817

Date: 
Nov 07, 1972 - Nov 30, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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Conversation No. 817-1 Date: November 7, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:50 pm and 11: 59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown persons (Television and radio technicians). The President’s desk The President’s forthcoming speech -Text -Typing Time of day Readiness -The President Count-down The President's speech -Duration Count-down -Presidential seal The President delivered remarks on being re-elected to the Presidency between 11:54 pm and 11:56 pm. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, 1972, pp. 1139-1140] The President left at 11:56 pm. The President’s motorcade Television line technician’s departure
-22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-1 (cont’d) The President’s schedule -Shoreham Hotel The President’s recent speech -Filming -Close-up -The President’s desk -Sitting The unknown technicians left at unknown time before 11:59 pm.
Conversation No. 817-2 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:32 am and 8:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Greetings White House mail -Replies to incoming letters -Copies -Xeroxes and originals -The President’s schedule -Florida -Carl B. Albert [?] -Drafts -The President’s suggestions -Folder Zosimo T. Monson [?] entered at unknown time after 8:32 am. Pens -Disposition -Damage
-33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-2 (cont’d) Monson [?} left at an unknown time before 8:34 pm. White House mail -Replies to incoming letters -Markings -The President’s notes -The National League of Families of American Prisoners letter -Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew -Henry A. Kissinger’s office -Arthur F. Burns -Note to the President -Reply -Timing -1972 election -Reply Pens -Working condition -Expense Woods left at an unknown time before 8:34 am.
Conversation No. 817-3 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 8:34 am - 9:15 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Robert J. Brown Pens -Points -Wear -Change -Size
-44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) Notebook -The President’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Ann Duggan -Refills -Number -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Placement -Camp David -Florida -California -Notes Office supplies -Pens -Number -Quality -Note pads -Size -Cabinet table -Duggan -Order Mrs. Nixon -Rose Bowl parade -Herbert G. Klein -University of Southern California [USC] -John Wayne -Grand marshal -The President’s schedule -Honors -Florida -California -Family
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-55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -California -Robert W. Hirsh [?] -Leonard K. Firestone -Blaire House The President’s schedule -Mrs. Nixon -Camp David -California -Christmas -Jack Drown -Camp David -Jack Drown, Helene Drown -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 5s] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------[End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Monson [?] entered at an unknown time after 8:34 am. Pens -Points -Change Monson [?] left at an unknown time before 8:50 am.
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-66 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Visit to the White House -Vietnam negotiations ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN N ITEM NO. 2A [Personal returnable] [Duration: 14s] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2A -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Visit of Californians -Cocktail party -The President’s plans -Camp David -Blair House -Blue Room -Response of visitors White House remodeling -Upstairs kitchen -Mrs. Nixon -San Clemente -Third floor room -Tricia Nixon Cox -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Décor -Lyndon B. Johnson, Claudia A. (Taylor) (“Lady Bird”) Johnson -Texas -Tastes -Family’s use The President’s schedule -Rose bowl -Mrs. Nixon -Florida trip -Inauguration -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
-77 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2B [Personal returnable] [Duration: 16s] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Christmas -Florida -California -Relatives -Inauguration -F. Donald Nixon -Jack Drown, Helene Drown -Florida ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2C [Personal returnable] [Duration: 22 s] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2C -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Trip to Soviet Union -[Dwight} David Eisenhower, II -Career -Writing -Los Angeles Times -Personality [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *************************************************************************
Watergate -Gabriel Hauge’s letter to the President -The President’s reply -Underlining
-88 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Taping -The President’s appreciation -Hauge’s previous letters -Economic policy -Wage and price controls -Vietnam -Cambodia -Form
*************************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Anthony R. (“Tony”) telephone call to Rose Mary Woods -Clothes for inauguration -Arrangements Benjamin Freeman -Health [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************************
White House gifts -Music boxes -Cost -Song list -Typing -Marjorie P. Acker -The President's review -Occasions -Christmas, 1973 inauguration -Songs -Cost -Possible recipients -Mrs. Nixon’s brothers [William and Tom Ryan] -The President’s brothers [Edward C. Nixon and F. Donald Nixon] -1973 Inauguration -Possible recipients
-99 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Elmer H. Bobst -Contributors -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -John W. Rollins -W. Clement Stone -Richard Scaife -C. Arnholt Smith -Mulcahy -Song list -The President's review -The President’s schedule -Meeting Ngyun Phu Duc -Timing -Acker -Genres -Classical -Contemporary -Old Black Joe by Stephen C. Foster -Mandolin -John M. (“Jack”) Lynch -Possible telephone call from the President Stephen B. Bull entered at 8:58 am. Howard Hughes The President’s file The President’s schedule -Florida Oval office furnishings -Japanese art work -Removal -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. -Replacement -Chinese jade ewer Bull left at 8:59 a.m.
-1010 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) Book [For the President Personal and Secret [Correspondence between Franklin D. Roosevelt and William C. Bullitt] -Bullitt -Orville H. Bullitt -Photograph The President’s schedule -Recent trip to New York -Ties -Ann [and Tom] Duggan -1973 Inauguration -Possible meeting with Pedro Beltran -Frank J. Shakespeare’s recent telephone call -Beltran’s schedule -New York -Timing -Post 1973 Inauguration -Foreign visitors -Shakespeare’s possible conversation with Beltran -Beltran’s background -Peru Prime Minister -Editors, speaker -Relationship with the President -William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger -William J. Casey -Forthcoming appointment as Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs -Announcement -Timing -Loyalty -Forthcoming appointment -Latin America
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-1111 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Elephant -Baron Guido Zerilli-Marimo -Pictures -Mrs. Nixon [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
White House gifts -State gifts -Quality -Mrs. Nixon’s view -The Vice President Spiro T. Agnew’s gifts -Quality -Executive Office Building [EOB] -State gifts -Quality
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] White House social affairs -Christmas Season -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Return to Washington, DC -Assistance -Mrs. Nixon -Parties -Attendance [End of segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
White House social affairs -First Family attendance -Parties -Decorations
-1212 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Timing -Nights -First Family’s attendance -Press -White House staff, Cabinet Executive Office Building [EOB] -Visits
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] 1973 Inauguration -F. Donald Nixon -Evelyn Dorn -Work -Roberta Dorn -Requests -Hotel bill -Jack Drown, Helene Drown -Larry Dorn, Evelyn Dorn [?] -Payment -Edward C. Nixon -Employment -Ned Sullivan -Roberta Dorn -Secretary -Nixon family -Arrangements -Discussion with Mrs. Nixon, Sullivan -Employment -Roberta Dorn -Secretary from 1972 campaign -Sullivan -Travel -The President’s relatives -Cousins -Plans -Letters
-1313 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Cousins -Mrs. Nixon -Priority -Campaign contributors -Sullivan -Lists -Maurice H. Stans -Clark MacGregor -John B. Connally -Peter J. Brennan -Labor -New supporters -The President’s relatives -Contributors [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Appointments -Untied Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO] ambassadorship -[Ned Sullivan] -Louise Gore -Paris -Resignation -Identity -Mrs. Nixon’s second cousin -Edward C. Nixon -Employment by government -White House -John W. Dean, III -Legal work -White House, Federal agencies
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-1414 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-3 (cont’d) -Personality -Robert L. Vesco -Call to Woods -Assistance -John D. Ehrlichman’s office -Health -Ehrlichman’s investigation -Hyperactivity Notebooks -First family -Christmas gift -Store -Woods’ purchase -New York ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 37s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ann Duggan -Campaign contribution -Wealth -Mrs. Nixon -Marriage -England -Sylvan Destreicher -Baseball team -Invitation to 1973 Inaugural [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Woods left at 9:15 am.
-1515 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 817-4 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 9:17 am - 10:13 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President’s schedule Second term reorganization -James D. Hogson -Possible foreign assignment -Paris -Recent meeting with Ziegler -Hodgson’s recent meeting with the President -Marcia (Denend) Hodgson -Announcement -Press relations -Press relations H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:25 a.m. -Plans -Private life -Leak -Labor Department -Geneva [European Economic Community] [EEC] -Washington Post story -New York Times story -Lack of interest Tax reform Press story leak -Source -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz
-1616 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Possible conversation with Charles E. Walker -Authorization -Congressional relations -Wilbur D. Mills -Source -Ziegler’s forthcoming conversations with Ehrlichman and Shultz -Veracity -Congressional relations -Mills -Source -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Washington, DC Second term reorganization -State Department -William P. Rogers -John N. (“Jack”) Irwin, II -Ambassadorship -Rogers -Possible retirement -U. Alexis Johnson -Retention -Retirement -Timing -Retention -Reassignment -Ziegler's forthcoming announcement -Johnson’s background -Foreign Service Officer [FSO] -The President’s view -Retirement -Shake-up -Ziegler's forthcoming announcement -Ziegler’s forthcoming announcement -William J. Casey appointment [Under Secretary for Economic Affairs] -Review of positions -Ambassadorships, senior positions -Retentions
-1717 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Reassignments -Bureaucracy -FSOs -Roger’s suggestion -The President's reorganization policies -Senior positions -New personnel -Young personnel -Promotions -Reassignment -Young personnel -Promotions -The President’s policy -Compared to the Secretary’s -FSOs -Opportunities -Departures -Need to attract able people -Rogers -Routine work -Stenographers, file clerks, escort officers for very important person’s [VIPs] -Senior positions -Reassignments -Rogers -Other Departments -Senior positions -Reassignments -FSOs -Reassignments -Reason -Spokespeople for foreign countries -The President’s view -The President’s travel as a Congressman -Appropriations -Need for shake-up -Compared to other agencies
-1818 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Justice Department -Paperwork -Ziegler’s quoting the President -Rogers -Retention -Continuity in foreign policy -The President’s Camp David statement -Personal praise -Continuity in foreign policy -Negotiations -Middle East, Far East -European Security Conference -Rogers’ abilities -Far East, European Security Conference -Vietnam -Far East -Middle East, European Security Conference -Personal praise -Personal praise -Departures -[David] Kenneth Rush, Casey -Retentions compared to departures -Rogers C. B. Morton -George W. Romney -Richard G. Kleindienst -Casey -State Department -State Department -Casey -State Department -Importance of appointment -State Department -Foreign policy -Economic affairs -Common Market (EEC) -Japan -Soviet Union -People's Republic of China [PRC]
-1919 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -State Department Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:36 am. Second term reorganization -Casey -Meeting with Kissinger -Role in State Department -Economic affairs Budget meeting -Announcement -The President’s schedule -Meeting with Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] Second term reorganization Peter J. Brennan -Public appearance -Response -Jacob K. Javits -Nelson A. Rockefeller -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Statement -Hard hats -Hard hats -The President’s quote -Statement about the President at American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations [AFL-CIO] meeting -Defense of the President Public relations [PR] -Defense of the President -Democrats -Brennan -John B. Connally -Daniel (“Pat”) Moynihan -Emotion -Democratic Presidents compared to Republican Presidents -Republicans -Press relations
-2020 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Brennan -Public appearance -Hard hats Second term reorganization -John A. Volpe -Ambassadorship to Italy -Announcement -Timing -Importance of position -Ehrlichman’s forthcoming conversation with Volpe -Graham A. Martin -Director General of Foreign Service -William B. Macomber, Jr. -Ambassadorship -Macomber -Present job -Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management The President’s schedule -Meeting with JCs -Announcement Ziegler left at 9:41 am. Second term reorganization -Martin -Loyalty -View of young personnel -Conflicts with FSO -Possible work with Casey -Macomber -Haldeman’s conversation with Casey -Replacement -Casey The President’s schedule -Meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc
-2121 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) Vietnam negotiations -Recent talks with North Vietnamese -State Department leak -Effect -Source -Unknown person -Recent North Vietnamese leak -Kissinger’s reaction -William Beecher’s article [in New York Times] -Defense Department -The President’s instruction to Haldeman -State and Defense Departments -The President’s request for a report -Timing -Meeting with JCS -Beecher -Contact with White House -William H. Sullivan -National Security [NSC] -The President’s meeting with Duc -Changes in settlement agreement -Kissinger’s meetings with Duc -Paris -The President’s meeting with Duc -Tone -Kissinger’s meetings with North Vietnamese -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Neutrality of Laos and Cambodia -Timing -Meeting with JCS -Duration -The President’s trip to Florida The President's schedule -Meeting with JCS -Kissinger’s paper -Meetings with JCS chairman, service secretaries -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Timing -Melvin R. Laird’s departure
-2222 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -The President’s conversations with Elliot L. Richardson and William P. Clements, Jr -Laird -Meeting with JCS -Laird’s presence -Clements -Vietnam Meeting with JCS -Vietnam negotiations -Debriefing of staffs -Possible leaks -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s summary -Advocacy -Gen. William C. Westermorland Vietnam negotiations -National League of Families of American Prisoners letters -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Rose Mary Woods -Prisoners of War [POW] Wives -Removal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Removal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Kissinger’s conversation with Agnew -Settlement agreement -US bombing -Duration -PRC -Settlement agreement -Resumption of US bombing -Congressional approval -Necessity -The President’s meeting with Duc -Treaty violations -Possible public statement -Appropriations -Likelihood -The President’s commitment -North Vietnamese invasion
-2323 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Bluff -North Vietnamese response -Public approval -Congressional approval -First North Vietnamese violations -US response -Bombing -Scale -PR -JCS meeting -Plans for post-agreement North Vietnamese violations -Plans for agreement collapse -Resumption of US bombing -Kissinger’s meeting with Duc -South Vietnamese cables -[Nguyen Van Thieu’s] letter to the President -Kissinger’s meeting in Paris -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -The President’s meeting with Duc -Kissinger’s exploration -Delay by South Vietnamese -Kissinger’s schedule -Saigon, Hanoi -Timing -Signing -Kissinger’s trip to Hanoi -Reasons -Thieu -Post-war situation -Kissinger’s conversation with Duc -Condition -Changes -Location -Guam -Saigon -Guam -Midway -Timing -Christmas, New Year’s Day -Location
-2424 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Midway -Timing -Kissinger’s schedule -Condition -Kissinger’s conversation with Duc -Timing -Understanding -Changes -Thieu’s meeting with other Asian leaders -Thailand, Philippines, South Korea -The President’s meeting with Asian leaders -Location -San Clemente -Location -Midway -Compared to Guam -Symbolism -The President’s meeting with Thieu -The President’s meeting with Asian leaders -Park Chung Hee -Ferdinand Marcos -Timing -Post-signing -1973 Inauguration -January 5, 1973 -Location -US -San Clemente -Symbolism Meeting with JCS -Timing -Alexander Haig, Jr. Kissinger left at 9:57 am. Tax reform -Press story leak -State Department leak -Source
-2525 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Camp David -Source -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Instruction for Haldeman -Ziegler -Ehrlichman -Treasury Department -Ehrlichman -Staff -Leaks -Effect on negotiations The President’s schedule -Helene (Colesie) Drown and Jack Drown -The President’s conversation with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Blair House reception honoring administration officials from California -Robert H. Finch -Possible invitation to Blue Room -Timing -Pre-dinner -The President’s trip to Camp David -Pre-dinner cocktail party -The President’s trip to Camp David -Attendance -Number -Haldeman’s conversation with Finch -Attire -Black tie -Camp David -Transportation -Helicopter -Attire -The President’s November 24, 1972 letter to Finch -Tone -Haldeman’s effort
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-2626 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d)
-Jack Drown -Camp David -Meetings -Mrs. Nixon -Helene Drown [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Second term reorganization -Herbert G. Klein -Departure -Woods -Mrs. Nixon -Staff -Klein -Departure -Announcement -Compared to Charles W. Colson -Conversation with Haldeman -Statement -Statement -Reassignment -Private life -Retention -1973 Inauguration -Future plans -Announcement -Colson Watergate -Gabriel Hauge’s letter to the President -Reply -The President’s recent conversation with Woods -Others letters to Woods -Tone -Replies
-2727 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) The President's schedule -Cocktail party -Blue Room -The President's attendance -Duration Finch -Campaign -Finances Second term reorganization -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Geneva [EEC] -[North Atlantic Treaty Organization ambassadorship] -Timing -International Labor Organizations [ILO] -World Health Organization [WHO] -Advantages of job -Transfer -Prestige -Alternative -Problem -Changes -Peter G. Peterson -Job offer [The President’s Special Representative] -Acceptance -Deadline -Shultz -Kissinger -Rumsfeld Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:57 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with JCS -Location -Cabinet Room -Number -Location -Oval Office
-2828 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Timing -The President’s telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 10:13 am.
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Republican National Committee [RNC] Chairman -Robert J. Dole -Washington Post story -Source -Photograph -Meeting with the President -Departure -Meeting with Haldeman -Replacement by George H. W. Bush -Meeting with John Mitchell -Meeting with Bush -Handling -Kansas -Senate election -Meeting with Bush -United Nations [UN] -Middle East -John A. Scali appointment -Panama -Departure -Timing -Meeting with Mitchell -Washington Post Reaction to appointment -Automobile -Apartment -Rent -Dole -Meeting with Mitchell -Campaign financing -European trip
-2929 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-4 (cont’d) -Chairmanship -Bush -Automobile -Peter G. Peterson -Bush -Willingness -Agreement with Dole -Replacement -Timing [End withdrawal reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************** Haldeman left at 10:13 am.
Conversation No. 817-5 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 10:14 am - 11:34 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Melvin R. Laird, [David] Kenneth Rush, Adm.Thomas H. Moorer, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr., Gen. Robert E. Cushman Jr., Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Gen. Horace M. Wade, Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Alexander P. Butterfield. Members of the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Oval Office -Compared to Cabinet Room Photograph session -Seating arrangements [Photograph session] -[General conversation] -Unknown person
-3030 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) The press and the White House photographer left at an unknown time before 11:34 am. Frequency of meetings -Kissinger, Haig -1972 campaign Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] and National Security Council [NSC] -Foreign policy speeches -Services to country Purpose of meeting -Vietnam contingency plans Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Contingency plans -Note taking -Debriefings -Prohibition -Press story leak [William Beecher article in New York Times] -Timing -Source -Defense Department -State Department -Accuracy -Paris -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Hanoi -Problems -Reaction to North Vietnam -North Vietnam’s leak -US reaction -Secrecy -The President’s meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -Agreement collapse -Post-agreement North Vietnamese violations -Status -Kissinger’s briefing -Laird -Contingency plans
-3131 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Secrecy -Congressional relations -Funding -Economic and military aid -Supplemental -The President’s conversation with William C. Westmoreland -Timing -Abrams -Westmoreland’s views -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu’s political concerns -Congressional relations -Decline in support -Cut off of funds -US public opinion -1972 campaign -George S. McCovern’s settlement offers -Compared to October 8, 1972 agreement -Surrender and humiliation -Reaction -Regret for undertaking war -Losing -October 8, 1972 agreement -May 8, 1972 terms for ending US bombing and mining -Cease-fire -Prisoners of War [POWs], missing in action [MIAs] return -South Vietnamese self-determination -Coalition government -October 8, 1972 agreement -Compared to May 8, 1972 terms -South Vietnamese and US objections -Public knowledge -POWs return -Cease-fire -Political terms -Thieu’s retention -National Committee of National Reconciliation and Concord [NRC] -Government of South Vietnam [GVN]
-3232 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Foreign and domestic policy control -Free elections -Public acceptance of terms -Opposition to prolongation of war -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -South Vietnamese support -Administration efforts in first term -Congressional relations -Reconvening date -January 3, 1973 -Cut off of funds -Military and economic aid -US bombing and mining -Duration -Possible effect on North Vietnamese -South Vietnam’s status -Compared to May 8, 1972 -Pride in accomplishments -Sacrifices -South Vietnamese self-determination -Vietcong [VC] -Left’s view -Fighting for nothing -Sacrifices -Quality -Forthcoming negotiations -North Vietnam -Enforcement -Treaty of Versailles -World War II -[Yalta] -Soviet Union -Gen. George S. Patton, Jr.’s view -Yalta -Korean War truce -US troops remaining -Conclusion -Need to defend -U.S. military
-3333 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Thieu -Criticism -North Vietnamese “cave-in” -US economic and military aid -US commitment -Reaction to North Vietnamese violations -Summary -Complexity -Recent changes -Terms -Cease-fire provisions -Reconnaissance flights -North Vietnam -Compared to South Vietnam -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] plan -South Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, off-shore -Withdrawal of US forces -Time table -US Civilian personnel -Economic programs -Original draft -Paramilitary functions -Contractors, maintenance personnel -Effect of press stories -North Vietnamese demand -Withdrawal of maintenance, supply personnel -US military personnel -US bases -Dismantling -North Vietnamese troops -Reinforcements -Military supplies -Additional troops -Effect on US -Effect on North Vietnam -Infiltration into South Vietnam -Replacements -Ratio -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN]
-3434 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Vietnamization -Ratio -Categories -Destruction, damage, worn-out, used-up -Stolen -Vice Admiral’s comment -US equipment -The President’s conversation with Laird -Airplanes -Helicopters -Engines -Sappers -Meaning of terms -Ratio -Quality -Haig’s and Kissinger’s trip to South Vietnam -North Vietnamese buildup -US statement -Tanks moving into South Vietnam -US tanks -Provocation -Military hostilities -People’s Republic of China [PRC], Soviet Union -US modernization program with South Vietnam -Contingency plans -Value -Communists -US Support for South Vietnam -Military and economic aid -Enforcement -Resumption of war -PRC -Soviet Union -US-PRC and US-Soviet Union relations -Influence -Example -European Security Conference -North Vietnam
-3535 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -North Vietnam -US economic assistance -Precedents -Purpose -Influence -Value of contracts -The President’s law school experience -The President’s conversations with Rush -Bryan Bolich quote -US-Soviet Union, US-PRC, and US-North Vietnam relations -Political mechanisms -International control groups [International Commission of Control and Supervisions] [ICCS] -Poland, Japan, India -Value -Compared to enforcement power -Washington Post -Peter Lisagor -New York Times -Time, Newsweek -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Value -Kissinger’s role -Thieu’s concerns with language “cosmetics -Interpretations -Coalition government -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Claim of right -JCS statements -Soviet Union and PRC roles -US-PRC and US-Soviet Union relations -Cooperation -US-PRC relations -The President’s meeting with Duc -Change in US policy toward PRC -Thieu’s view -US containment policy -The President’s trip to the PRC -Effect -PRC subversion,
-3636 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) aggression in Asia -US influence with the PRC -Containment -Shanghai Communique -Use of force -Change in US policy toward PRC -Effect on regional security -Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnamese -Criticism of “Hawks” -The President’s hawkish identity -Thieu -Human Events -Criticism of liberals -Joseph C. Kraft -US influence on the PRC -Dialogue -US resistance to PRC military force -US military aid -Replacements -Limits -Congressional relations -POWs and MIAs return -Time table -US troop withdrawals -Ratio -Laos -Cambodia -North Vietnamese claim -Laos -Number -Political prisoners in South Vietnam -Issue -Tone -Number -US POWs -South Vietnam and Provisional Revolutionary Government [PRG] talks -US POWs -Release -Timing
-3737 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Thieu’s leverage -Withdrawal of North Vietnam troops from South Vietnam -South Vietnam and PRG talks -North Vietnamese withdrawal of clause -Effect -Thieu’s leverage -Mix-up of civilian political prisoners with US POWs -Forthcoming talks -Paragraph X. E. [?] -Restoration -Prospect -POWs, MIAs -Information about gravesites -Location -Exhumation -Repatriation -ICCS -Location -North Vietnam -Indochina -Provisions -Quality -Political prisoners in South Vietnam -Forthcoming talks -October 8, 1972 agreement -North Vietnamese withdrawal of clause -Terms -Political provisions -South Vietnamese self-determination -North Vietnam’s obligations -US and Democratic Republic of Vietnam [DRV] -Free elections -International supervision -Tendencies and personalities imposition -NCRC -NCRC -The President’s meeting with Duc -Thieu’s letter to the President -Objection
-3838 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Coalition government -Foreign and domestic affairs -Political structure of South Vietnam -Elections -Veto -Cease-fire -Geography -Compared to people -ARVN -VC -GVN and Thieu -Retention -Domestic and foreign affairs -Reconciliation, elections -Unanimous vote -Reconciliation -Meaning -July 19, 1972 resumption of talks -North Vietnamese proposals -Thieu’s resignation -Army, police disbanding -Political prisoners release -Coalition government -Changes -Thieu’s retention -Thieu’s authority -GVN -Army, police, courts, proxies -Foreign policy -Appointments -PRG, Thieu -Operation -Unanimity -Lack of police, army, foreign policy -Tasks -Promotion of signed agreement -Reconciliation -Elections -Terms -Institutions and timing
-3939 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -GVN and National Liberation Front [NLF] -Thieu’s role -Formation -Timing -Thieu’s veto of election decisions -Procedures -Coalition government -Workability -Press commentary -Kraft -I. F. Stone -Thieu -North Vietnam -Problems -Madame Binh -US acceptance and promotion -State Department -US military -Criticism -Sources -Critics of Thieu -DMZ -Issue of boundary status -Reunification of Vietnam -Peaceful means -Annexation -Military pressure -Geneva Accords -Provisional line -Compared to political boundary -Respect -Reunification -Statement in newspapers -Leak -North Vietnam -Recognition of existence -Respect -International supervision -Chapter -Length
-4040 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Compared to political provisions chapter -Two-party provisions -South Vietnamese parties -Four-party provisions -ICCS -Disagreements mediation -Independent investigation -Two and four-party provisions -Elaborate nature -Timing -Protocols -ICCS, four and two-party provisions -Concurrent signing -Laos and Cambodia -Reaffirmation of 1954 accords on Cambodia and 1962 accords on Laos -Withdrawal of foreign troops -Respect of territory -Respect territory -Encroachment -Bases -Withdrawal of foreign troops -Importance of provision -Laos -Cease-fire -Timing -Separate understanding -Souvanna Phouma’s view -North Vietnamese surrender -Thieu -Terms -Quality -Absence of unconditional surrender -Compared to World War II or World War I -Promotion -Political provisions -Demobilization of forces -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -Reinforcements -Rotations
-4141 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -DMZ, Cambodia, Loas infiltration -North Vietnamese troops in South Vietnam -North Vietnamese claim -Denial of troop presence -DMZ -Violations -Rotations -Introduction of military personnel -Reinforcements -Thieu’s view -Duc’s view -Infiltration -Numbers -North Vietnamese claim -Denial of troop presence -Replacements -Replacements -Materiel -Compared to personnel -Possible loophole -Tanks -North Vietnamese claim -Denial of troop presence -Legal aspects -North Vietnamese claim -Denial of troop presence -South Vietnamese -Claim of right -Violations -US military response -Thieu’s military response -ARVN -Infiltration -DMZ, Cambodia and Laos, introduction of personnel provisions -The President’s conversation with Duc -US military response -Southeast Asia Treaty Organization [SEATO] -US response
-4242 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -1954 Geneva Accords -Kissinger’s conversation with Duc -SEATO -Replacements -Material -Tanks -One-for-one -International supervision -DMZ, Laos infiltration -Accounting -International protocol -DMZ crossing points -Ports -Possible North Vietnamese claim -South Vietnamese forces -Ports -Reinforcements -ARVN -Rotations -Offensive -Timing -March, April 1973 -Withdrawal -Intelligence report -Gen. Vieh [First name unknown] -Demobilization -Withdrawal -North Vietnamese admission of presence -Withdrawal -Collateral provisions -Effect -Reduction in forces -Contingency plans -Violations -South Vietnamese and US response -Legal restraints -Compared to Tonkin Gulf Resolution, SEATO -Diplomatic restraints -Soviet Union, PRC influence -Military restraints
-4343 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -War damages -US bombing, mining -Casualties -South Vietnam -Post-May 8, 1972 -Compared to South Vietnamese -Enforcement -Duration -Enforcement -The President’s May 8, 1972 decision -Timing -US-Soviet Union Summit -1972 election -Violations -DMZ, cease-fire, Laos and Cambodia -US response -“Mad man” term -Contingency plans -Agreement collapse -Air Strikes -Three and six-day strikes -Escalation -Duration -Mining -Hanoi -B-52s -Public reaction -Originality -Post-agreement North Vietnamese violations -Levels -Studies -Ground forces -Residual forces -US personnel -Quality -Thieu’s concerns -Quality -Intelligence capability -Thailand -South Vietnam
-4444 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d)
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-ICCS -Violations -Indonesia -Kissinger’s conversation with Lt. Gen. T.N.J. Suharto -Possible Indonesian military aid
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Latin America -Military supplies -Mistakes -Defense Department -Civilian suppliers -Aircraft -French sources -Military attaches -Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America [Charles A. Meyer] -Departure
-4545 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Replacement -US equipment -Congressional relations -Frank F. Church -Laird’s and Moorer’s testimony -French aircraft -British ships -West German missiles -Foreign logistical support -Ammunition -European sources -Economic interests -The President’s conversation with an unknown person -Preference for US material -Bribery allegation -Unknown European government Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Laird’s view -Support -Military buildup for South Vietnam -Congressional relations -Funding -Hawks -Response to Thieu’s refusal to sign -Cut off -Timing -Testimony -Military and economic aid -North Vietnamese compliance -Enforcement -Moorer’s recollection of 1968 Cabinet Room meeting -Cease-fire -Contingency plans -Retaliatory capability -US options -Agreement collapse -Post-agreement North Vietnamese violations -US response
-4646 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Costs -Congressional relations -Cease-fire -Support -Kissinger’s return to Paris -Present meeting -Publicity -The President’s meeting with Duc -Photographers, press -Public statements -Tone Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pins -Distribution -Instruction for Haig Haig’s rank [General conversation] -Christmas reception -Unknown person’s residence The President’s schedule -Meeting with black administration officials -Gen. Daniel (Chappie”) James, Jr. -James E. Johnson Blacks -Military -Working conditions -Volunteers Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Support -Limits -The President’s conversation with Westmoreland -Unconditional surrender
-4747 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-5 (cont’d) -Support [General conversation] Laird et al left at 11:34 am. Zosimo T. Monson entered and left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-19 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office Unknown people meet. Inquiry Unknown people left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-6 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -Delay -Instruction for Henry A. Kissinger -Trip to Florida -Timing -Helicopter
-4848 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-6 (cont’d) Bull left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-7 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Zosimo T. Monson. The President's schedule -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman -Ehrlichman’s location -Roosevelt Room Monson left at an unknown time before 11:49 am
Conversation No. 817-8 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Budget meeting -Conclusion The President's schedule -Meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc Bull left and Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:34 am. George P. Shultz -Butterfield’s office -Possible meeting with the President
-4949 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-8 (cont’d) -Florida -Timing -Departure with the President to helicopter Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-9 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with “Nguyen Phu Duc -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with Tricia Nixon Cox -Timing -Possible telephone call -Meeting with Kissinger -Telephone call Bull left at an unknown time before 11:49 am
Conversation No. 817-10 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Tricia Nixon Cox
-5050 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-10 (cont’d) Bull left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-11 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:34 am and 11:49 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:49 am.
Conversation No. 817-12 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 11:49 am - 12:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Tricia Nixon Cox. Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union -Accommodations -Walter H. Annenberg’s schedule -Embassy residence -Soviet Union aircraft
-5151 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Accommodations -Claridge’s Hotel -Expense -Annenberg -Escort -US embassy officer -Translator duty -Soviet Union press -US press -Public appearances -Egypt -Jeanne W. Davis -Tricia Nixon Cox’s suggestions -The President’s view -Towns -Windsor Castle -University visits -Heckling -American University -Meetings with embassy staffs -Athens -Cairo -Aswan Dam -Luxor -Aswan Dam -Temples -Aswan Dam -Tricia Nixon Cox’s previous visit -Egypt -Anwar el Sadat -Jordan [Hussein, King of Jordan] Hussein ibn Talal -Previous meeting with Tricia Nixon Cox -Israel -Kibbutz -Child rearing -Black Sea -Leningrad -Palace [Hermitage] -Guest house
-5252 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Moscow -Embassy residence -Kremlin -Tashkent -Collective farms -Samarkand -Genghis Khan -Location -Persia -Jordan -Duration -Israel -Departure time Meeting with Davis Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:49 am. Meeting with Davis Bull left at an unknown time before 11:58 am. Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Telephone call from Irini Dobrynin
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-The President’s schedule -Camp David
-5353 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Helene (Colesie) Drown, Jack Drown -Cabinet -Vietnam negotiations -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -New York -Reception -Announcements -Vietnam negotiations -Helene Drown, Jack Drown ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3B [Personal returnable] [Duration: 13s] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3B ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Florida -Pool -Camp David -Mrs. Nixon -Helene Drown, Jack Drown -Vietnam negotiations [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *****************************************************************
Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union -Irina Dobrynin -Public attention -Press and media relations -Press conferences -Public comments -Tricia Cox’s previous trip to Britain -Television [TV] -Edward R. F. Cox -Egypt
-5454 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Briefing book -Jordan -Israel Davis entered at 11:58 am. Greetings Introductions Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union -Telephone call from Irina Dobrynin -Accommodations -Embassies -Walter and Leonore (Cohn) Annenberg -Relationship with the President -Egypt -Hotel -Spasso House -Tashkent -University visits -Moscow University -Building -Britain -Tashkent -Samarkand -Blue Temple -Alma Ata -Novosibirsk -Samarkand -Leningrad -Guest house -Irina Dobrynin -Bolshoi Theatre -Bolshoi Theatre -Compared to La Scala Opera House -Leningrad -Hermitage -Britain
-5555 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Historical sites -Briefing books -Biographical sketches -Historical sites -Protocol -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -State Department -European stop overs -Wales -Scotland -Vienna -Tricia Nixon Cox’s previous visit -Warsaw -Beauty -Vienna -Spain -Tricia Nixon Cox’s previous visit -Time constraints -1973 inauguration -West Germany -Edward Cox -Rome -Vatican -Edward Cox -Tricia Nixon’s Cox’s previous visits -Milan -Venice -Spain -Portugal -Britain -Press relations -Private trip -Itinerary -Britain -Jordan -Duration -Britain -Cairo -Duration -Alexandria
-5656 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -Luxor -Valley of Kings -Tricia Nixon Cox’s previous visit -Britain -Jordan -Duration -Israel -Edward Cox -Tricia Nixon Cox’s previous visit -Historical sites -Duration -Italy -Rome -Vatican -Itinerary -Strictness -Britain -Hyde Park -Egypt -Britain -Greece -Cairo -Sight-seeing -Universities -Market places -Samarkand -The President’s 1967 trip -Britain -Rome -Compared to Paris, Berlin -Vatican -Antiquity -Athens -Time frame -Arrangements -Tricia Nixon Cox’s meeting with Davis -Irina Dobrynin -Unknown people -Ronald L. Zeigler’s announcement -Tricia Nixon Cox’s meeting with Davis
-5757 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-12 (cont’d) -White House operator -Davis’s office -Location -National Security Council [NSC] -Executive Office Building [EOB] Davis left at 12:08 pm. Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s staff Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule -Trip to the Soviet Union -Rome Mrs. Nixon’s staff -Constance M. (Cornell) (“Connie”) Stuart -Retention -William R. Codus -Press Secretary -East and West Wing liaison -Alexander P. Butterfield -Promotion -Codus -Bull -Codus -Trips -Protocol -Rose Bowl Parade -Lucy A. Winchester -Retention White House gifts -Pin for Davis -Instruction for Bull -Oval Office visitors Tricia Nixon Cox left at 12:10 pm.
-5858 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08)
Conversation No. 817-13 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm and 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Folders for the President -Unknown person -Briefcase The President’s schedule -Trip to Florida -Reading -Meeting with George P. Shultz, Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 817-14 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:10 pm and 12:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. White House gifts -Music boxes -Song list -The President’s review -Marjorie P. Acker -Orders -Acker -Recipients -Cabinet officers -Compared to ashy trays -Cost -Maurice H. Stans’ schedule -Stans’ conversations with the President
-5959 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-14 (cont’d) -Recipients -Contributors
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Writing pads -Purchase -Wood’s trip to New York -Quality
Conversation No. 817-15 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 12:15 pm -12:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger’s schedule -Meeting with [Nguyen Phu Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] -Message -Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Changes
-6060 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-15 (cont’d) -Bilateral deal -Meeting with the President -Kissinger meeting with Duc -The President’s meeting with Duc The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -Timing -Settlement agreement -Purpose -Settlement agreement -Negotiations -The President’s retaliation commitment -Kissinger’s meeting with Duc -Negotiations Kissinger left at 12:16 pm.
Conversation No. 817-16 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 12:17 pm -1:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
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-6161 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Qualities [End of segment reviewed under deed of gift] ***************************************************************** -Dole -Behavior -1972 Campaign -The President’s view
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The President's schedule -Blair House reception honoring administration officials from California -Arrangements -Departure for Camp David -Helicopter -The President’s appreciation -Hand-shaking -Well-wishes for Robert H. Finch
-6262 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Departure for Camp David -Haldeman’s request -John D. Ehrlichman -Frederick V. Malek Second term reorganization -Malek -General Services Administration [GSA] -Donald H. Rumsfeld -Job offer -Louise Gore -Dr. James R. Schlesinger, Jr. -Conversation with Haldeman -[Central Intelligence Agency ] [CIA] -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] chairmanship -Defense Intelligence Agency [DIA] -Cuts -Future -Joint Chiefs of Chiefs [JCS] -Intelligence capability Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:22 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's meeting with Nguyen Phu Duc -US policy toward South Vietnam -Bilateral deal -Prisoners of War [POWs] for US Withdrawal -Continuation of war -US military aid -Cut off of funds -Congressional relations -North Vietnamese demand -Cut off of funds -Congressional relations The President’s schedule -Request for [Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] Haldeman left at 12:22 pm.
-6363 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d)
The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with Nguyen Van Thieu -Midway -Kissinger’s meeting with Duc Vietnam negotiations -Hoang Duc Nha -Richard Wagnerian drama -Settlement agreement -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Quality -Continuation of war -US economic aid -Cut off of funds -Congressional relations -Duc’s and Tran Kim Phuong’s understanding -Congressional relations -The President's Meeting with Duc -Effect -South Vietnamese delay -The President’s schedule -Possible meeting with Thieu -Conclusion -Presentation to South Vietnamese Representatives -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Continuation of war -US economic aid -Cut off of funds -Kissinger’s meetings with the North Vietnamese -Message -North and South Vietnamese parties -Possible breakdown in negotiations Duc, Phuong and Haig entered at 12:26 pm. Stephen B. Bull and White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger's briefing of the President -The President’s appreciation for Duc’s effort
-6464 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Settlement agreement -Bilateral deal -Continuation of war -Qualification -Three points of Thieu -Forthcoming talks -Possible North Vietnamese adamancy -Continuation of war -The President’s May 8, 1972 proposals -Thieu’s view -Immediate death -Compared to slow death -Possible military solution -POWs for the cessation of US bombing and mining cease-fire -Cease-fire -Violations -Retaliation -Bombing and mining -Impact on North Vietnam -Cessation -Impact on South Vietnam -The President’s recent meeting with the JCS -Review of agreement -Violations -US responses -Legal bases -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.’s view -North Vietnamese infiltration -Cambodia Laos provisions -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -US intelligence capability -Contingency plans -Air -Details -Revelation -Melvin R. Laird -Support for South Vietnam -Meetings with Congressional “hawks” on Armed Services Committees
-6565 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Foreign Affairs and Foreign Relations Committees -“Doves” -Agreement terms -Cease-fire, return of POWs -Political provisions -Thieu retention -Government of Vietnam [GVN] Control of foreign and domestic policy, veto over political process -Publicity -Cut off of funds -Settlement agreement -Thieu’s concern -US economic and military aid -Cut off -GVN -Survival -Thieu’s view -US Support -Cease-fire, return of POWs -Political provisions -South Vietnamese self-determination -GVN -Retention -Forthcoming talks -The President’s written instructions for Kissinger -The President’s meeting with Kissinger [in Key Biscayne] -Remaining point -Framework -Conclusion -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Midway -Purpose -US military and economic support -US response to violations -Retaliation commitment -Interpretation -Press relations -Timing -Trip to Hanoi
-6666 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -JCS -Public relations -Thieu's relationship with the President -The President’s judgment -Communists -Politics -The President's support -Quality -The President's possible meeting with Thieu -Publicity -Saigon -Signing -Timing -Thieu’s possible rejection -The President’s disagreement -Consequences -Termination of US economic aid -US withdrawal -Termination of US military aid -North Vietnamese violations -Termination of US retaliation commitment -Congressional relations -Democrats -Thieu’s reasonableness -Changes -Termination of aid -Crisis -Constraints on the President -Hawks -Support for aid termination -Thieu’s possible support -Consequences -US economic and military aid -Enforcement -Violations -US retaliation -JCS contingency plans -Thieu’s possible rejection -Bilateral deal -Separate peace
-6767 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Consequence -US assistance -Termination -Repetition of arguments -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Midway -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu, Asian leaders -Timing -Bilateral deal -Thieu’s relationship with the President -Trust in the President -Alliance with the US -The President’s commitments -Limits -Congressional termination of aid -Forthcoming talks -North Vietnamese -Three points of Thieu -Reference to Provisional Revolutionary Government [PRG] as government -Text -Preamble -Priorities -Reference to PRG -Text -Compared to preamble -Possible North Vietnam claim -Two governments in South Vietnam -US unilateral statement -Interpretation of text -US unilateral statements -Historical record -Strategic Arms Litigation Treaty [SALT] -US and Soviet Union -North Vietnamese protocols -Recognition of GVN -National Council of National Reconciliation and Concord [NCRC] -Issue of governmental status -GVN sovereignty
-6868 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -North Vietnamese view -Coalition government -Three components -Committee of National Reconciliation [CNR] -Appointments -Redundancy of statement -Effect of statement on South Vietnamese -Compared to US view -Article 8C -North Vietnamese request for withdrawal -Political prisoners in South Vietnam -Concessions -Provisions -Changes -Three components -Respect for territories -Interpretations -The President's statements -NCRC -Political repercussions in South Vietnam -Respect for territories -Priorities -PRG -Preamble -Respect for territories -South Vietnamese interpretation -Important Points -The President’s experience as a lawyer -Duc’s conversation with Kissinger and Haig -Thieu’s sixty-nine changes -Twelve changes -Thieu's rejection -Consequences -Termination of economic and military aid -Congressional relations -Continuation of war -Bilateral deal -Continuation of war -Return of POWs
-6969 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -US bombing, mining -Time table -Laird’s view -Appropriations Committee -Committee organization -Cut off of funds -Effect on US-GVN relations -Bilateral deal -The President’s May 8, 1972 proposals -Continuation of bombing -Congressional relations -Cut off of funds -Effect on Laos, Cambodia An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 12:26 pm. Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pins for wives The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:02 pm. The President’s schedule -Budget Vietnam negotiations -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Midway -Settlement agreement -Settlement agreement -Success -US power -The President's political position -Strengths -Weaknesses Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Presidential seal in flag -Pins
-7070 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Presidential seal on floor Vietnam -Settlement agreement -Success -US-GVN relations -Thieu’s relationship with the President -Congressional relations -The President's and Thieu’s enemies -Press -Interest in failure Tricia Nixon Cox's schedule -The President's meeting with Haig The President's meeting with Kissinger -Timing -Meeting with Haig Duc, Phouong and Kissinger left at 1:02 pm. Tricia Nixon Cox’s schedule Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:02 pm. The President’s schedule -Trip to Florida -Departure time Items for the President’s schedule -Alexander P. Butterfield Bull left at an unknown time before 1:11 pm. Kissinger -Health -Haig’s conversation with Haldeman -Vacation -Meeting with the President, November 29, 1972 -Oriana Fallaci article
-7171 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Explanation -The President’s disagreement -Egotism -Emotional highs and lows -Haig’s view -Haig’s conversation with Haldeman Second term reorganization -State Department -William J. Casey -Recent meeting with Kissinger -Graham A. Martin -Loyalty -Deputy Under Secretary for Management -Replacement for William B. Macomber, Jr. -Trustworthiness -Work with Casey -William P. Rogers departure as Secretary of State -Timing -Informing Kissinger -Casey -Economic affairs -Frank C. Carlucci -Reports -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Brazil -Appointments Tricia Nixon Cox's trip -The President’s meeting with Jeanne W. Davis -Arrangements Vietnam negotiations Settlement agreement -Duc’s understanding -Thieu’s possible rejection -Thieu’s message -Kissinger’s view -Ultimatum -Continuation of war, bilateral deal
-7272 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d) -Three principles -The President’s May 8, 1972 proposals -Using mining and bombing cessation -Return to POWs -Cease-fire -Enforcement -US-Soviet Union relations -Possible breakdown -North Vietnamese message -Interest in settlement agreement -Settlement agreement -Congressional relations -Gerald R. Ford -Barry M. Goldwater -Publicity -Response to South Vietnamese rejection -US aid -Cut off of funds -The President's possible meeting with Thieu -Midway -Purpose -Negotiations -Deadline Haig’s schedule -Vacation -Timing Kissinger -Vietnam negotiations -Difficulties -First Round -Paris -October 1972 -Haig’s counsel -1972 election -Saigon -Messages To North Vietnam -Dealings with Thieu -Work last week
-7373 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-16 (cont’d)
Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s meetings in Paris -Haig’s schedule -Haig’s schedule -Meetings -Settlement agreement -Delay -Thieu -Thieu's acceptance -The President’s meeting with JCS -Thieu’s rejection -Thieu’s acceptance -Conclusion -Communications -Timing -Thieu’s acceptance -Possible delay -Kissinger’s meetings in Paris -Thieu’s rejection -Bilateral deal -POWs for withdrawal, end of US mining and bombing -End of war -Termination of US economic aid Haig left at 1:11 pm.
Conversation No. 817-17 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: 1:11 pm - 1:19 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Ziegler’s press conference -The President’s recent meeting with Duc -Tone
-7474 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-17 (cont’d) -Compared to the President’s meeting with Duc, November 29, 1972 -State Department reorganization announcement -The President’s recommendations -United Press International [UPI] -Washington Star -George Sherman -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Quotes from the President -Stenographers, file clerks -Senior officials -Foreign Service Officers [FSO] -Embassies -William P. Rogers Ziegler left and Stephen B. Bull entered at 1:12 pm. The President's schedule -Trip to Florida -Departure time Alexander P. Butterfield entered and Bull left at an unknown time after 1:12 pm. Coat Items for the President’s signature -George P. Shultz Briefcase Henry A. Kissinger entered at 1:12 pm. Vietnam negotiations -The President’s meeting [with Nguyen Phu Duc and Tran Kim Phuong] -Effect -Authority Bull entered at 1:12 pm. The President’s schedule
-7575 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-17 (cont’d) -Shultz -Meeting with John B. Connally Butterfield and Bull left at 1:13 pm. Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Nguyen Van Thieu’s position -Recent GVN cable -The President’s meeting with Duc -US-Government of Vietnam [GVN] relations -Possible delay -Thieu’s rejection -Bilateral deal -US mining, bombing cessation, withdrawal for prisoners of War [POWs] -Termination of US military and economic aid -South Vietnamese defeat, North Vietnamese defeat -Congressional relations -The President’s meeting with Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Senate vote -The President's achievements -The President’s conversation with Leonid I. Brezhnev [at USSoviet Union Summit] -Lack of insistence on withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Terms at that time -Election in South Vietnam -Thieu’s resignation -North Vietnamese message -Meaning -Cancellation of meeting -Alternate meeting places -Avenue Kleber -Cancellation of meeting -Breakdown of talks -Briefing -Settlement agreement -Victory -Briefing
-7676 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Apr.-08) Conversation No. 817-17 (cont’d) -The President’s meeting with Kissinger [in Key Biscayne] -The President’s possible meeting with Thieu -Purpose -Settlement agreement -Negotiations -Assurances -Commitment The President and Kissinger left at 1:19 pm.
Conversation No. 817-18 Date: November 30, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:19 pm and 1:22 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s schedule Unknown agent’s schedule George P. Shultz Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:19 pm. The President’s schedule -Weather Unknown people and Bull left at an unknown time before 1:22 pm.