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Date: 
Jan 04, 1973 - Jan 05, 1973
Location: 
Oval Office
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-1NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09)
Conversation No. 833-1 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:35 am and 8:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Offer to Margaret Truman of Blair House -Bess (Wallace) Truman The President’s schedule -John Ehrlichman -Request to see the President -National Security Advisers meeting -Gerard C. Smith -Meeting with the President -Henry A. Kissinger -Timing -Elliot L. Richardson -Meeting with the President -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 8:46 am.
Conversation No. 833-2 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:35 am and 8:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Call to John D. Ehrlichman -Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
-2NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-2 (cont’d)
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 8:35 am. Request to see H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Staff meeting Bull left at an unknown time. Materials to be filed -Private file -Rose Mary Woods Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:46 am.
Conversation No. 833-3 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:35 am and 8:46 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 35-79]
Conversation No. 833-4 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:46 am and 8:50 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 35-80]
-3NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09)
Conversation No. 833-5 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:50 am and 8:53 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. awards ceremony -Request to attend [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 833-6 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:50 am and 8:53 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 35-81]
Conversation No. 833-7 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:53 am and 8:55 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 35-82]
-4NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09)
Conversation No. 833-8 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:53 am and 9:03 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 35-83]
Conversation No. 833-9 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 8:55 am and 9:03 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's meeting with press -Women -Wire services -Social events -Ronald L. Ziegler -List -Congress members, Senators -Wives Bull left at an unknown time before 9:03 am.
Conversation No. 833-10 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 9:03 am and 9:04 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Paul L. Martin.
-5NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d)
[See Conversation No. 833-10A] [See Conversation No. 35-84] Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 9:03 am. [End of telephone conversation] Press relations -Ziegler’s schedule -Receptions -Freshmen Congressmen and bipartisan Congressional leaders -Wire services -Helen A. Thomas -Frances Lewine -Friendly reporters -Wives H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:05 am. -Jerald F. (“Jerry”) TerHorst -Nick Thimmesch -Relations with White House -Clark R. Mollenhoff -Ted Knapp -Fay Mills -Louise Hutchinson -Chicago Tribune -Aldo Beckman -Number to be invited Press conference -Vietnam settlement -News summary -Richard Valeriani -Talks in Paris -The President's meetings with National Security advisors -William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird -Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Sensitivity of talks
-6NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Congressional leaders Harry S. Truman Memorial service -[Thomas] Hale Boggs -Congressional attendees -Truman -Washington Post article -Heads of State visit with the President -Funeral -The President's attendance Press relations -Announcements -Commissions -Gerald C. Smith -Meeting with the President -National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] -James C. Fletcher -Assistant secretaries -Agriculture Department -Secor D. Browne -Civil Aeronautics Board -Earl L. Butz -Poultry -Nixon loyalist list -Thimmesch, Mollenhoff -People not to be seen by staff -Alice Brinkel [?] -Hugh S. Sidey -Time -Rogers -James B. (“Scotty”)Reston -Kissinger -Columns -Message discipline -Compared to Cabinet, White House staff -Kissinger Roberto Clemente memorial fund -Richard A. Moore
-7NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Press work -Press coverage -Television [TV] -Radio -Wire services -Daniel M. Galbreath -Local TV -TV -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Congress -Interview with GI addicts -Vietnam War -CBS -Bias -Impact on administration Press relations -Vietnam War -GI addicts -White House staff -Vietnam War -Washington press corps -George S. McGovern -1972 election -Charles W. Colson -Press posture toward administration Clemente memorial fund -Richard Moore -Jim Murray -Gerald L. Warren -Sportswriters’ Association -San Diego -Arthur Daley [?] -New York Times -Richard Moore -Murray -Advertisement -Super Bowl
-8NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) Ronald L. Ziegler left at 9:20 am. Press relations -White House staff -George P. Shultz, John D. Ehrlichman -Ziegler -Concerns -CBS -Report on Republicans -Jacob K. Javits -Charles H. Percy -Edward W. Brooke -Bombing resolution Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Schedule Rose Mary Woods -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Ned Sullivan -Alexander Butterfield -Stephen B. Bull -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -People on vacation -Anne L. Armstrong -Julie Nixon Eisenhower Ziegler's list of loyalists Ehrlichman's meeting with President -Priority of Vietnam settlement -Domestic affairs staff -1973 Inauguration -William E. Timmons
******************************************************************* [Begin segment reviewed under deed of gift] [Dwight] David Eisenhower, III
-9NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Employment -Capitol Hill -Hugh Scott -Policy committee -Wallace Johnson -Thomas (“Tom”) C. Korologos -Congressional employment -House of Representatives -Experience -Research assistant [End segment reviewed under deed of gift] *******************************************************************
Book by [First name unknown] Lott -Inaugural speeches of Presidents -Historian -California -1969 inaugural speech -Possible employment -Collection of speeches Government research programs -Ehrlichman -Budget cuts -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Written report -James R. Schlesinger -Caspar W. Weinberger -Elliot L. Richardson -MIT -Harvard University -Massachusetts’ state funding -Defense Department budget -Subsidies to higher education -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Weinberger -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Schlesinger
-10NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Contract work Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:31 am. -University of California -Operating funds -Federal government -Defense Department -State government -Professors' salaries -Federal subsidies -Weinberger -George P. Shultz -Report -Funds cut -HEW -Weinberger -Agriculture Department -Transportation Department -National Science Foundation [NSF] -National Institutes of Health -Subsidies for higher education -Schlesinger -Weinberger -MIT -Meeting with Ehrlichman Second term reorganization -Appointment of Dixy Lee Ray to AEC -Schlesinger -Chet Holifield -Well run agency -Schlesinger -Ehrlichman -Arms Control and Disarmament Agency [ACDA] -Smith -U. Alexis Johnson -Chief negotiator -Budget cuts -Weinberger
-11NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Kissinger’s recommendations -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] -Background checks -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Harold M. Agnew -Los Alamos laboratory -[Unintelligible name] -Edward Teller -Agnew -Offer of job -Los Alamos laboratory -Defense of administration -Los Alamos laboratory -John S. Foster, Jr. -Management skill -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] Rose Mary Woods Haldeman left at 9:35 am. New Year’s card from Mao Tse-Tung -Chou En-Lai -Photograph -Publicity New Year’s card from Leonid I. Brezhnev Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Brezhnev's children -Tricia Nixon Cox -Edward R. F. Cox Vietnam settlement -Kissinger's meeting -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Representatives -The President's letter -Response -Authority
-12NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Henry M. ("Scoop") Jackson -Kissinger’s note -Bombing -Negotiations -The President’s silence Kissinger's dinner at Ar Cote Basque -Proprietor -Admiration for the President -Wine -Response by patrons -United Nations [UN] -Support for the President -New York City -Basques -Jews Second term reorganization -The President's dinner with Haig -The President's meeting with Ziegler -Loyalists -Harry S. Dent -Seeding of government -Consultation with White House -Haig -Relationship with Kissinger -Informant -Responsibilities in Defense Department -Vietnam settlement -Memorandum -Change of command -Laird -Bombing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Richardson -The President's meeting with Richardson -Kissinger's presence -Moorer -William P. Clements, Jr. -National Security Council [NSC] system
-13NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Intelligence system0 -Cuts -Redundance Laird -Defense Program Review Committee -Richardson -Team player -Leaks Vietnam settlement -Haig -Trip to Puerto Rico -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Talk with New York Jews in Puerto Rico -Support for bombing in Vietnam -Compared to Congressional opinion -Kissinger’s visit to Palm Springs -Ted Hewitt [?] -CBS's “60 Minutes” -Hollywood -Billy Wilder -B-52s -Support for the President -Morale of staff -Ziegler, Haldeman -Ehrlichman, Shultz -Congressional relations -Public support for the President -Possible breakdown of negotiations -1972 election -Trip to New York -Nancy Maginnes -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Dinner -Ar Cote Basque restaurant -Patrons’ support for the President -Morale of staff -Haldeman, Colson, Ziegler -Kissinger’s meeting with PRC representatives -Instructions from Peking
-14NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Dealings with Vietnamese -Letter to the President from Chou En-Lai -Greetings -Letter from the President to Chou En-Lai -Tone -Shanghai Communique -Hegemony -Potential trouble in Asia -Indo-China -US role Second term reorganization -Richardson -Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs -Richardson -Jonathan Moore -Haldeman’s role -Helmet Sonnenfeldt -Lawrence Eagleburger -Jonathan Moore -Liason with NSC -Jonathan Moore -Leaks -Dove -Position on Cambodia -Compared to Richardson -Sonnenfeldt -Deputy -Eagleburger -Loyalty -Sonnenfeldt -Richardson -Haldeman’s role -Jonathan Moore Vietnam settlement -Negotiations -Possible breakdown -Bombing of North Vietnam
-15NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -South of 20th parallel -Effect -North Vietnamese -Condition -North Vietnamese perception -Nuclear weapons -Congressional relations -Resolutions -Effect -Prospects -North Vietnam -Technical meeting -Chinese statement -Significance Second term reorganization The President's meeting with Richardson -Chain of command -Moorer -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Tactical air forces -Clements -Cuts -Air power -Surface to Air Missiles(SAMS) -Airplanes -Obsolescence -B-1 bomber -US Air Force -Defense Department, Intelligence system -Lack of progress -Laird -Chain of command -Vietnam settlement -South Vietnam -Thailand -Consolidation Vietnam settlement -Option 1 and Option 2
-16NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-10 (cont’d) -Quality -Results of December bombing -Thieu -1973 Inauguration -South Vietnamese Air Force -Bombing of North Vietnam -Halt -Question of resumption -North Vietnamese land moves -South Vietnamese Air Force -Strengths -B-52 bombers -Pause in bombing Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:35 am. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:02 am. Negotiations Kissinger left at 10:02 am.
Conversation No. 833-11 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 10:03 am and 11:33 am Location: Oval Office Henry A. Kissinger met with William P. Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, and Col. Richard T. Kennedy. Melvin R. Laird Republicans Photographs of Kissinger
-17NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Parties The President entered at 10:03 am. Laird's trip The President’s schedule -Presentation ceremony for Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Defense Department Congressional briefings -Kissinger’s calls -John C. Stennis -F. Edward Hebert -Barry M. Goldwater -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield -Hugh Scott -Announcements -William B. Saxbe Vietnam settlement -Negotiations -Briefing -Kennedy -Notes -Spiro T. Agnew -[Thomas] Hale Boggs’ memorial service -Rogers -William H. Sullivan -Paris talks -Public posture -Announcement of meeting -Ronald L. Ziegler -Photographers -Format of meeting -Laird's report, Moorer's report -Report on bombing in Vietnam -Hospital -National Security Council [NSC] staff -Ellsworth F. Bunker
-18NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Civilian casualties -Numbers -South Vietnamese -Destruction of cities by North Vietnamese -Quang Tri -Hue -Saigon -Population -Hospitals, orphanages -Purpose of reporting -Double standard -US air men -Area bombing -Hanoi -Pinpoint bombing -Specific targets -Hospitals -Report on civilian casualties -Distribution -Kissinger, Rogers, Laird, Charles W. Colson -Hospitals -Orphanages -Schools -The President's visit to South Vietnam in 1967 -US hospital -Patients -Vietnamese, Americans -Children's ward -Vietnamese child -Casualty -Courage -Doll sent for child from Nixon -Killing civilians -Policy of North Vietnamese Format of discussion -Military briefing -Kissinger -Report on Paris talks -Public posture
-19NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Development in talks Military operations in Vietnam -Activity -Four military regions, Laos -Air operations -Number of sorties -Targets -Military capabilities -Trails -Passes -Truck parks -US ambassador to Laos, G. McMurtrie Godley -B-52s in Laos -Stability -Laos, Cambodia -Nguyen Van Thieu -Cease-fire -Bombing -Reports to Congress -Positive results -Military targets -Hanoi -Haiphong -Photographs -Loss of B-52 -Location -B-52s -Civilian casualties -Defense Department responses -Defense of bombing -Negative charges -Prisoner of War [POWs] camps -Damage -SAMs -Commercial airport -MiGs -Hebert North Vietnamese charges of civilian casualties
-20NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Public relations [PR] problem -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Impact of bombing on North Vietnamese Impact on negotiations -Kissinger -Members of Congress -Jackson -Press coverage -Congressional hearings -North Vietnamese -Use of photographs -Negative impact -Laird -Individual briefings -Hebert Military operations in Vietnam -B-52s -Losses -Percentage -Anti-aircraft missiles -North Vietnamese capabilities -Christmas stand down -Situation within North Vietnam
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-North Vietnamese recovery capabilites -Timing -Missiles
-21NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Railroad -Damage assessment -Repairs -Missile assembly rate -Bombing effectiveness -Negotiations
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-Weather -Air power -Impact on tactics -Instrument systems The President's message to B-52 crews -Appreciation Anti-war statements by captured pilots -Haig -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Officers -Lack of medical treatment -B-52 pilots -Morale -North Vietnamese actions Military operations in Vietnam -Moorer's call to Gen. Frederick C. Weyand -North Vietnamese forces -Numbers
-22NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -South Vietnam Marines -South Vietnam Airborne -Ground action -Kontum -Military Region Two -Hue -Military Region One
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South Vietnam Air Force -Kissinger -Florida -Report -Defense Department -Weyand -F-5s -C-130s -Capabilities -Training -Thieu's attitude -Vietnamization -Success -Air forces, logistics, ground forces -Recent operations -Air support -Independence Military operations in Vietnam -B-52s
-23NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Number -Tactical aircraft -Effectiveness -North Vietnamese communications -Psychological impact -Support -Tankers -Airmen -Bravery Photographs of bomb damage -Hanoi -Targets -Railroads -Craters -Railroad yards -Railroads -Hanoi -Trucks -Use in briefings -Craters -Haiphong -Warehouses -Storage areas -Fires -North Vietnamese aircraft -Airfield -Lights -Installations -Storage -Command and control -Runway -Communications -Ambulance -Industries -Repair work -Railroads -Haiphong -Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants [POL] -B-52s
-24NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Hanoi power plant -Smart bomb -Power grid -Destruction Air raids -Smart bombs -Weather -Headquarters -Hanoi Hilton -POWs -Proximity -Soviet Union -Embassy -Targets -Telephone exchange -Defense Headquarters -Accuracy -Mistakes -Soviet Union -Embassy -Effects -Report -Recommendations for targets -Training and assembly areas -SONTAY -Negotiations -Timing -Congress -Losses -Preparation -Resumption of bombing -Hanoi Public posture of Defense Department -Targets -Military Briefings -Press relations
-25NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Use of photographs -Rogers -Congressmen, Senators -Enemy build up
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-Infiltration -Increase -Intentions -Compared to last year's rate -Tanks -Congress -Stennis -Tone
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-26NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -US aid to South Vietnam -North Vietnamese buildup -April 1972 offensive -Effectiveness
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Vietnam settlement -Kissinger’s negotiations in Paris -Sullivan -South Vietnamese -North Vietnamese -Transcript of proceedings -US proposals -North Vietnamese delays -Sovereignty -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Language changes -Protocols -Signing -Language changes -POWs -Protocols -Kissinger's briefing -Transcript of proceedings -Sullivan -Laird’s memorandum -December bombing of North Vietnam -PR -Congressional briefing
-27NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Military results -Explanation -North Vietnamese negotiating tactics -Impact on negotiations -Military targets -US pilots’ safety -Accidents -Bad faith bargaining -North Vietnamese -North Vietnamese propaganda -POWs -Photographs Rogers's statement on Vietnam -Congressional relaions -House Foreign Affairs Committee -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Specificity -Protocols -Kissinger’s approval -Negotiations -Timing -Kissinger -Maurice Schumann -Compared to information given foreigners -North Vietnam -Soviet Union -PRC -South Vietnam -Schumann -Limitations on disclosure -Agreement with North Vietnamese -House Foreign Affairs Committee -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Charles H. Percy -Resolution -Republican support -Hebert -POW camps -Bomb damage
-28NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Photographs -George H. Mahon -Laird’s public statements -Negotiations -Progress -North Vietnamese strategy -Chowder and Marching Society -Reaction to December 1972 bombing -Review by White House, Kissinger -Impact on negotiation -North Vietnamese delays -Advantage -Delayed agreement -Compared to past delays -North Vietnamese’s view -Congress -The President’s unpredictability Missiles -Explanation -December 1972 bombing -Success -Examples of North Vietnamese bad faith -International Commission of Control and Supervision [ICCS] -Restrictions -Canada -Investigations -Cease-fire monitoring -Infiltration -Delay in release -Developments in negotiations Laird’s statement -Military targets -Photographs -Congress -Accidents -Civilian casualties -POW camps -Publicity -Stennis, Mahon
-29NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -Briefing -December 1972 bombing -Announcement -Military’s motivation -Tone -Military Assistance Command Vietnam [MACV] -Saigon -Content -Statement of facts -Military targets -POW camps -Timing -Reaction of doves -North Vietnamese position -MACV’s role -Moorer’s role -Laird’s role -North Vietnamese allegations -Refutation -POW camps -Photographs -Timing Roger’s statement -Congressional relations -Demands -Double track approach -Delays -Negotiations -Vietnam settlement -Prospects -Optimism -PR -Negotiations -Seriousness -1973 Inauguration -Photographs Vietnam settlement -Cease-fire
-30NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) -US military actions -Administration attitude -No statements -Press relations -Divisions in administration -Ronald L. Ziegler Congressional relations -Supporters -Stennis, Hebert -House Foreign Affairs Committee -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Informing Congress -Kissinger’s view -Negotiations -Briefing -Press story -Gerald R. Ford -Freshman Congress members -John D. Ehrlichman, Shultz -Kissinger’s schedule -William J. Fulbright -The President's meetings with Congressional leadership -Scott, Carl B. Albert, Mansfield -Briefings -House Appropriations Committee -House Armed Service Committee -Press coverage -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -House Foreign Affairs Committee -December bombing -Resumption -Purpose -Targets -Otto Passman -Explanation Haig’s award ceremony -Citation
-31NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-11 (cont’d) Rogers, et. al., left at 11:33 am.
Conversation No. 833-12 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:33 am and 11:37 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s award ceremony -Rose Mary Woods -Press relations -Photographs -The President's statements -Citation -Melvin R. Laird Kissinger entered at 11:35 am. Bull left at an unknown time. William P. Rogers -Statement -Preparation Henry A. Kissinger left at 11:37 am.
Conversation No. 833-13 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:37am and 11:48 am Location: Oval Office The President met with the following persons at 11:37 a.m.: Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Melvin R. Laird, William P. Rogers, Henry A. Kissinger, Adm. Thomas H. Moorer, Robert F. Froehlke,
-32NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-13 (cont’d) Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr., Brig. Gen. Brent G.Scowcroft, Col. William L. Golden, Mrs. Alexander M. Haig, Sr., Patricia Haig, Lt. Gen. Alonzo Fox, Ret., Alexander M. Haig, III, Cadet Brian Haig, Barbara Haig, Father Frank Haig, Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Meredith, Mrs. Geroge Meredith, Rose Mary Woods, Stephen B. Bull, members of the press and the White House photographr were present at the beginning of the meeting. [General conversation] Photographs -Positions -Moorer -Rogers -Laird -Citation reading -Haig family Defense Distinguished Medal -Haig -Reading of citation -Congratulations [Camera noise] Haig’s achievements -White House work -Four stars -Soldier statesman tradition -Trips abroad -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Qualities -Military command -Statesmanship [Applause] [General conversation] Introductions -Haig Family
-33NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-13 (cont’d) Photographs Haig’s responsibilities -Kissinger’s travel Patricia Haig -Presidential gift Photographs -Placement of guests -Abrams Haig’s departure -Trip on the Sequoia -Quarters -Fort Myer -Car -House Haig et al. left at 11:48 am.
Conversation No. 833-14 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:48 am and 11:51 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Gerald L. Warren's press briefing -Contents Washington, DC -Public opinion -Congress -Attitude of country on war -Palm Springs -December 1972 bombing of North Vietnam
-34NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-14 (cont’d) -Opposition Television [TV] coverage Press briefings -Second term reorganization Ziegler left at 11:51 am.
Conversation No. 833-15 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:51 am and 11:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's meeting with Elliot L. Richardson -Misunderstanding -H. R. (“Bob”)Haldeman -Length Request for Henry A. Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 11:55 am.
Conversation No. 833-16 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 11:51 am and 11:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Location of Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman
-35NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-16 (cont’d) -Timing -Guidelines for meetings with heads of state -Kissinger, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Carlos P. Romulo -Yen Chia-Kan -Taiwan, Republic of China -1970 White House dinner -Reception -Additions -Haldeman, Ehrlichman -Departing Cabinet -Meeting with Yen -Length -Romulo -Reception Bull left at an unknown time before 11:55 am.
Conversation No. 833-17 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: 11:55 am -12:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Elliot L. Richardson and Henry A. Kissinger. Richardson's new job as Secretary of Defense Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:55am. The President's instructions Bull left at an unknown time before 12:42 pm. Defense Department -Presidential appointees -Briefings -Grumman Corporation
-36NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -Litton Industries, Inc. -The President’s instructions -Camp David -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Topical list An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:55 am. The President's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 12:42 am. Defense Department -Assistant Secretaries -Number -Cuts -Army Secretary, Navy Secretary, Air Force Secretary -Robert S. McNamara system -Dismantling -Military personnel -Commands -Reorganization -Dismissal of McNamara people -Trustworthiness -John Foster -Los Alamos Labratory -Melvin R. Laird -Deputy Secretary -Richardson’s role -Budget cuts -James R. Schlesinger -Intelligence operations -Number -Duplication -Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -Personnel -Quality -Command -Division among services
-37NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -Tactical air forces -Duplication -Marine Corps -Army -Navy -Air Force -Subsidies of higher education -Salary scales -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -California Institute of Technology -Stanford University -University of California, Berkeley -Research and Development [R&D] -Researchers’ support for defense Richardson -Political skills -Base closings -Knowledge of international affairs -National Security Council [NSC] -Work with Kissinger -Deputy Secretary of Defense’s role -Strategist NSC system -Departmental resentment -State Department -Defense Department -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] -Richardson's active interest -Kissinger’s weekly meeting with Richardson -Laird
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-38NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d)
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Defense Department -Air defense -Fighter pilots -Interception -Soviet Union -Missiles -Strategy -Expenditures Interservice rivalry -Roles and missions -R&D -Overlapping -Air defense -Intelligence -Richardson's possible role -Louis A. Johnson -James V. Forrestal -Actions of predecessors -Broker between armed services -William P. Clements -Membership -WSAG -Relations with White House -State Department -Relations with NSC -Meetings with the President -Secretary of State, Secretary of Treasury, Attorney General -Cabinet -Health Education and Welfare [HEW] -Laird -Strategic planning -R&D -Weapon systems -MIT -Subsidies
-39NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -National consensus -Force levels -Weapons capabilities -Soviet Union, Peoples Republic of China, [PRC] -Congress, public -Nixon Doctrine -Vietnam War -Peacetime defense -Richardson's role -Details -Clements -Management skills -Need for strategist -Soviet Union -Briefing -Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty [SALT] talks -Relations with Kissinger -Vietnam settlement -Support for NSC system -Roy L. Ash -Office of Management and Budget [OMB] -Richardson's career -Nelson A. Rockefeller, Ronald W. Reagan -State Department, HEW, Attorney General -Dangers -Reputation -Budget cuts -“Dove” -State Department -Balance of power -William C. Foster -The President’s philosophy Volunteer armed force -Laird -Chances for success -Role of Secretary of Defense -Pride of service -Peacetime service -Boredom
-40NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -Azores -Pilots -Airplanes -Navy -Ships -Army -Haig Command structure -Chiefs of staff -JCS chairman -Criteria for appointments -Intelligence -Toughness -Strength -Haig -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Abilities -Division commander -Tanks -Haig -Private talk with Richardson -Army -Air Force -Biases -Intelligence services -Coordination -James R. Schlesinger -Congress -Competent personnel -Haig -Promotions -Army -Navy -Air Force -Gen. John D. Ryan -Son -Vietnam War
-41NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) Military service academies -Number of graduates -Growth -Cuts -Billets Defense Budget -Congressional relations -Loss of Republicans on House Appropriations Committee -Senators on floor -Armed Service Committee -J. Strom Thurmond, John G. Tower, Peter H. Dominick, and Barry M. Goldwater -Votes -Richard S. Schweiker, William B. Safire -Margaret Chase Smith -Tower -Political skills Defense Department reorganization -Articulation of policy and strategy -Force structure -Forrestal -Unification -Opportunity -Budget competition -1930s -Force requirements -Vietnam settlement -Europe -Latin America -Middle East -The President's support -Cambodia -Need for competence -The President’s reading skills -Harvard University -Winston S. Churchill -Book recommendation -Account of World War I
-42NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -Eastern front -Compared to account of World War II -Military mind -The President’s view -Strategic thinking -Eisenhower -Politician -Gen. George S. Patton -Field Commander -Gen. Douglas MacArthur -Haig -Gen. Charles A. J. M. De Gaulle -Last war thinking -World War I -Gallipoli campaign -Royal Navy -Churchill -Tanks and maps -Artillery -World War II -Churchill -France, Great Britain -Civilian mind -The President’s meeting with Moorer -Tactical air power -December 1972 bombing -Small wars -Jets -Helicopters -Vulnerability -Army Air Corps -Clements -Compared to Air Force -Air Force -Fighter pilots -Soviet Union -Bombers -B-52s -Missiles -JCS
-43NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-17 (cont’d) -Change in attitudes -Successor NSC meeting -Spiro T. Agnew -Executive Committee -Clements -Rogers, Laird -Informal discussions -Briefings for Richardson -Moorer, Rogers -Kissinger’s past meetings -Rogers -[David] Kenneth Rush -State Department -The President's role -Public statements -Post Vietnam settlement plans -Richardson’s preparation Defense Department -Clements -Detailed work -Control of expenditures -Compared to HEW -The President's technical expertise -Waste -Personnel -Bravery -Leadership -Richardson's program -Confirmation hearings -Coordination Richardson and Kissinger left at 12:42 pm.
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Conversation No. 833-18 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 12:42 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.
Conversation No. 833-19 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 12:42 pm and 12:45 pm Location: Oval Office Stephen B. Bull met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s schedule -Meeting with Gerard C. Smith -Meeting with Yen Chia-kan -Haldeman’s recommendation The President entered at an unknown time after 12:42 pm. -Photograph session with Smith -Henry A. Kissinger
-45NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-19 (cont’d) Bull and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.
Conversation No. 833-20 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: 12:45 pm - 1:01 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Meeting with Elliot L. Richardson -The President’s subtlety -Authority Gerard C. Smith entered; Stephen B. Bull, members of the press, and the White House photographer were present for the beginning of the meeting. Photograph session -Positions -Press Relations with Soviet Union -Length of service Protocol Photograph session -Kissinger [General conversation] [Camera noise] League of Nations -Ethiopia -European colonies -Effectiveness -United Nations [UN]
-46NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-20 (cont’d) -US absence -Treaty of Versailles -Possible impact -Germany -World War II -Benito Mussolini -Adolf Hitler -Japan Smiths's future plans -Law firm -Temporary assignments -Negotiations -Robert C. Tyson -US Steel -Trade area -David Rockefeller -Commitment
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Smith's usefulness to administration -Negotiations David M. Abshire -Negotiation skills -Georgetown Center -Arleigh A. Burke -Seminars -Cooperation
-47NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-20 (cont’d) -Congress, business -Career at State Department -Respect -Congress Research council -Rockefeller -Funding -McGeorge Bundy -The President's support -Rockefeller -Abshire -Zbigniew Brzezinski -Columbia University -Executive Committee -US, Canada, Europe, Japan -Research studies -Energy Energy -White House role -Japan -Europe -Common interests -Middle East -Japanese-Iranian relationships -Natural gas -Japanese -Middle East -Eisaku Sato -Kakuei Tanaka -Masayoshi Ohira -Importance in energy Smiths's future plans -Research council -Public statement -Organization -The President's support
-48NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-20 (cont’d) The President's statement concerning Smith's service -Gerald L. Warren Smith's house on Eastern Shore -Thomas B. McCabe -Easton, Maryland Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pen -Smith’s wife -Ashtray -Cabinet Smith and Kissinger left at 1:01 pm.
Conversation No. 833-21 Date: January 4, 1973 Time: Unknown between 1:01 pm and 1:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President’s schedule -Alexander P. Butterfield -Agenda -Donald H. Rumsfeld -George P. Shultz -John D. Ehrlichman -Breakfast meeting -Seating arrangements -Spiro T. Agnew -Carl B. Albert -Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 1:06 pm.
-49NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Photograph -Agnew -Albert -Mansfield -Hugh Scott -Gerald R. Ford -George P. Shultz -House of Representatives -Protocol Bull left at an unknown time before 1:46 pm. Chinese acrobatics -The President’s attendance -Kennedy Center -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -National Committee on US-China relations -President -George S. McGovern -Charles W. Yost -Benefit -Hugh Scott -Mrs. Nixon -The President’s work -Gymnastics team -Julie Nixon Eisenhower Rose Mary Woods -Talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Mood -Ned Sullivan -Dwight L. Chapin -Departure -Herbert G. Klein -Departure -Butterfield -Bull -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -White House position -Mrs. Nixon
-50NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Bull -Lucy A. Winchester -White House social functions -Invitations Lists -Maurice H. Stans -New Majority -Celebrities -[First name unknown] Calvero [?] -Sue Torog [?] -Ned Sullivan -Possible appointment -Chief of Protocol -James J. Reynolds -Joan Reynolds -Frank Borman -Charles W. Colson -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Ceremony -Patricia Haig -East wing -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Activities during the 1972 campaign -Listening to staff members -Kissinger, Ehrlichman, George P. Shultz Bull entered at an unknown time after 1:06 pm. The President's memoranda to Haldeman -Copies -Hand delivery -Tapes -Disposition -The President’s private memoranda -Typing -Filing Bull left at an unknown time before 1:46 pm. Rose Mary Woods
-51NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Bull -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Press relations -Ronald L. Ziegler Vietnam settlement -The President's talk with Haig -Kissinger -Call to Haig -Puerto Rico -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Kissinger -John Negroponte -Leaks -Softness -Vietnamese expert -Bombing -Haig -Relations with National Security Council [NSC] staff -Winston Lord -Softness -Kissinger Haldeman's talk with Woods Deputy for Haldeman -Qualities -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -John D. Ehrlichman Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Presence -Haig -Toughness -Kissinger William P. Rogers -Agreement with North Vietnamese -October 1972 agreement -North Vietnamese announcement
-52NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Kissinger with Le Duc Tho -Photographs -Press coverage Kissinger -Press relations -Proper actions -Reception in New York -People’s Republic of China [PRC] Congressional relations -Complaints -Resolution vote -Charles H. Percy -Colson Kissinger -Public actions -Reluctance Rogers -Testimony before Congress Laird -Bombing targets -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Hospitals -Publicity -Bombing damage -Public statements Vietnam settlement -Negotiations -Relation to bombing Congressional relations -Laird -Hebert -Statement to Congress -Explanation
-53NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -December 1972 bombing -Timing -North Vietnamese reaction Rogers -Negotiations -Kissinger Rogers and Laird -Departure -Kissinger -Elliot L. Richardson, [David] Kenneth Rush -Team players December 1972 bombing -Press relations -Vietnam -Attacks on administration -Administration rationale -Negotiations breakdown -North Vietnamese -May 8, 1972 decision -Cambodia -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -1973 Inauguration Terry L. Decker -Travel plans -Loyalty -Ohio -Middle America Research subsidies to higher education -Defense Department -Richardson -Haldeman's talk with Caspar W. (“Cap”) Weinberger -James R. Schlesinger -Cuts in programs -Defense Department -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC]
-54NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] -Advisory boards -Lyndon B. Johnson -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -Weinberger's conversation with Schlesinger -Richardson -Contracts to anti-defense researchers -Shultz Anna Chennault -“Dragon Lady” -Acquaintance with Nguyen Van Thieu -Kissinger -William C. Westmoreland Chinese volumes -Gift to the President -PRC -State Department -Disposition -Nixon Library -Research visits The President's schedule -Periodic meetings -Length -Trucker of the Year -Selectivity -Camp David -Contact with outside world -Rationale -Congress, White House staff -AEC chairman -Ehrlichman, Shultz -Trucker of the Year -Photograph -1973 Inauguration Second term reorganization -Announcements
-55NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM Tape Subject Log (rev. Feb-09) Conversation No. 833-21 (cont’d) -Agriculture Department -Assistant Secretaries -Clayton K. Yeutter -Marketing and consumer services -William W. Erwin -Rural development -John A. (“Jack”) Knebel -General Counsel -Food and Drug Administration [FDA] -Political choices -Dixy Lee Ray -John Foster -Atomic Energy Commission [AEC] -Los Alamos Laboratory -Livermore Laboratory -Glenn T. Seaborg -Arms control Meeting in Executive Office Building [EOB] -Ehrlichman Weather Haldeman left at 1:46 pm.
Conversation No. 833-22 Date: January 4 or 5, 1973 Time: Unknown between 1:46 pm, January 4 and 10:11 am, January 5 Location: Oval Office Unknown Secret Service Agents met. The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] Unknown agents left at an unknown time before 10:11 am, January 5.