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Date: 
Nov 10, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 299-1 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:20 pm and 1:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:31 pm.
Conversation No. 299-2 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:20 pm and 1:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-9]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 299-3 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 1:31 pm - 1:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Arthur F. Burns. [See Conversation No. 14-10]
Conversation No. 299-4 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:33 pm and 2:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person.
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The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:27 pm.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 299-5 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:33 pm and 2:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-11]
Conversation No. 299-6 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 2:27 pm - 2:28 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 14-12]
Conversation No. 299-7 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:28 pm and 2:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Phone calls -Henry A. Kissinger -Schedule -Trip to West Germany -Charles W. Colson -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-7 (cont.)
-H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -The President’s trip to Chicago -Carl T. Curtis -Richard Wilson -Kissinger -Call Bull left at an unknown time before 2:34 pm.
Conversation No. 299-8 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:28 pm and 2:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-13]
Conversation No. 299-9 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 2:34 pm - 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 14-14; three items have been withdrawn from the conversation]
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Conversation No. 299-10 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:45 pm and 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Melvin R. Laird -Henry A. Kissinger -The President’s forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Laird
Conversation No. 299-11 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:45 pm and 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-15]
Conversation No. 299-12 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:45 pm and 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Henry A. Kissinger?] Schedule
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 299-13 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 2:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 14-16]
Conversation No. 299-14 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 2:51 pm - 2:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Barry M. Goldwater. [See Conversation No. 14-17]
Conversation No. 299-15 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:51 pm and 3:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. The President's speeches, November 9, 1971 -Foreign aid -Television coverage -Amchitka test -Effect on environment -Cartoon in the Washington Star
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)
Kissinger's meeting with Henry A. Grunwald, November 9, 1971 -Time -The President -Schedule -Possible interview Melvin R. Laird -Forthcoming meeting with the President and Kissinger -Forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement -Associated Press [AP] news story from Saigon -Ground combat -Announcement -Casualties Vietnam -Troop withdrawal announcement -Withdrawal rate -Timing -Projections -Residual forces -Laird, William P. Rogers and Congress -Number -Timing -Residual forces -Kissinger's negotiations -Nguyen Van Thieu -Kissinger's dinner with Newsweek editors, November 9, 1971 -Troop withdrawal rate -Louis P. Harris poll -Public support for Administration policies -Congress -Troop withdrawal announcement -Gerald R. Ford -Laird -Troop withdrawal rate -Number -Thieu -Timing -Laird and Clark MacGregor -Kissinger's dinner with Newsweek editors -MacGregor
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)
-Alleged statement -The President's previous meeting with MacGregor and Ford -Laird The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 2:54 pm and 3:09 pm. [Conversation No. 299-15A] [See Conversation No. 14-18] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Troop withdrawal announcement -Withdrawal rate -Timing -Politics -Democratic national convention -Kissinger's negotiations with North Vietnam -Residual force -Possible agreement -Prisoners of war [POWs] -POWs -Withdrawal rate -Contingent factors -Possible effect on Administration critics -Laird -Briefings -Laird, Ford and Rogers -South Vietnam -Thieu -Possible announcement of January 1972 Kissinger's meeting with Newsweek editors The President's speeches, November 9, 1971 -Forthcoming trips to People's Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -“Generation of peace” -Negotiations
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)
-International differences Kissinger's schedule -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Dinner The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Alexander M Haig, Jr. -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman Pakistan Ambassador [Agha Hilaly] -The President's possible conversation with Rogers -Meeting with Haig -India -Arms shipment cutoff Kissinger's meeting with Newsweek editors -Indira Gandhi interview The President talked with Richard J. Daley between 3:09 pm and 3:10 pm. [Conversation No. 299-15B] [See Conversation No. 14-19] [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger's schedule -Cable Vietnam -Troop withdrawals -Timing -Charles W. Colson's possible actions -Possible effect on negotiations -Residual force -Negotiations with North Vietnam -Press -Number and timing
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)
Kissinger's schedule -Telegram Kissinger left at an unknown time before 3:16 pm.
Conversation No. 299-16 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:10 pm and 3:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Melvin R. Laird's schedule
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Conversation No. 299-17 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: 3:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator.
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[See Conversation No. 14-20]
Conversation No. 299-18 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:16 pm and 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Melvin R. Laird -Press photograph -William P. Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger, Alexander M. Haig, Jr. and Haldeman Bull and Haldeman left at an unknown time before 3:25 pm.
Conversation No. 299-19 Date: November 10, 1971 Time: Unknown after 3:16 pm until 4:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Melvin R. Laird. Laird's trip to South Vietnam The President's speeches, November 9, 1971 -Chicago -Timing -Fund-raising The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 3:16 pm and 3:25 pm.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
[Conversation No. 299-19A] [See Conversation No. 14-21] [End of telephone conversation] Laird’s trip to South Vietnam Europe -Laird's memorandum -Henry A. Kissinger Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's schedule -Southeast Asia -Cambodia, Thailand -Laos -Japan -Family [Unintelligible] Vietnam -Military situation -Nguyen Van Thieu's election -Election -Government -Ministers -Age -View of election -Elections -Compared with elections in communist countries -Voter turnout -Ballots -Military situation -Military Region [MR] One -MR Four -Delta region -MR Two and Three -South Korea [?] troops -Thieu's plans
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Troop replacement -US defense budget -Clark M. Clifford -Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor Henry A. Kissinger entered at 3:25 pm. -US financial support for Korean army -Taylor -Clifford -Thieu's plans -US financial support for Korean army -US financial support for South Vietnam -Congress -Report -Korean casualties -South Vietnamese plans -South Vietnamese casualties -Reasons -Thieu's plans -US financial support for Korean army -Laird's conversation with Creighton W. Abrams -US financial support for South Vietnam -US financial support for Korean army -Abrams -Theiu -Military organization -MR One -MR Two -Korean divisions -Prospects -Abrams's view -Joint general staff -Gen. Duong Van Minh's and others’ view -Koreans -Infiltration -Laird’s report -Interdiction by South Vietnamese -South Vietnamese operation in Cambodia -North Vietnamese casualties -Laird's visits to bases
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Maintenance by South Vietnamese mechanics -Airplanes, tanks, trucks -Laird’s January 1971 trip -Helicopters -Helicopters An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:25 pm. The unknown person left at an unknown before 4:20 pm. -Vietnamization -Thieu -Competence -Election -Mandate -Cabinet -Meeting with Laird -Other South Vietnamese officials -Nguyen Cao Ky -Treatment by Thieu -Role in South Vietnamese Government -South Vietnamese Vice President, Tran Van Huong -South Vietnamese Prime Minister, Tran Thiem Khiem -Minh -Joseph C. Kraft's article -Joseph W. Alsop's conversation with Ellsworth F. Bunker -Vietnamization program -Pacification program -Frederick C. Weyand -George Jacobson Samuel D. Berger -Possible position with Government -Ambassadorship to Ceylon [Sri Lanka] -Possible replacement, Charles Whitehouse -Possible position with Government -Ceylon -University of Washington -National War College Ceylon
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Prime Minister [Mrs. Sirimauo R.D. Bandaranaike] Vietnam -[Khiem] -Military situation -Equipment -John B. Connally's view -The President's conversation with Imelda Marcos -Lt. Gen. T. N. J. Suharto -US military aid -State Department -Connally -Forthcoming study -Connally -Suharto Foreign aid program -Laird's conversation with Gerald R. Ford -Continuing resolution Vietnam -Military situation -Equipment -Usage -Example of Manila in 1950s -General purpose vehicles [Jeeps] -Priorities -South Vietnam -Cambodia -South Korea -Indonesia -Philippines -Marcos's conversation with Laird -Analysis by US Ambassador Henry A. Byroade -Connally -Indonesia -Suharto -Marshall Green's views -Suharto -Sukarno -Gen. William C. Westmoreland’s forthcoming trip
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Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-The President’s schedule Vietnam -Economic situation -Recent Senate vote on foreign aid -Inflation -Compared to Korea -1953 -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Foreign aid legislation in Congress -Continuing resolution -Senate -Amendments -John C. Stennis -Laird's forthcoming conversation with Charles H. Percy -Troop withdrawals -Economic compared to military assistance -Humanitarian aid -Africa -Importance -Cambodia and Laos -Moorer's report -Forthcoming National Security Council [NSC] meeting Forthcoming NSC meeting -Laird -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Moorer -Connally -Cabinet meeting -Yen revaluation Vietnam -US military assistance program -Size of South Vietnamese army -Laird’s conversation with Thieu [?] -Military situation -Tanks -USSR -Terrain -Ashau Valley
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Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Heavy artillery -Engineering equipment -Logistics program -Thieu's plans -Plans of Communists -Possible US response -Naval and air power -Air Force of South Vietnam -Thieu -Recent election -Possible political actions The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?] at an unknown time between 3:25 pm and 4:20 pm. [Conversation No. 299-19B] The President's schedule -Rogers and Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Stephen B. Bull [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Military situation -US troop withdrawal -Laird’s report -Abrams's plan -Cable to Laird -Kissinger's negotiations with North Vietnam -Possible announcements -Timing -Laird’s proposal -1972 election -Rate -Abrams’s plan -Laird’s report -Timing -Possible effect on Kissinger's negotiations with North Vietnam -Thieu's view -Bunker's wire
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Conversations with Laird and Haig -1972 election -US air power -Air sorties -1972 election time -Weather -Negotiations -Abrams's plan -Troops -Leak of activities -Drug problem -Possible preventative measures -Europe -Announcement -Rate -Abrams’s plan -Negotiations -Rate -Military's view -Announcement -Ronald L. Ziegler -The President -Rate -Announcement -Timing -November 1971 -1972 -The President’s State of the Union address -Report Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:25 pm. The President's schedule -Rogers and Haig -Haldeman Bull left at an unknown time before 4:20 pm. Vietnam -Military situation -US troop withdrawal
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Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
-Announcement -Timing -Announcement -Possible leaks -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid’s view -Vietnamization -Laos and Cambodia incursions David Packard
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Curtis W. Tarr -Background -Lawrence University -Selective Service System -Possible role with administration -Undersecretary of Air Force Packard Robert C. Seamans, Jr. -Administrative skills -Apollo program -Possible role with administration The President's schedule -Rogers Seamans
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 299-19 (cont.)
Tarr Laird’s schedule The President, Laird and Kissinger left at 4:20 pm.