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Date: 
Mar 24, 1972 - Apr 03, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 328-1 Date: March 24, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:23 pm and 2:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez [?].
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Conversation No. 328-2 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:11 am until 12:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] The President’s schedule -Possible press conference -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Before Soviet trip -Tempo of activities -Preparation for trip -Amount of time -The President’s possible trip to Philadelphia
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-2 (cont.)
-Sons of Italy meeting -The President’s forthcoming trip to Canada -Possible speech -American ethnics -Chicago -Cleveland Leslie C. Arends -The President’s view -Leaders meeting -Republicans -Norris Cotton -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr. -John J. Sparkman -Chou En-lai -Cotton -Health The President’s schedule -Possible satellite press conference -Press coverage -Topics -Foreign policy -People’s Republic of China [PRC -Translation -Timing -Forthcoming Soviet trip -Preparation -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] Haldeman left at 12:04 pm.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 328-3 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:04 pm and 12:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Haig’s schedule -Possible meeting with the President -Executive Office Building {EOB]
Conversation No. 328-4 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: 12:06 pm - 12:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Greeting Possible message to Edward R.G. Heath -Northern Ireland -The President’s view -US Senators -Administration -State Department -White House William Warnack -Contact with the Administration US foreign policy -Africa -Rhodesia -Haig’s view -Health
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
-Sanctions -British proposals -The President’s view -Heath -Future -Haig’s view -Black Americans -Protests -Wage demands -Teachers -Marshall Green’s previous trip to Asia -Henry A. Kissinger -Kissinger’s work -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Forthcoming Soviet summit -Cooperation with the State Department -Leonid i. Brezhnev -William P. Rogers -Substance -Green’s performance -Haig’s view -US aid -Taiwan, Republic of China -PRC trip -Quality of work Kissinger -Conflicts with Rogers -Depth of conflict -Democrats strategy -Kissinger’s lack of responsibility to Congress -Rogers’s role as a spokesman -Forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Forthcoming trip to Europe -Iceland
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Possible stopovers -Iceland -Iran -Poland -Haig’s view
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POLAND
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-Possible visit by Rogers -Possible visit by Spiro T. Agnew -Polish-Americans -Agnew’s work -The President’s view
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Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
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SOVIET UNION
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Germany -International agreements -Haig’s view -Economics -Politics -Egon Bahr -Berlin agreement -Haig’s view -Willy Brandt -Economics -Rogers’s and Agnew’s trips -The President’s trip -Stopover -Nonofficial stops -Cyprus -Greece -Ireland -John W. Mulcahy -Azores -North Africa -Morocco -Azores -Ireland
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
Cuba -Unknown Cuban
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CUBA
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Middle East -The President’s forthcoming memorandum -Kissinger’s view -Israel -Cease fire -US policy -Soviets military presence -Eastern Mediterranean -Middle East -US presence -Possible withdrawal -Israeli territorial concessions -Kissinger’s view -1970 election -The President’s previous conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -The President’s view -State Department -Willingness of Soviets to deal with the US -Outcome of 1972 election -Jewish vote -Jewish media
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
-Kissinger -New York Times -Washington Post -Television networks -Votes for the President -Non-Israel oriented foreign policy -Opposition to the Soviet Union -Joseph J. Sisco’s view -Soviet presence -US presence -Arab nations -United Arab Republic [UAR] -Algeria -Libya -Israel -Syria -Iraq -US problems -Israel -Haig’s view -1972 election -Democratic victory -US policy -Republican victory -Soviet interest in negotiation -Major issues at the Soviet summit -Israel -Timing of the US action -1972 election -Impact on soviets -Soviet intentions -Max M. Fisher’s views -Policy -Haig’s view -Kissinger -State Department -Sisco -Soviet intentions -Seriousness -Israel -Haig’s view
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
-Policy -Concern for the PRC -Desire for settlement with the US -US interests -Relationship with Israel
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ISRAEL
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-1972 election -Kissinger -Soviets -Influence in the Mediterranean -US strengths and weaknesses -Golda Meir Morocco -Unknown man’s vacation Public officials foreign policy -Ambassadors -Drinking on airplanes -Congressmen -Wayne L. Hays -Rogers -Arthur K. Watson -Public conduct -The President’s view
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
-J. William Fulbright Arms control -The President’s previous meeting with the General Advisory Committee on Arms Control and Disarmament -Test ban treaty -J[ack] P[hilip] Tuina -Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] -American establishment -Lauris Norstad -William W. Scranton -John J. McCloy -Gerard C. Smith -Submarine-launched Ballistic Missiles [SLBMs] -Communiqué -Department of Defense -Congressional support -Navy -Melvin R. Laird -Support -Congress -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer’s concern -State department -Rogers -Laird -Smith -Negotiations with the soviets -The President’s view -The President’s previous trip to the PRC -Changes in negotiations -Donald McI. Kendall’s view -Soviet Union -PRC -Soviet leadership -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Détente -Berlin agreement -PRC Soviet Union
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-4 (cont.)
-Impact of the PRC trip -Chinese motives -Benefits for the US -Relations with the PRC Kissinger’s vacation -Acapulco -Climate -Necessity Handling of US foreign policy -Northern Ireland -State Department Kissinger -Travel Haig left at 12:55 pm.
Conversation No. 328-5 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: 12:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 22-30]
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 328-6 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:59 pm and 1:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:05 pm.
Conversation No. 328-7 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: 1:05 pm - 1:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-31] The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 22-31]
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 328-8 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 2:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Something to be delivered Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:15 pm.
Conversation No. 328-9 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 2:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum. Alaska Pipeline -The President’s review -Canada -Environmental problems -A compromise -The President’s decision -Value of pipeline -1972 election -International impact -Value -Jobs in Alaska -Price of West Coast oil -California -International Issues -Canada -Peter M. Flanigan -Michael Gravel
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-9 (cont.)
Conversation No. 328-10 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 2:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. An unknown man’s location -Return call
Conversation No. 328-11 Date: March 27, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 2:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building An unknown woman met with an unknown man.
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The unknown woman and man left at an unknown time before 2:15 pm.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-11 (cont.)
Conversation No. 328-12 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]
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Signing documents Instruction Forthcoming Organization of American States [OAS] dinner -Entertainment -Possible presentation of Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jose A. Mora [?] -Format -The President’s statement -Guests -Number -Time Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:07 pm.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-12 (cont.)
Conversation No. 328-13 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a letter to Luis Alvarez Echeverria. The President’s appreciation -Henry A. Kissinger’s trip to Mexico -Kissinger’s talk with the Foreign Minister of Mexico -Kissinger’s talk with Echeverria US-Mexican relations -Bilateral relations -Echeverria’s forthcoming trip to the US -Invitation to Camp David The President dictated a letter to Gen. William C. Westmoreland [?]. Entertainment -The President’s appreciation
Conversation No. 328-14 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Recording machine -Problems with operation The President dictated a letter to Luis Alvarez Echeverria. The President’s appreciation -Courtesy to Henry A. Kissinger in Acapulco -Kissinger’s work -Amount
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hospitality of Mexicans Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:07 pm. Latin America Echeverria’s forthcoming visit to US -Invitation -Camp David -Reception -Time of year -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon The President dictated a letter to Gen. William C. Westmoreland. Army chorus -Performance at a dinner -The President’s attendance -Singing -Stout-Hearted men -Impact on audience -The President’s appreciation to “The Singing Sergeants” The President dictated a letter to Norman Vincent Peale. The President’s previous conversation with H. E. Ahmad Toukan -Former Prime Minister of Jordan -Knowledge of Huseein ebn-Talal’s [Hussein, King of Jordan] family -Huseein’s early hardships -Assassination of grandfather -Father’s health -Hussein’s achievements -Toukan’s view -Hussein’s good temper -Hussein’s mother Motherhood -The President’s view The President’s conversation with Ahmad Toukan
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 328-14 (cont.) The President replayed part of the dictation. The President continued dictating. Mother’s Day sermon The President’ dictated a memorandum to Kissinger. Robert Amory,Jr. -Attendance at previous dinner for Hussein -Former assistant to Allen W. Dulles -Previous conversation with the President -Incident in 1954-44 -Joseph McCarthy’s investigation of Dulles -White House staff -The President’s defense of Dulles -Amory’s view -George Ball -1968 attack on the President -Amory’s letter to the New York Times -Editing of letter -Eastern Establishment -Possible appointment to a board
Conversation No. 328-15 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Schedule
Conversation No. 328-16
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07) Conv. No. 328-14 (cont.)
Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President’s schedule Tape -Transcription Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:07 pm.
Conversation No. 328-17 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator [See Conversation No. 22-43]
Conversation No. 328-18 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:57 pm and 3:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Weather Task
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:07 pm.
Conversation No. 328-19 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: 3:07 pm - 3:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Clark MacGregor. Manolo Sanchez left at an unknown time between 3:07 pm and 3:15 pm. [See Conversation No. 22-44]
Conversation No. 328-20 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:15 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Haldeman’s meeting Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 328-21 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:15 pm and 3:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. A dinner
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Deputy Secretary of Defense -Robert [surname unintelligible]
Conversation No. 328-22 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: 3:50 pm - 3:51 pm Location: Executive Office Building Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 22-45; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 328-23 Date: March 29, 1972 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:48 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -John N. Mitchell -Robert C. Mardian -Wallace Johnson -ITT lawyer -An affidavit -Edwin Reinecke -Indictment of Mitchell -Johnson -A lawyer’s testimony -James O. Eastland -Call to Mardian -Hearings -Richard G. Kleindienst confirmation -Termination of hearings -Witnesses
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-ITT lawyer -Harold S. Geneen -Current strategy -Kleindienst confirmation -Postponement -Problems -Eastland’s weaknesses -Hugh Scott -Clark MacGregor’s analysis -Scott, Charles McC Mathias, Jr. -Roman L. Hruska and Edward J. Gurney -Birch E. Bayh, Jr. -Marlow W. Cook -Charles W. Colson’s view -Kleindienst -Peter M. Flanigan -Options -Floor vote to recommit -Committee vote -Kleindienst -Withdrawal of nomination -Statement -Timing -Colson’s strategy -John V. Tunney, Edward M. Kennedy -Press -Life magazine charges -Herbert G. Klein -Severance of issue -Problems -Goals of strategy -Hearings -Mitchell -Eastland -ITT lawyer -Testimony -Reinecke -Affidavit -Amount -Dita D. Beard -Kennedy
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-23 (cont.)
-Harold S. Geneen -Testimony -Flanigan -Role in case -Testimony -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr.’s committee -Ervin’s aims -Executive privilege -Meeting -Arrangements -Letter to Hruska -Explanation -Ervin’s rejection -MacGregor’s negotiations -Ervin -Executive privilege -Investigation -Political motives -Colson and MacGregor -Eastland -Relationship with Mitchell -Mitchell and Mardian -Concern over Kleindienst -Hearings -Mitchell’s views -Problems -Mitchell’s role -Call to Mathias -Scott -Severance of issue -Problems -Gurney’s views -Termination -Executive session -Geneen -Eastland -Kleindienst -Failure of confirmation -Political implications -John B. Connally’s views -Withdrawal of nomination
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-23 (cont.)
-Problems -Colson’s view -Handling -Committee hearings -Kleindienst’s statement -Filibuster -Circumstances -Likelihood -Votes to confirm -Hearings -Termination -Michael J. Mansfield -Reopening -Filibuster -Democratic strategy -Eastland -Mansfield -Removal from political campaign -Handling -Colson’s view -Need to act -Timing -Strategy -Timing -Hearings -Reopening -Mitchell -Handling of confirmation -Dealings with the White House -Bryce N. Harlow -John D. Ehrlichman -MacGregor -Meeting with President -Discussion -Haldeman -Withdrawal of nomination -Colson’s view -Meeting -MacGregor -Ehrlichman -Colson
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-23 (cont.)
-Call to Kleindienst -Meeting with the President and Haldeman -Place Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:00 pm and 4:48 pm. [Conversation No. 328-23A] [See Conversation No. 22-46] [End of telephone conversation] ITT case -Hearings -Kleindienst [Haldeman talked with Kleindienst at an unknown time between 4:00 pm and 4:48 pm] [Conversation No. 328-23B] [See Conversation No. 22-46] [End of telephone conversation] Forthcoming meeting with Kleindienst -Entrance -Walk to the White House -Haldeman’s call -Kleindiensts’s reaction The President and Haldeman left at 4:48 pm.
Conversation No. 328-24 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:49 am and 12:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-23 (cont.)
The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:55 pm.
Conversation No. 328-25 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: 12:55 pm - 1:28 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. A meeting -Arrangements Vietnam -Air strikes -Time -Weather -March 8, 1972 strikes -The President’s recollections -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] sites -Strikes
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
-Kissinger’s view -Authority for military strikes -Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Kissinger’s opposition -Kissinger’s forthcoming call to Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:55 pm and 1:28 pm. [Conversation No. 328-25A] Requested a call to Haig [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger talked with Haig at an unknown time between 12:55 pm and 1:28 pm. [Conversation No. 328-25B]
Kissinger’s schedule Vietnam -Air strikes -Authority -March 8, 1972 request from the Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Air strikes -SAM sites -Authorization -Denial of requests -North Vietnam build up -Reports -Number of sorties -Limitation -Adm. Thomas h. Moorer’s report on the Air Force -Sorties -Number -The President’s interest
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
-Kissinger’s view -Compared to Laos operation -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Proposals -[David] Kenneth Rush -Gen. Robert E. Pursley -Kissinger’s view -Melvin R. Laird -Soviets -Kissinger’s forthcoming conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’ forthcoming message to the Chinese -Kissinger’s view -Berlin Agreement -Situation in Vietnam -Soviet military equipment -US air strike -Leonid I. Brezhnev’s letter -Pressure on the North Vietnamese -Soviet Union -PRC -Brezhnev’s possible meeting with William P. Rogers -Air strikes -Press reports -The President’s view -Press -The President’s view -Compared to Laos operation -Kissinger’s briefing of H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman, John A. Scali and Ronald L. Ziegler -Herbert g. Klein -Scali -Department of Defense, State Department -Reports -Anticipated loss of territory -State department -North Vietnamese crossing of the DMZ -Geneva agreement of 1954 -Defense Department statement -North Vietnamese units across the DMZ -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnamese resistance
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
-Intensity -Kissinger’s view -Moorer’s view -Artillery -South Vietnamese armor -Number -Defense line -Dong Ha -Quang Tri -Hue -Tanks -Use of air power -Weather -North Vietnamese casualties -Compared to Laos operation -Public relations -Rogers, Laird -Public comments -Sense of crisis -The President’s contacts -Rogers -Laird -Moorer -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meeting -Department of defense, state department -Bureaucracy -Laird -Rogers -Public comments -Kissinger’s possible public comments -Laird -Press conference -Bombing -South Vietnam -South Vietnam -Capacities -North Vietnam -Destruction in the North -Hypothetical attacks -Gen. Douglas MacArthur -Hanoi
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
Cambodia -News summary -Phnom Penh -North Vietnam presence -Movement -South Vietnamese border -Tay Ninh province Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -Troops in Saigon -Vietnamization -Withdrawal of US troops -Noncommunist nations’ fight against Communism -The President’s and Kissinger’s doubts -Laird -South Vietnam -Survival -Cambodia invasion -Laos -Compared to British and French experience in 1918 -Incidents of mass surrender -North Vietnamese artillery and tank attacks An unknown person entered and left at an unknown time between 12:55 pm and 1:28 pm. -Artillery -Technology -Kissinger’s view -North Vietnamese artillery -Moorer’s report -II Corps fire bases -The President’s view -Leadership -Kissinger’s view -Haig -Vietnamization -Air strikes -Reports on damage -The president’s goals
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
-Safety of US forces -Press -Public relations -Survival of South Vietnam -US press -Loyalty to the nation -Depiction of North Vietnam -Kissinger’s view -Laos -North Vietnamese offensive -Use of air power -Importance -Laos -Hue and Da Nang -Possible fall -Impact on US withdrawal -Timing -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Possibility -Air Force -Consequences -Necessity for US action -US options -Impact of US defeat -PRC -Soviet Union -Indonesia -Japan -Laird -Politics -US bombing -Soviet Union -PRC -Soviet response -Influence on the North Vietnamese -Forthcoming US-Soviet summit -US offer to the Soviets -South Vietnam -Thieu -Performance during offensive -Defense structure
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-25 (cont.)
-Weaponry of the North Vietnamese -Weaponry -Morale -Losses -North Vietnamese casualties -North Vietnam -Casualty rates -Bombing Kissinger left at 1:28 pm.
Conversation No. 328-26 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:28 pm and 2:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:43 pm.
Conversation No. 328-27 Date: April 3, 1972
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: Unknown between 1:28 pm and 2:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:43 pm.
Conversation No. 328-28 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:28 pm and 2:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Request -Envelope
Conversation No. 328-29 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:28 pm and 2:43 pm
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 328-30 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: 2:43 pm - 3:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
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35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 2:45 pm. Greetings Woods left at 2:46 pm. William P. Rogers -Schedule -Western Europe Vietnam -Press relations -State Department -Defense -Robert J. McCloskey -Support for the Administration’s position -Communiqué -Geneva Agreement of 1954 -Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference -Henry A. Kissinger’s forthcoming meetings with John A. Scali, H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ziegler -White House involvement -Disassociation -Ziegler’s statements -North Vietnamese offensive -The President’s concerns -Gerald L. Warren’s statement -Ziegler’s forthcoming statement -Points to make -Review of situation
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
-US reactions -Bombing halt -Geneva Agreement of 1954 -Understandings -US reactions -US ground forces -Bombing -The President’s comments -US ground forces -McCloskey’s previous statement -Possibility of recommitment -Handling of statement -Ziegler’s statement -Mccloskey -US position on recommitment -Kissinger’s assessment -The President’s forthcoming announcement && -Formulation By Ziegler -Speculation -Loss Of Territory -Press Reports, Assessment -Advantages Of Attacker -Scope Of Attack -Us Reaction -Expectation -A Statement From Saigon -Us Evaluation -Extent -Ziegler’s Comment -Day-To-Day Reports -American Involvement -Limitations -Air Strikes -Abrams -Comments -South Vietnamese Response -Ziegler’s Statement
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37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
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VIETNAM -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -BREAK IN WEATHER -PRESS REPORTS -SOUTH VIETNAMESE PERFORMANCE -WWII -LOSS OF WAR BY GERMANS -BRITISH LOSSES -GERMAN OFFENSIVE -FAILURE -ANALOGY TO VIETNAM -NORTH VIETNAM OFFENSIVE -SOUTH VIETNAM RESISTANCE -NEED TO HOLD LINE
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
-GENERAL GOUGH IN WORLD WAR I
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Ziegler left at 3:05 pm
Conversation No. 328-31 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file
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Conversation No. 328-32 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building
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Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman [?] Report on a speech -John B. Connally -Spiro Agnew’s comments The President’s schedule -Check with someone -Speech -Subject -Press conference -Time -Check with Connally -John D. Ehrlichman John N. Mitchell -Location The President’s schedule -A meeting with someone -Ehrlichman -Patrick J. Buchanan -Meeting with the President -Arrangements -Time -Clearance with Connally -A press conference -Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers
Conversation No. 328-33 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator
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[See Conversation No. 22-66]
Conversation No. 328-34 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:05 pm and 3:19 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:19 pm
Conversation No. 328-35 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: 3:19 pm - 3:33 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Charles W. Colson [See Conversation No. 22-67]
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Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)
Conversation No. 328-36 Date: April 3, 1972 Time: 3:55 pm - 4:26 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger ********************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 28m 23s ]
VIETNAM -NORTH VIETNAM -TROOPS -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -COMMITMENT TO ATTACK -US RESPONSE -SOUTH VIETNAM RESPONSE -COLLAPSE OR END OF WAR -US RESPONSE -TROOPS -SOUTH VIETNAM -OPERATIONS IN THE NORTH -SAIGON, HUE -US RESPONSE -HENRY A. KISSINGER’S RECOMMENDATION TO MILITARY -AIR STRIKES -AREAS -SOVIET UNION -THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA -SCOPE OF ATTACKS -KISSINGER’S RECOMMENDATIONS
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-MELVIN LAIRD’S CONCURRENCE -SOUTH VIETNAM -CHANCES OF SURVIVAL -RESPONSES -US RESPONSE -BOMBING ATTACKS -THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA -SEYMOUR HERSH’S TALKS WITH NORTH VIETNAMESE LEADERS -SWEDISH AMBASSADOR’S REPORT -PHAM VAN DONG -CHOU EN-LAI -TIES TO HANOI -COMMENTS ON THE PRESIDENCY -THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA -ALLIANCE WITH HANOI -NORTH VIETNAM’S COMPLAINTS -HERSH’S TALKS -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -LAIRD’S COMMENTS ON AIR STRIKES -BATTLE AREAS -US RESPONSE -CHARGES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT -WIDENING THE WAR -LAOS, CAMBODIA -STATE, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE COMMENTS -PUBLIC RELATIONS -LAIRD’S COMMENTS -CHARGES OF NORTH VIETNAMESE INVASION -SOUTH VIETNAM -CHANCES OF ROUT -NGUYEN VAN THIEU -CONTINUATION -PARIS TALKS -POSSIBLE US RESPONSE -NORTH VIETNAMESE CAPACITIES -LATEST REPORTS -SOUTH VIETNAMESE CAPACITIES -AIR POWER -THOMAS H. MOORER -AIR ATTACKS
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-PROBLEMS -A-1's -F-14's -CLOSE SUPPORT AIRCRAFT -WEATHER CEILING -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -US POSITION -LOSS OF TERRITORY -WEATHER -US AIR STRIKES -PROBLEMS -WEATHER -DELAYS -CHANGE IN WEATHER -US MILITARY CAPACITIES -SOVIET UNION -SOUTH VIETNAM -ALLEGIANCE OF PEOPLE -RESISTANCE TO NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -EXTENT -COMPARISON WITH GERMANY IN MARCH 1918 -TANKS -SUPPLIES -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE -PROPER RESPONSE BY THE US -MEDIA COVERAGE -BLAME ON NORTH VIETNAM -MARSHALL GREEN -US PUBLIC OPINION -SUPPORT FOR THE PRESIDENT FOREIGN POLICY -POLAND -USSR -THE PRESIDENT’S CRITICS -THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA -THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE -RELATIONSHIP WITH THE US -MESSAGE -CONTENTS
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Kissinger left at 4:26 pm