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Date: 
Dec 10, 1971 - Dec 22, 1971
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 308-1 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 308-2 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Tricia Nixon Cox's schedule -"Today" show appearance -Taping
Conversation No. 308-3
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Clark MacGregor -Pending legislation -Congress Bull left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 308-4 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 308-5 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
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3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Call to Clark MacGregor -Meeting
Conversation No. 308-6 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez and an unknown person.
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-Unknown person -Call to Birch E. Bayh, Jr.
Conversation No. 308-7
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:17 pm.
Conversation No. 308-8 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:35 pm and 2:17 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Tax bill Meeting with Clark MacGregor -Time The President's schedule Instructions to the staff
Conversation No. 308-9 Date: December 10, 1971 Time: 6:27 pm- 6:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Jerrold L. Schecter.
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
White House operators -Praise from the President The President's work -Desk -Michael J. Mansfield -Speeches -Final copies EOB office -The Vice President’s materials [?] -Gavels -Meetings with staff -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Henry A. Kissinger -John N. Mitchell -John D. Ehrlichman -George P. Shultz -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -The President's desk -Books -William L. Safire -Daniel P. Moynihan The President and Schecter left at 6:37 pm.
Conversation No. 308-10 Date: December 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 2:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Domestic issues Unknown events discussed
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
India-Pakistan situation -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Atrocities on television -Indian censorship Kissinger left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm.
Conversation No. 308-11 Date: December 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 2:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Unknown person departs The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm.
Conversation No. 308-12 Date: December 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 2:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:58 pm.
Conversation No. 308-13 Date: December 22, 1971 Time: 2:58 pm- 5:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with John N. Mitchell. Yeoman Charles E. Radford incident -Interrogation of admiral -Results -Robert O. Welander -R. C. (“Hugh”) Robinson -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] involvement -Documents from Henry A. Kissinger's briefcase removed -Effect of publicity on Armed Services -Camp David incident -Jack N. Anderson -Mormons -Quakers -Catholics -Communists -Priests -University of Notre Dame -Administration strategy -Timing -Kissinger -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Incident -J. Edgar Hoover -Federal Bureau of Investigations [FBI] Supreme Court
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-William H. Rehnquist -Lewis F. Powell, Jr. -Praise from the President -Potter Stewart -Potential political allegiance -“Pentagon Papers” -Operations -Hugo L. Black -William J. Brennan, Jr. -Thurgood Marshall -William O. Douglas Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:58 pm. Refreshments [?] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:27 pm. -Stewart -Rehnquist -Erwin N. Griswold Marshall -Health Douglas -Health New selections -Women -William French Smith {?] -Douglas -Geographic considerations Warren E. Burger -Rehnquist and Powell Rehnquist -Abilities Powell
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-1st Virginian to serve on the Supreme Court since the Civil War -Effect on public opinion -Article about Supreme Court -Clement F. Haynsworth, Jr. -G. Harrold Carswell -Liberals -Court -Pressure from labor -Jacob K. Javits -Unknown person from New York -New York Times -Liberal establishment -Haynsworth -Carswell -Reaction to new appointments -Haynsworth -Carswell International monetary meetings -“Group of 10” meetings -John B. Connally -Ability -Praise from the President -Bill Morgan's opinion -American Express -Need for reform -Daniel P. Moynihan -Unknown legislator from Ohio -James A. Rhodes -Support of President An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time after 2:58 pm. -[Unintelligible] -Insurance -Amount -Credit unions -Possible appointment -Experience noted by Mitchell -Clarence J. Brown, Jr. -Attorney General of Ohio
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-Lieutenant Governor
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John D. Ehrlichman, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and David R. Young, Jr. entered at 3:27 pm. General conversation Radford incident -Welander -Interrogation results -Radford's activities -Burn bags -Kissinger's People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Haig’s trip -Kissinger’s PRC trip -Information on length and type of operation -Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy -Walter W. Rostow -Haig -Procedures followed by Radford -Haig’s trip to Vietnam -Kissinger’s PRC trip -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer's involvement -Examination of files -Kissinger's knowledge -Haig's knowledge -State Department -Backchannel messages -“Camp David files”
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-Secret trips to Vietnam -Memo obtained by Radford -Moorer -Young's investigation -Welander's knowledge -Robinson's role -Radford's role in incident -Radford -Radford's methods -Directions from Welander -Troop levels and withdrawals -Haig -Kissinger -Robinson -Radford's ability -Welander's attitude -Effect on career -Radford -Evidence gathered by Justice Department -Welander memo about leaks about troop movements to Haig -Breakdown of Radford’s activities -Memo's appearance in Anderson’s column -Djakarta -Philippines -Singapore -Denial of Anderson’s story -Haig -Kissinger -Welander -Haig -Welander and Radford -Anderson Radford -Interrogation -Methods -Communication with Moorer -Situation with Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW] and the Department of Justice [DOJ] -Moorer's knowledge of Kissinger's activity -Background and talking papers
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-President’s confidence in Moorer -Effect of publicity on Armed Services -Camp David -Negative outlook -Young’s statement -Relationship between Kissinger and JCS
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-India-Pakistan -Radford's access to information -Jordanian letter -Radford's access to information -Anderson's activities -Timing -Surveillance -Relationship with Radford -Daniel Ellsberg -"High morality" -Concern from Kissinger and the President -Radford's role -India-Pakistan -Alger Hiss -Role described -Intelligence gathering -Leaks
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
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-Motive -Sympathy for India -Family -Number of children -Ellsberg -Transmittal of information to Anderson -Theories discussed -Interrogation -Sequence of events -Timing -Kissinger -Reaction to Anderson columns -State Department reports -National security -Haig -Kissinger -Knowledge of incident discussed -Notes taken at meetings -Welander -Talk with Kissinger about Radford -Laird's reaction -J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr. -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] involvement -Buzhardt -Robert C. Mardian -Buzhardt -Welander -Robinson -Location
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-President's wishes -[Forename unknown] Ginsberg -President's wishes -Interrogation -President’s concern -Robinson -Knowledge of incident -Radford -Robinson -Radford -Relationship with Anderson -Hospitality -Welander -Tenure -Robinson -Young’s call to Robinson -Knowledge of Radford's contact with Anderson -Importance of Robinson information -Previous Yeoman's whereabouts -Speculation -Robinson's tenure -Joint Chiefs' liaison office -President's wishes -Possible strategy -Effect on Moorer -Welander -Reaction -Moorer -Strategy -Kissinger -Haig -Moorer -Laird -Closing of office -Haig -David M. Kennedy [?] -Security offices -Candidate -[Forename unknown] Siker [?] -Young's role -FBI
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-J. Edgar Hoover -Attitude toward administration -[Unintelligible] -John L. Campbell [?] -Ellsberg and Hiss case -JCS liaison operation -President's wishes -Briefcase -Conversations with Kissinger -Moorer -Importance of security -National Security Council [NSC] -Navy -Staff size -Military involvement -Kissinger's staff -Haig -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Jonathan T. Howe -Young -Kissinger NSC Kissinger's staff operations -President's reaction -Environment -Welfare -Daniel P. Moynihan memorandum -Taxes -Walter J. Hickel -[Forename unknown] Coleman -Moynihan -Legislative strategy President's interview with New York Times -Nature of publicity -Blacks and whites -Liberals Kissinger's staff -Military influence
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-State Department influence Laurence E. Lynn [?] -Relationship with Haig -Joseph C. Kraft -Kissinger JCS -Moorer -Navy liaison -Gen. William C. Westmoreland -Relationship with JCS chairman -President's reaction -Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. Moorer Zumwalt Kissinger staff -Haig -Praise form the President -Military background -Problems -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Problems -Clark MacGregor -John A. Scali -Kissinger attitude -State Department NSC Kissinger staff -Military personnel -Difficulty finding loyal staff to the Administration President's role as Commander-in-Chief -Importance -Historical significance -Indira Gandhi and Indian military
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-Comparisons -British viewpoint -Sir Alexander F. Douglas-Home Welander -Interrogation Mitchell's military career -Rank -Location served Welander Memorandum about Radford incident -President’s instructions for Mitchell Hiss hearing -The President’s recollection of the events House un-American Activities Committee [HUAC] -John E. Rankin -Parnell Thomas -Karl E. Mundt -Robert Stripling Hiss hearing -Mundt -Whitaker Chambers -Stripling -“Hollywood 10” -Gerhardt Eisler -Ability Welander -Tape of interrogation [Forename unknown] Ginsberg Welander -Interrogation -Attitude
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-India -Role as "double agent" -Anderson articles -Tape of interrogation Mitchell strategy -Moorer Robinson -Prior intelligence gathering Security -Briefcases -Air Force One -Camp David -Burn bag -Need for change -Suggestions -Kissinger -Haig -Security officer -Candidate -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] -The Eisenhower Years -Walters’ involvement -Role in Paris talks Young -Educational background -Wheaton College -President’s speech -Timing -Cornell University -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Oxford University -Queens College -Admittance to bar in Common Market Countries -Cost -Robert D. Novak [?]
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
-John J. McCloy Frederick M. Eaton -Offer of Ambassadorship -Mitchell’s opinion -Sherman Sterling [?] -Secretary of State -Potential candidate -Japan -Mitchell's view -Ambassadorship -Japan -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Anecdote
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 308-13 (cont.)
Corporate law Supreme Court Radford incident -Strategy -Robinson -Whereabouts Ehrlichman and Young left at 4:40 pm. Security -FBI -Need for trust -Mitchell's opinion -Camp David -President's briefcase -Air Force One -President's briefcase -Cleaning staff
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Mitchell and Haldeman left at 5:00 pm.