule -Haig -Andrews Air Force Base -Trip to New York Vietnam negotiations -Presidential leadership -Rogers and State Department role -Compared to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union initiatives -Kissingers’ trip -William H. Sullivan -Settlement agreement -Improvements -Haig -Photograph opportunity -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Compared to PRC initiative -Lincoln sitting room episode -The President’s PRC policy change claim -The President’s trip to the PRC -Chou En-Lai -The President’s trip to the Soviet Union -Kissinger’s conversation with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman The President’s first term -Responsibilities as President-elect -Cabinet selection The President’s second term -Difficulty
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Historical trend -Cabinet retention -Advantage Second term reorganization -Cabinet -White House staff -Loyalty -Peter G. Peterson -Kissinger’s suggestion -European Economic [EEC] Community and North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] ambassadorships -Commerce Department -International economic negotiations -NATO and EEC ambassadorships -State Department reaction -Tenure -Commerce Department -International economic policy -White House direction -White House relations with State and Defense Departments Vietnam War -Kissinger’s conversation with Jerrold L. Schecter -[Time] article on Melvin R. Laird -Vietnamization -Credit -Laird’s 1969 trip to Vietnam -Timing -The President’s policies -US troop withdrawals -The President’s policies -The President’s May [14, 1969] peace initiative -US troop withdrawal rates -Reports -Laird’s memorandum -Recommendations -Compared to the President’s actions -Importing -Previous administrations
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Cabinet support for the President -The President’s policies -Response of liberals Public Relations -Kissinger's trip to New York -Reception -Press relations -Washington, DC -Kissinger’s schedule -New York Jets football game -Attendance at play -Compared to previous ones -Impact of 1972 election -Kissinger’s schedule -Jets’ game -Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker Press relations -Joseph C. Kraft -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Change -1972 election -“Exhausted volcano” metaphor -Lyndon B. Johnson Cabinet -Resignations -Laird's response -Associates -Defense Department -Size -Robert S. McNamara -Assistant secretaries -Elliot L. Richardson -The President's direct communications with Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -The President’s direct communications with the JCS -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Discussions with service chiefs -Secretary of Defense
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d)
Military -Moorer -Replacement -Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. -Racial policies -Race relations -Blacks -Navy and other -Football -Command positions -Navy -Mutiny
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1972 election -Foreign reaction -Telegrams -1968 election -Reaction of establishment -Democrats divided -Vietnam War -The President’s victory -Mandate -Reaction -George S. McGovern -New York Yankees -Samuel Lubell -The Presidents May 8, 1972 speech -Edmund S. Muskie -Prospects as nominated -Dwight D. Eisenhower -South, Ohio, Illinois -New York -New Majority -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Telegrams
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Congratulations [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Vietnam negotiations -Nguyan Van Thieu’s political tactics -Haig’s view -Compared to Kissinger’s view -Delay -Kissinger’s schedule -Thieu’s November 11, 1972 letter to the President -Reply -New negotiating position -Possible ultimatum from the possible -Thieu’s tenure -South Vietnam’s survival -Delay -Conclusion of war -Timing -Congressional schedule -Haig’s view -Continuation of talks -The President’s November 8, 1972 letter to Thieu -John B. Connally -Possible emissary to Thieu -Kissinger’s trip to Paris -Connally’s schedule -Hanoi’s position -PR -Hanoi’s position -Xuan Thuy -Coalition government -People’s Republic of China [PRC] view -Kissinger’s forthcoming dinner [with Qiao Guanhua] -Telephone calls to Kissinger -Haig -Next round of talks -Appearance of US
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Bargaining with the President -Possible separate peace -US and North Vietnam -Changes -US proposals to North Vietnam -Thieu’s military operations -June 1972 -North Vietnamese troops withdrawals -US bombing -Ending the war -US public opinion -Hawks, honor -Congressional funding -Thieu -Forthcoming letter from the President to Thieu The President’s schedule -Meetings with Kissinger -Publicity -Camp David -Camp David -Meetings with Cabinet, White House staff Defense Department -Richardson -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Future -Age -Compared to the President
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Rockefeller -Political Future -1976 election -Primaries -Spiro T. Agnew -Prospects
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Age -South -Weakness -Comparison with the President and Agnew [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Rockefeller -Cabinet post -Current terms as governor -Conclusion -Cabinet post -Independence -The President’s previous conversation with Rockefeller -State Department -Defense Department -Management abilities -Control by White House Defense Department -Rockefeller, Richardson appointee’s age -Problems -Soviet Union strength -The President’s second term -Soviet Union -Possible military action -PRC -Conceptual control -Richardson -Loyalty -Political orientation -State Department -Georgetown State Department -David Kenneth Rush -Reform -Foreign service officers [FSOs]
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Disloyalty -Rush -Loyalty -Appearance -Negotiating abilities -State Department -Reform -[Under Secretary] -Comparison to H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Berlin negotiations -Intellect Vietnamese negotiations -Haig’s schedule -Return from Saigon -Rogers -Kissinger’s trip to New York -[Dinner with Qiao Guanhua] -Cambodia -Role of PRC -Assistance -End of War -1972 election -Domestic and foreign impact -Timing -Thieu -Demands -South Vietnam’s survival -Settlement agreement -Words compared to will -Settlement agreement -Briefing -Victory -Joseph W. Alsop column -New Statesman -North Vietnamese concessions -Control of North Vietnam -Role of Soviet Union, PRC -PRC Role -[Kissinger’s dinner with Qiao Guanhua]
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Presence of Haig -Reasons -Friendship with the PRC -Haig’s promotion -Army vice Chief of Staff -National defense -Soviet Union -Haig’s schedule -Return from Saigon Kissinger's schedule -Camp David -Departure -Hagerstown, Maryland -Jetstar -Time -Departure -Hagerstown -Jetstar -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox 1972 election -Reaction in New York Vietnam negotiations -The President's schedule -Public appearances in US, trip to Europe -Ending the war -Timing -Thieu -Relations with US -Concessions -The President’s November 8, 1972 letter to Thieu -The President’s forthcoming conversation with Haig -The President’s forthcoming letter to Thieu -US foreign relations -Relations with the President -Risks -Concessions
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -1972 election -International system -Possible North Vietnamese offensive -US response -Bombing -PRC, Soviet Union -US response -Thailand aircraft -Carriers -Message for Hanoi -Post-1972 election period -Winston S. Churchill -Comments on World War I -Germany -Schlieffen Plan -Marne River -East Prussia -[First Battle of the Marne and Battle of Tannenberg] -War -Audacity and caution -Politics, life -North Vietnamese -Thieu -Forthcoming meeting with North Vietnamese -Possible stonewalling -Settlement agreement -Quality Kissinger's schedule -Camp David -Timing -Announcement -[Kissinger’s trip to Paris] -Publicity -Photograph opportunity -Walk in woods Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Rogers
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Speeches, credibility -Ending the war -Credit to the White House -Departments -Approach Kissinger's schedule -Camp David -Arrangements -Time -The President’s forthcoming conversation with Haldeman -Helicopter, Jetstar -The President’s forthcoming conversation with Alexander P. Butterfield Kissinger left and Woods and Butterfield entered at 9:50 am. Rita de Santis -Inquiry about possible conversation with Woods Items for the President’s signature President's schedule -Camp David -Length of stay Butterfield left at 9:53 am.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] De Santis -Payment -Mrs. Nixon -Gift -Taxes -The President’s papers -Donation -Employment
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Social Security [End of segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
John V. (“Jack”) Brennan entered at an unknown time after 9:53 am. Briefcase Brennan left at an unknown time before 9:57 am.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] De Santis -Employment -Mrs. Nixon -Hair dresser, personal aide [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Frank T. Bow -Death -Memorandum -Time -Richard K. Cook’s telephone call Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 9:53 am. -Statement Kissinger’s and Haig’s schedules -Transportation to Camp David and New York City -Helicopter -Jetstar -Arrangements
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d) -Hagerstown Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:57 am. Bow -Health -Heart attacks -1972 election -[Ralph S. Regula]
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] De Santis -Employment -Social Security -Mrs. Nixon -The President’s personal payroll -Mrs. Nixon’s staff -Hair dresser -Payment -Hair dressers -Lyndon B. Johnson -Personal aide -Payment -Reimbursement -Herbert W. Kalmbach -Frank DeMarco, Jr. -Assistant to Mrs. Nixon -Taxes -Business deduction -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 15 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 32s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 15 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan.-08) Conversation No. 814-3 (cont’d)
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The President’s schedule -Camp David -Weather Woods’ schedule Claudia Val’s schedule -New York The President and Woods left at 9:57 am.