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Date: 
Dec 12, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08)
Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 Date: December 12, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:38 pm and 6:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Gordon C. Strachan. An unknown portion of the conversation was not recorded while the tape was changed. Second-term reorganization -The President’s possible visits to departments -1969 -The President’s confidence -Loyalty -Appointees -Visits to White House -Government employees -Wearing of flag lapel pins -The President, White House staff -Effect -State Department -The President's instructions to Strachan at US Information Agency [USIA] -Studying -Strachan’s possible conversations with James Keogh -Visiting embassies abroad -Keogh -Removal of flag lapel pin -Vietnam War -Information gathering -Ambassadors, ministers -Foreign service officers [FSOs] -Diplomatic Chiefs of Mission [DCMs] -Quality -Departures -Promotions -Young people -Bureaucracy
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Recommendations for change -Administrative duties -Lawyers -Bureaucrats -1972 election -Effect -The President’s visit to letter writers, 1971 -Christmas -John F. Kennedy portrait -First term -Anticipation -New appointees -Edward M. Kennedy White House gifts The President's appreciation -Loyalty Rose Bowl game -University of Southern California [USC] -Ohio State University -Offense -Professional football Strachan left and Frank J. Shakespeare and Keogh entered at 3:58 pm. The White House photographer and Stephen B. Bull were present at the beginning of the meeting. Geetings Press relations -Accuracy in Media [AIM] Seating arrangements [Photograph session] Press relations -The President’s meeting with Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis, Michael J. O'Neill and John H. Kauffmann -Lewis’s, Kuaffman’s and O’Neill’s recent trip to the Soviet Union
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -O'Neill -New York Daily News -Washington Post, New York Times -Kauffmann -[Washington Star] -Lewis -[Reader’s Digest] -Lewis, Kauffman and O’Neill -Importance -Previous failure to visit Soviet Union and Eastern Europe -Shakespeare's future -The President’s conversation with O’Neill -New York -Lewis’s, Kauffman’s and O’Neill’s recent trip to the Soviet Union -Left -USIA Exhibition Research and Development -O’Neill’s study of USIA in Moscow -Length -Second term reorganization -O’Neill -USIA Advisory Commission -New York Daily News -Editorials -Readership John M. Shaheen [The New York Press] -Financing -Compared to television [TV] station -Shakespeare’s future -Shaheen’s The New York Press -O’Neill -Financing -Capital -Shaheen’s relationship with Peter M. Flanigan -New York -Financing -Shakespeare’s conversation with Walter H. Annenberg -Shaheen’s “heart” -Financing -Life
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Wealth of administration allies -W. Clement Stone -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Westinghouse -TV, radio stations -Soft drink bottlers -Broadcast learning -Title -Executive Vice President -Donald H. McGannon -White House support for Shakespeare -Clay T. (“Tom”) Whitehead -TV licenses -TV -Channel 9, Florida -Washington Post -TV, radio stations -Markets -San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia -Operations compared to requisitions -White House support for Shakespeare -Charles W. Colson -Money making -Leisure time Second term reorganization -Advisory commissions -Arms control -USIA -Keogh -John C. Stennis -Employee lists -Haldeman, Frederic V. Malek -Stanton D. Anderson -State Department -Ambassadors, Diplomatic Chiefs of Mission [DCMS] -State Department -William J. Casey -Under Secretary for Economic Affairs
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -“Cover” -Promotion -Deputy -Firings -Casey -Travel -Timing -Confirmation -Consultant -Leonard C. Meeker -Christine Rhoda (Halliday) Meeker -Bucharest -Opposition to administration -Departure -The President’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger -White House staff -Cuts -USIA -Policy role -Need for consultation -Kissinger -Attitude -Vietnam negotiations -Settlement agreement -Relationship with Keogh -State Department -[David] Kenneth Rush -Casey -Travel -Casey’s conversation with Shakespeare -Personnel abroad -The President’s experience as Congressman -Social affairs -Manners -The President’s relationship with FSOs -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Relationship with FSOs -Tennis -The President’s experience -Manners
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Loyalty -Casey -Social affairs Enemies -Press -Bureaucrats -USIA, State Department -Defense Department -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Administration supporters -USIA -Promotions -Career officers -State Department -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -Agency for International Development [AID] -Peace Corps -USIA -USIA -Travel -Meeting people -Reading files -1967, 1966 -State Department -Casey -Shakespeare’s experience in USIA -Travel -Compared to Kissinger, the President, William P. Rogers -Protocol -State Department -Casey -Travel -Business community -Career officers -Important places -Business community -Establishment -Chase Manhattan Bank -The President’s experience as Vice President -Protocol
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Agnew -The Presidents experience as Congressman, Senator and as a private citizen -Shakespeare -USIA -Keogh -Bureacratic position -The President’s role -Kissinger, State Department -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meetings -National Security Council [NSC] meetings -Senior Review Group [SRG] meetings -Votes, speaking, listening -Kissinger -May 1972 -Listening -WSAG meetings -Elliot L. Richardson -Rush -William P. Clements, Jr. -Old group -Melvin R. Laird -David Packard -US Foreign relations -Post-1972 election -End of Vietnam War -Timing -Shakespeare's tenure -Comments about the administration -Effect -Compared to John Kennedy administration -Robert F. Kennedy -Attorney General -Use, expansion, personnel, visits -Henry Loomis -Chairman of advisory commission -Toughness, courage -First term -Timidity -The President’s conversation with John. D. Ehrlichman
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -1968 election -Hubert H. Humphrey -John Kennedy -Blacks -1972 election -Administration supporters -Business community -Post-1960 elections -Compared to Robert and John Kennedy -Removal of Dwight D. Eisenhower Republicans -Exception -Homer H. Gruenther US foreign relations -The President’s trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] and the Soviet Union -Effects -Lessened perception of peril -Sense of euphoria -Vietnam War -Sense of euphoria -The West -Press relations -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Soviet Union -Motive -Interests -PRC -Motive -Interests -US -Motive -Interests -Western view -Change -Peace -Chile -Salvador Allende Gossins dinner -New York -Richardson -State Department
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Cuba -Fidel Castro -State Department -Communist countries -Philosophy -Compared to the West’s philosophy -Public Opinion -Idealism -Indian Fighters -Peace -The President’s relationship with foreign leaders -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Toasts -Leonid I. Brezhnev, Aleksei N. Kosygin, Nikolai V. Podgorny -Compared to the President’s policies -PRC -Time -Communism -Détente -European Security Conference -Soviet Union -Recent Elections -Japan, Australia, New Zealand, West Germany, Britain, France -Left shift -Canada -Nationalism -Japan -Specialists, Communists -Georges J.R. Pompidou, Edward R.G. Heath, Willy Brandt -Erosion of beliefs -Youth -College students -View of Vietnam War -Killing -South Vietnam -North Vietnam -Soviet Union, PRC Shakespeare's residence -Greenwich, Connecticut
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Keogh Second term reorganization -Federal Trade Commission [FTC] -Donald McI. Kendall’s recommendation -Pepsico -Commissions -Federal Power Commission [FPC] -FTC -Euphoria -Free enterprise -Demolition -Foreign policy Shakespeare’s expression of appreciation The President’s expression of appreciation -Shakespeare -Conversations with the President -Participation -Compared to others in Federal agencies -Retirement -Administration support The President’s administration -Compared to Eisenhower administration -John Foster Dulles -Herbert Brownell -Rogers -Bureaucracy -Shakespeare’s experience -Social affairs -Activities -Harry S. Truman administration -Effect -White House staff -Wives -Cabinet -Wives -Activities
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Clubs, golf, parties, bridge, cruises, vacations -Need for new Establishment -Senators, Congressman -J. William Fulbright -Compared to Charles H. Percy, Charles McC. Mathias -Social elite -Shakespeare’s return to New York 1972 election -Results -New York -Rhode Island, Connecticut -Upper middle class -White Anglo-Saxon Protestants -Compared to 1960 election -Gains -Middle class -Catholics, non-Catholics -Working class, white collars Elitists -US -Softness -Compared to Britain, France, West Germany, Japan -California -Beverly Hills -Right, left -Los Angeles -San Francisco -David Packard -East Coast -New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC -Influence -Press relations -Publishers, editors -Teachers, professors -Businessmen Government -[Taxes] -Kendall
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Business committee -“Main Street” -Compared to Business Council -Education, readings, social affairs -Ivy League schools -Ambassadors' background -Compared to US -Quotas -Ohio State University [OSU] -Kansas, Nebraska, Texas -Georgetown, New York -West -View of the President -The President’s education and background -[Duke University] -Grades -Social affairs -Alger Hiss case -Barry M. Goldwater -Joseph McCarthy -Alice Roosevelt Longworth -Education -Emphasis -Change -Timing -Press relations -Educational system -Kinshasa Ambassadorial Meeting -Shakespeare role -Duration -Views -Unanimity -South Africa -US Marines -US Chiefs of Mission -Africa -Education -Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University -Life -Audience
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Middle class 1972 election -George S. McGovern nomination -Effect -The President’s public statements -The President’s victory margin -California -Democratic Party -Cost -Victory margin Press relations -1972 election -Robert D. Novak article -Press credibility -Alleged McGovern gains, shift -Polls -Belief in McGovern -Populism -Harriet Van Horner’s article -Issues -Marijuana, abortion, busing, welfare, Vietnam War, flag lapel pins, work ethic -Life, Look, Saturday Evening Post -Endorsement of the President in 1972 -Photographs -Reporters’ view -Letter -Editor’s view -Publisher’s view -TV licenses -Reasons for failure -Misjudgment of the public -Cambodia invasion -The President’s conversation with Peter J. Brennan -Hardhats -Haldeman’s view -Colson -Kissinger’s view
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Leonard Garment’s view -Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s view -Resignation -Haldeman’s view -Hardhats -Students -Treatment -US flag -Washington, DC -Effect on administration supporters -Washington Post, Washington Star, New York Times, networks -Social affairs -Katherine L. Graham -Erotic content -Editorials -[Max] Gissen [?] -Sensationalism -Loss of audience -Elitism of staff -New York Daily News -Harvard University -Movies -The President’s recent conversation with Jack L. Warner -The President's viewing of [What the Peeper Saw] -The President’s view of movies -Sexual explicitness -What the Peeper Saw -Plot -Rating -Patriotic movies -Public opinion -The President’s conversations with [Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower] -Music, sexual explicitness in arts John Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts -Modern art -Audience
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) Theater -New York -The President’s attendance at Much Ado About Nothing -Two Gentlemen of Verona -William Shakespeare -Garment -OSU -Elite -Liberal Establishment -Corruption -Pornography -Garment -Theodore H. (“Teddy”) White’s article -Columbia School of Journalism -Berlin in 1920s -Avant-garde trends -Art -Sex -Public opinion -Adolf Hitler -Cabaret -Public opinion -Press relations Leader class -Weakness -Dictators -Leadership -Mobilization of masses -Slogans -The President and contemporaries -Last of old guard -Second term reorganization -Departures -Perquisites -Cadillacs -Competence -Rogers -State Department -Press relations
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Lyndon B. Johnson -Respect -Appointees -Need for value judgment -Concern about perceptions -Portraits -New York Times -Cabinet, administration personnel -Qualities needed -Courage -Conviction -Intelligence -Courage -Loyalty -Conviction -Supreme Court -Williams H. Rehnquist -Background -Judgeship -Age -Office of Legal Counsel -Arizona lawyer -Stanford University -Confirmation -Value -Warren E. Burger’s view -Age -Workload -Conservatism -Age -Compared to Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Intelligence -Compared to Henry A. Blackman, Burger -Politics -William O. Douglas -Friday conferences -Loyalty, courage, conviction -Left compared to right -Loyalty, courage, conviction
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Intelligence -Flag lapel pins -George Meany -Business leaders -Education -Presidency or Papacy -Intelligence -Spiritual and philosophical values -Free Society -Diversity -Vietnam War -Orders -Conservatives -Republicans -Business -Liberals -Government, media -Hostility to business -Second term reorganization -Moral, religious values, loyalty -Left -Sacrifice -Character -Obsession with power -Individuals -Masses -Manipulation by government -Weaknesses -Lack of character -Lack of courage -US -Compared to Communists -Brezhnev -View of Michael J. Mansfield, McGovern -View of the President -Fear -Sentimental idealism -Contempt from right, far left -Right -Inflexibility
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Far left -Left -Liberals -Danger -Lack of character -Business, media, professors -Ivy League presidents US foreign relations -US philosophical strength -Communism -PRC -Soviet Union -Press relations -Images -Fermentation, uncertainty, ruthlessness, values -Communism -Need to convey -Public relations [PR] -Mission -USIA, philosopher -Speech writing -Tone 1972 election Bicentennial -Compared to overseas assignment -Presentation White House gifts -Pins -Wives -Ash trays Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time before 5:18 pm. White House gifts -Ash trays
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) Keogh and Frank Shakespeare left at 5:18 pm. Frank Shakespeare -Value -Working relationships -Difficulty -Kissinger -The President
***************************************************************** [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Possible position in White House -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler
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Second term reorganization -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Recent conversation with Haldeman -East Wing -The President’s, the President’s Family, and White House staff schedules -Planning -Perceptions -Compared to issues -Richard A. Moore -Dwight L. Chapin -Garment -William L. Safire -John Reagan (“Tex”) McCrary -Planning -Review -Objectives -Chapin
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Planning -David N. Parker -Office -Meetings -Haldeman, the President -East Wing -Thelma (“Pat”) Nixon’s schedule -Cabinet -Perceptions -“Human” -East Wing -Press relations -Ziegler’s view -Mrs. Nixon -Haldeman’s role -Ziegler’s conversation with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Briefings -White House dinners -Entertainment -Fred Waring -Constance M. (Cornell)(“Connie”) Stuart -Ziegler’s conversation with Mrs. Nixon -Stuart -Retention The President left and entered at an unknown time before 5:24 pm. Letter from unknown sculptor -Tone -Humility -The President’s schedule -Possible meeting -Gift for the President
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-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d)
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The President’s schedule -Reception for 1972 election supporters -Errors -Identities -The President’s knowledge -Military aide -Maurice H. Stans, Clark MacGregor -Democrats -New Majority -Democrats Butterfield left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. The President's schedule -Frank Shakespeare -Guidance -Lewis’s, Kauffmann’s and O’Neill’s trip to the Soviet Union -Report -First term -Cancelled meeting with [Blake Sanborn and Donald Kemp] of Whittier, California -Parker -Rose Mary Woods -Telephone call -The President’s family -Woods -Letter -Mrs. Nixon -Parker -Mrs. Nixon’s schedule -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s possible job -Woods's judgment -[John H. Alexander] -Necessary meetings
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Visits to agencies -Meetings -Control -Meetings with administration officials -Problems -John A.Volpe, Clifford M. Hardin -Volpe -Massachusetts -Philosophy -Trust funds Second term reorganization -John C. Whitaker -Young people -Women -Under Secretaries -[Atomic Energy Commission] [AEC] -Dr. Edward David -[Dixie Lee Ray] -Dr. James R. Schlesinger -Relationship with Stennis -Possible meeting with the President -CIA memorandum -John D. Ehrlichman -Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -Colson -Congressional relations Congressional relations -Stennis -Ehrlichman, Haldeman The President's schedule -Cabinet dinner -Guests -Ehrlichman -Haldeman's view -Kissinger's view -Social events -Ehrlichman’s schedule
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Ziegler, William E. Timmons -Social, cultural events -White House staff -Compared to Cabinet -The President’s experience as Vice President -Mrs. Nixon -Haldeman's leadership -Facilities -Blair House -Corcoran Museum of Art [?] -National Portrait Gallery -Lectures -Wives -Families -View of Washington, DC -William and [Helena (Julius)] Safire -John and [Jeanne] Ehrlichman -H. R. and [JoAnne (Horton)] Haldeman -Caspar and [Jane (Dalton)] Weinberger -George P. and Helena M. (“Obie”) Shultz -Helena Shultz’s view -Lectures -Role as surrogates -Jo Haldeman’s view -Lucy A. Winchester -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -White House staff -Cabinet -Mrs. Nixon’s schedule -Teas -Receiving lines -Red Room -Green Room -Tours -Mrs. Nixon -Example -Republican Woman’s Committee of Ames, Iowa -Jeanne Ehrlichman -Cabinet -White House
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Jo Haldeman’s experience at Los Angeles art museum -Cabinet Room, Oval Office -Guards -Jeanne Ehrlichman, Obie Shultz -White House tours -Friends -Letters -Michael J. Farrell -Mrs. Nixon -Sanborn and Kemp of Whittier -Congressional relations -Administration supporters -Republicans, Democrats -Administration opponents -Ticket availability -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s conversation with H.R. Haldeman -Julie Nixon Eisenhower’s meeting with Sam Steiger -Sanborn and Kemp of Whittier -Presentation -Credit -Sandborn and Kemp of Whittier -Mrs. Nixon -Tour -Presentation of Seroll -Mrs. Nixon’s role -Meeting with Robert Nisbet -Compared to meetings with mayors -Leadership -Schlesinger -CIA -Keogh -USIA Second term reorganization -Whitaker -Ronald H. Walker -National Park Service [NPS] -Reaction -Qualifications
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Rogers, C.B. Morton and Whitaker -Robert Kennedy -[George Hartzog] -Leonard C. Meeker -The President’s conversation with Kissinger -O’Neill, New York, New York Daily News -Kauffman of Washington Star -Haldeman’s view -The President’s trip to Romania -US-Romania relations -Margaret G. Beam -Jacob D. Beam -Departure -Departures -Age -U. Alexis Johnson -Ambassadorship to the Soviet Union -Kissinger’s recommendation -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Ambassadorship at large -Rogers -Meetings -Shakespeare -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] advisory committee -[State Department] -Soviet Union -John J. McCloy -President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -USIA advisory commission -The President’s view -Rogers -Robert J. Dole -Conversation with the H.R. Haldeman -John A. Scali Stephen B. Bull entered at unknown time after 5:24 pm. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) Bull left at an unknown time before 5:50 pm. White House gifts -Records [Mormon Tabernacle Choir, gift from Isaac M. Stewart] -Eugene Ormandy -Recipients -Congress -Diplomatic corps -Celebrities -1972 campaign -Congress -Friends -Timmons -Woods -Recipients -Celebrities, friends 1973 Inauguration -Swearing-in ceremony -Attire -Compared to 1969 Inauguration -Dave Harris Haig entered at 5:50 pm. The President's schedule -Reception for 1972 election supporters -Timing Haldeman left at unknown time before 6:10 pm. The President’s schedule -Shower -Reception for 1972 election supporters -Hand-shaking Vietnam negotiations -Kissinger’s message -Haig’s telephone call -Length
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s views -Nguyen Van Thieu -Military action -Public relations [PR] -Press relations -Settlement agreement -Timing -Settlement agreement -Intelligence reports -Post-October 6, 1972 -North Vietnam -Instructions to cadres -Reorganization of forces in South Vietnam -Briefings -North Vietnam -Perception of US -“Pre-Christmas anxiety” -Kissinger’s message -Record -Concessions -Future -December 13, 1972 meeting -The President’s message to Kissinger -Breakdown -Tone -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnam’s reaction -Publicity -Thieu’s speech at National Assembly, December 12, 1972 -North Vietnam’s reaction -Demands -US responsibility -Madame Nguyen Thi Binh -Thieu’s relations with theUS -Settlement agreement -Military supplies -Civilian’s in military role -Vietnamization -December 13, 1972 meeting -Breakdown
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Settlement agreement -Kissinger’s view -December 9, 1972 meeting -December 9, 1972 meeting -Compromise -Reopening of issues -US military aid to South Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Messages -The President’s reading -Compared to the President’s view -Messages -The President’s reading -Settlement agreement -North Vietnam’s position -Communists -Timing -Breakdown -Ziegler’s statement, December 13, 1972 -Guidance -Kissinger’s return from Paris -Consultation -The President’s schedule -Haig -Progress -Issues -Consultation -Resumption of talks -US bombing of North Vietnam -Haig’s view -1972 election -PR -Christmas -North Vietnam -Pace of bombing -Military buildup -Delays -Cessation of US bombing -Timing
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Settlement agreement -Cessation -Timing -Settlement agreement -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger's view -Le Duc Tho -North Vietnam -Congressional reconvention -Resumption of talks -Weather -B-52s -Escorts -Cease-fire -Thieu’s offer -Timing -North Vietnam’s position -US bombing of North Vietnam -Timing -Christmas -New Year’s Day -Thieu’s offer -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Thieu -Spiro T. Agnew’s possible trip Saigon -Timing -Settlement agreement -US military action -North Vietnam -Haig’s possible role -Kissinger’s view -1972 election -The President’s and Haig’s views -Kissinger’s view -Haig’s trip to Saigon -Thieu -End of war -William F. Buckley, Jr.’s article -Thieu -US support
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 820-24/821-1 (cont’d) -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.’s view -US position -Compared to North Vietnam’s position -South Vietnam -US bombing of North Vietnam -North Vietnam’s position -Instructions for Kissinger -Option -Pace of bombing -Breakdown -Kissinger’s possible statement -Tone -Press relations -Settlement agreement -Soviet Union -PRC The President’s schedule -Reception for 1972 election supporters -Meeting with Haig Vietnam negotiations -Status -Settlement agreement -Timing An unknown person entered and the unknown person and Haig left at 6:10 pm.
Conversation No. 821-2 Date: December 12, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:10 pm and 6:12 pm Location: Oval Office H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman [?] met with unknown people.
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-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. May-08) Conversation No. 821-2 (cont’d) [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] Reception for 1972 election supporters [?] -Preparations -Cabinet meeting -The President’s schedule [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] ******************************************************************************
Tape ends at an unknown time before 6:12 pm.