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Date: 
May 17, 1972
Location: 
Camp David
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 189-1 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 9:14 am - 9:33 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson; the recording began at an unknown time while the telephone call was in progress.
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Foreign policy -Senate role -Henry A. Kissinger -Actions -An unidentified person's vote -Michael J. Mansfield[?] -Senate vote President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Preparations -Reading material -Expectations -Planning Mansfield -The President’s view -Position -Senate -Filibuster
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-1 (cont.)
President's nominees -Delays in Congress -Political issue -Order of confirmation -Senate -The President’s view
Conversation No. 189-2 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:33 am and 9:34 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. Request for a call to John B. Connally
Conversation No. 189-3 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 9:34 am - 9:41 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with John B. Connally. Greetings Connally's note -President's thanks -Sequoia Connally's health
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3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-3 (cont.)
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Conversation No. 189-4 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:41 am and 9:44 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. Return calls to Dr. William M. Lukash, Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 189-5
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 9:44 am - 9:46 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Dr. William M. Lukash.. George C. Wallace -Prognosis -Call from President -White House operator
Conversation No. 189-6 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 9:48 am - 9:51 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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Conversation No. 189-7 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:51 am and 9:52 am
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No.189-8 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 9:52 am - 10:06 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. Greetings The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Preparations -Reading material -The President’s view -Andrei A. Gromyko and Leonid I. Brezhnev -Communications -The channel -William P. Rogers -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Message -Brezhnev -Rogers -Kissinger's preparations Vietnam -Decision to mine and blockade -The President’s view -Public support -South Vietnamese morale -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -North Vietnamese offensive -Kontum
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-8 (cont.)
-Air Strikes -Sorties -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Number -Weather in North Vietnam -A bridge -Priorities -Number of sorties -Michael J. Mansfield -Position -Amendment -The President’s view Soviet Summit -Salzburg stopover -Plenary sessions -President's participation -The President’s view -Negotiations -Conditions -Agreements -News release -Limitations Kissinger's schedule -Dinner with Stewart J.O. Alsop -Camp David -Dogwood Lodge -Breakfast -Meeting Vietnam -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] estimates in 1968 -Importance -Soviet Summit -Congress -Bills to end the war -Media coverage -Soviets The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-8 (cont.)
-President's television speech to Soviet people -Length -Toasts -Length -Speechwriters -Length -Method of delivery -Translations -Brezhnev -Method of delivery -Dobrynin -Length -Translation
Conversation No. 189-9 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:06 and 10:15 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President met with Beverly J. Kaye. Camp David -Kaye's visit -Cabin -Maple -Arrival -Time -Transportation -Huey helicopter -Pentagon Recording -Memorandum to H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Delivery Briefing books
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-9 (cont.)
-Underlinings -Typing instructions -Purpose -Notations -Typing instructions Kaye's schedule -Typing -Walks -Swimming Kaye left at an unknown time before 10:15 am.
Conversation No. 189-10 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 10:15 am - 10:32 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Preparations -Briefing books -Henry A. Kissinger -Instructions for speechwriters -Toasts -Length -Notes -A speech -Draft -Kissinger's review -President's review -President's meeting with Kissinger -Speeches -Drafts -Haldeman's review -Kissinger's work
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-10 (cont.)
-John K. Andrews, Jr. -Duties -Ronald L. Ziegler -Duties -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -The President’s view -William L. Safire -The President’s view -Price and Safire -Toasts and other speeches -Method of delivery -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Translation -Length -Substance -Notes -Television coverage -Length -Television coverage -Length -Notes Calls to Dr. William Lukash, John B. Connally, Charles W. Colson and Henry A. Kissinger
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Wallace -Injury -Paralysis -Lukash's diagnosis
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-10 (cont.)
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Connally -Resignation announcement -Speculation Michael J. Mansfield -Colson's report -Dealings with administration -The President’s view -Trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC] Vietnam -Robert C. Byrd Amendment -Vote timetable -Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church Amendment -Cease fire -Case-Church Amendment -Robert A. Taft, Jr. and Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. -Votes -Senate role in war -Kissinger -Charles H. Percy -Taft Soviet Summit -Plans President's previous walk to Treasury Department
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-10 (cont.)
-Press coverage -Importance -Wallace Vietnam War -Critics -Soviet Summit Soviet Summit -Logistics -Arrangements -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. -Role -A speech -Andrews -Work in the Soviet Union -Secretaries -Beverly J. Kaye -Marjorie P. Acker -Typing work -PRC trip -Price and Safire -Typing ability -Rose Mary Woods -Work on speeches -Work on trip Connally -Telephone calls -Purpose -Ehrlichman
Conversation No. 189-11 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:32 and 10:33 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-10 (cont.)
The President talked with the Camp David operator. Telephone call
Conversation No. 189-12 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 10:33 am - 10:43 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Harry S. Dent. Connecticut -Trip -Support for Vietnam action An unknown man -The President’s view Vietnam -Vote in Congress -Republican vote -Soviet summit
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George C. Wallace
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-12 (cont.)
-The President’s view -Dr. William M. Lukash's report -Possible call by President -President's call to Cornelia Wallace -Possible visit by President -Hubert H. Humphrey visit -The President’s view -Telephone call -Day and time -Arrangements -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Day -Press coverage
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Vietnam -Blockade -Henry A. Kissinger -President's decision -The President’s view -John B. Connally -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Necessity -Alternative -South Vietnam and US troop morale -Future of war -The President’s view
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 189-13 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 10:43 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. Request for a call to Henry A. Kissinger
Conversation No. 189-14 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 10:52 am - 11:09 am Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Speech -Raymond K. Price, Jr.’s draft -References to Vietnam -References to liberty and freedom -World War II alliance -Suffering in war -American goals -World peace -Great power influence -President’s respect for the Russian people -Anecdotal material -Speechwriters -Russian people -President’s 1959 speech -Samarkand in 1967 -President’s meeting with war casualty -Price’s draft -Substance
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-References to agreements -Arms control -Trade -Importance of President's trip -Great power responsibilities -Peace -Peoples Republic of China [PRC] -Price -Possible cancellation [?] -Talks -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Preparation -Topics -Briefing books -Helmut Sonnenfeldt and Winston Lord -The President’s view -Meetings -Talking points -Lord and Sonnenfeldt -President’s abilities -Dobrynin -Meeting with William P. Rogers -Meeting with Kissinger -Rogers and Andrei A. Gromyko -Middle East -European security -Statement of principles -Handling -Rogers -Call from Kissinger -President’s preparation -Rogers -Itinerary -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Poland -Iran -President’s schedule -Leningrad -Kiev -President’s party -Itinerary
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-14 (cont.)
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Relations with Gromyko -Comparison with President and Rogers -Dobrynin's understanding -Gromyko -The President’s view -Stature -Cabinet officers -Future foreign travel with President -The President’s view -Haldeman -Plenary sessions -Number -Rogers -Rogers -Possible meeting with Brezhnev -Haldeman -The President’s view -Purpose -Meetings -Gromyko -Rogers -Brezhnev -President -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Kosygin's role -Meeting with Rogers -Meeting with opposite numbers -Dobrynin -Rogers -Gromyko -President -Brezhnev -Kosygin -Gromyko -Rogers -Presence at a meeting -Soviet plans
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-14 (cont.)
Conversation No. 189-15 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:09 am and 2:26 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President dictated a portion of a memorandum to an unknown person.
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SOVIET UNION
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Conversation No. 189-16 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:09 am and 2:26 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 131-5]
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 189-15 (cont.)
Conversation No. 189-17 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 2:26 pm - 2:35 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 131-6; two items have been withdrawn from this conversation.]
Conversation No. 189-18 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:35 pm and 2:36 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 131-7]
Conversation No. 189-19 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 2:36 pm - 2:40 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Dr. Walter R. Tkach.. [See Conversation No. 131-8]
Conversation No. 189-20 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:40 pm and 2:42 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 131-9]
Conversation No. 189-21 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 2:42 pm - 2:44 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 131-10; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation.]
Conversation No. 189-22 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:44 pm and 2:46 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 131-11]
Conversation No. 189-23 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 2:46 pm - 3:01 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with Charles W. Colson.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[See Conversation No. 131-12; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation.]
Conversation No. 189-24 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:01 pm and 3:02 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with the Camp David operator. [See Conversation No. 131-41]
Conversation No. 189-25 Date: May 17, 1972 Time: 3:02 pm - 3:16 pm Location: Camp David Hard Wire The President talked with John N. Mitchell. [See Conversation No. 131-13; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation.]