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Date: 
Apr 04, 1972 - Apr 16, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-1 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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The President left at an unknown time before 8:45 pm.
Conversation No. 329-2 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building An unknown man met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Conv. No. 329-2 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Non-historical returnable] [Duration: 23s ]
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The unknown man and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:45 pm.
Conversation No. 329-3 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 51s ]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 8:45 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-4 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 329-5 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man [John K. Andrews, Jr.?]. Greetings The President's visit to Catholic Education Convention -Version of a speech -The President's comments -Departure -Speech -Comments The unknown man left at an unknown time before 8:45 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-6 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 329-7 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conv. No. 329-7 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 1m 23s ]
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Conversation No. 329-8 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:15 pm and 8:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-76]
Conversation No. 329-9 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 8:45 pm - 8:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 22-77]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-10 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:50 pm and 9:42 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 329-11 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:50 pm and 9:42 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-12 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:50 pm and 9:42 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 9:42 pm.
Conversation No. 329-13 Date: April 6, 1972 Time: 9:26 am -10:10 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. State of the Union speech
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) Edward M. Kennedy -Charles W. Colson -IBM -Veterans issue Henry A. Kissinger and John W. Vogt entered at an unknown time after 9:26 am [Unintelligible] Vietnam -Air strikes -Surface to Air Missiles [SAM] -Naval gunfire -Bombing of North -Air strikes -SAM sites -B-52s -Use against north -Target areas -Naval gunfire -Damage -Reports -Vogt's assignment -Mission -7th Air Force -Creighton W. Abrams -Air Force -Inadequacy of performance -Performance -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Performance -Results -Vogt's instructions -Bombing -Cambodia -Laos -Air strikes -Weather -Results -North Vietnamese offensive -The president's support of military
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) -Son Pei [sp?] -Cambodia -Laos -Riots -Results -Naval commanders -Instructions -Thomas H. Moorer -Laos operation -Vogt's mission -Rescue operation -The President's support -Probable casualties -Haiphong -Operation plans -Air strikes -SAM sites -B-3 area -B-52s -Number of strikes -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Control -Ground radar -Weather -SAMs -Problems -F-105s -Bomber operations -Changes -Clearing -Duration -Air strikes -SAMs -Movement -North Vietnamese offensive -Artillery -William P. Rogers -Quang Tri -Highway -Countermeasures -Laos
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) -Vogt's assignment -Vogt's record -Abrams -Record in World War II and Vietnam -Saigon -Bangkok -Reports to the President -Abrams -Risks -Instructions -Air strikes -New strategy -New ideas -Lyndon B. Johnson -Concentration of forces -Napoleon Bonaparte's use of artillery -Effectiveness -World Wars I and II -Concentration of forces -Nguyen Van Thieu -Air Force -Air Force strategy -B-52s -Airfields -Carriers -Number -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] -Meeting -Vogt's assignment -The President's confidence -Relations with Abrams and Frederick C. Weyand -Laos -Air Force strikes -Impact on negotiations -Kennedy's comments -Burden of responsibility -Headquarters -Reorganization -Kissinger’s conversation with Moorer -Timing of changes -Ground action
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) -News reports -Kissinger’s analysis -Tactics -Moore -North Vietnamese artillery -Vogt's analysis -Thieu -Strategic reserves -III corps -B-3 front -Air strikes -Air strikes -B-3 area -US losses -Impact on North Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Effect of US strikes -Thieu -Casualties -Air strikes -Areas of concentration -Air strikes -B-52s -DMZ -Importance -Vogt's assignment -The president's backing -Vogt as student at Harvard -Importance -US foreign policy Kissinger and Vogt left at 9:55 am. -Air Force -Future -Importance of Vogt's mission Air Force -Changes in warfare -Cuba -Argentina
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.)
Vietnam -Vogt's assignment -Importance -Vogt's conversation with Kissinger -The President's backing -Abrams -Future -Melvin R. Laird -Vogt -Future -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Gen. Robert E. Cushman, Jr. -Vogt -Briefings -Cambodia -Governors -Air strikes -Intensity -Damage -Past strikes -Johnson -Kissinger -The president -Rogers -Laird -B-52s -Public response Publicity -Property tax issue -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Impact on public -Kissinger -Rogers -ABC -Time -Air strikes -B-52S
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) White House staff -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -William L. Safire -Compared with Price -Work -Speeches -Presentation -Busing -John Reagan (“Tex”) McCrary -Advice Public relations -Philadelphia trip -Headlines -Pictures -The President with Frank L. Rizzo and John Cardinal Krol -Speech -Planning -John A. Scali's advice -McCrary -Price -Arrangements -Dwight L. Chapin -David N. Parker -Ronald L. Ziegler -"Front Page" publicity -Kennedy -Handling of public relations -The President's handling of public relations in 1960's -White House staff -Need to support the President -John D. Ehrlichman and Price -Criticisms -Headlines -Control by White House of news content -The President's appearances on TV -Planning -Length -Ziegler -Content of news coverage
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Conv. No. 329-13 (cont.) -Photo opportunities -Subject -Captions -An Easter shot -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Tricia Nixon Cox -Craig S. Campbell -TV coverage -Photo coverage -Plans -A family picture -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Quality -Mark I. Goode -Advice -Judgment -Technical advice for TV Haldeman left at 10:10 am.
Conversation No. 329-14 Date: April 6, 1972 Time: 10:31 am - 10:34 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Items for the President's signature Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:31 am. A speech -The President's reading copy Democrats -J. William Fulbright
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-14 (cont.) A list -Charles W. Colson's review -Letters The President's trip to Philadelphia -Departure Butterfield and Bull left at 10:34 am.
Conversation No. 329-15 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:35 pm and 12:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:37 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-16 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: 12:37 pm - 12:40 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:40 pm. The President's schedule Bull left at 12:40 pm.
Conversation No. 329-17 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 1:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Pen Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:12 pm.
Conversation No. 329-18 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:40 pm and 1:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-18 (cont.) Conversation with unknown man The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 12:40 and 1:12 pm. [Conversation No. 329-18A] [See Conversation No. 22-106] [End of telephone conversation] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:12 pm.
Conversation No. 329-19 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: 1:12 pm - 1:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander P. Butterfield. [See Conversation No. 22-107]
Conversation No. 329-20 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:14 pm and 2:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-108]
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Conversation No. 329-21 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: 2:06 pm - 2:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Richard M. Helms. [See Conversation No. 22-109]
Conversation No. 329-22 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:08 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. The President's conversation with Alexander P. Butterfield -President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board [PFIAB] -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird The President's meeting with congressional leaders -Arrangements -Henry A. Kissinger -John D. Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Busing -Points to make -Food prices -George P. Shultz -Herbert Stein -Decline -John B. Connally's statement -Wholesale prices -Compared with Elliot L. Richardson and Shultz -Stein
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Conv. No. 329-22 (cont.) -Length -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Points to cover -Busing -Drugs -Food prices
Conversation No. 329-23 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:08 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President dictated a memorandum. Spokesmen for administration -Points to make to supporters -Vietnam -Current situation -Airmen -Navy men -Defense of South Vietnam -Accomplishments -Reduction in casualties -Henry A. Kissinger's office -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Mrs. Nixon -Tricia Nixon Cox John D. Ehrlichman Best spokesmen for administration -The Vice President -Cabinet members -Congressmen -Governors -White House staff
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Conv. No. 329-23 (cont.) -Robert J. Dole -First Family -Subcabinet -Veterans and other organizations -Charles W. Colson's office's list -Advantages Taxes -Public relations efforts Public relations -Frequency of stories -Follow-up -The President's policies -Positive publicity -Rebuttal to opposition -The President's image -Proper projection -Vietnam development -Issues -Foreign policy -Peace -The President's image as leader -Cost of living -Food -Crime -Drugs -Jobs -Busing -Democrats' position -Programs -Welfare -Revenue-sharing -Government reorganization -Health -Use of programs -Political Group discussion -Reform -Congress -Democratic convention -Property tax
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-23 (cont.) -Jobs -Busing -Property tax The President replayed portions of the tape. Public relations efforts -Busing -Property tax -Jobs -Busing -Property tax The President resumed dictation. Public relations efforts -List of issues -Tax relief for non-public schools -Changes -Environment -Foreign competition -John B. Connally -Political Group discussion
Conversation No. 329-24 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:08 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Something for Rose Mary Woods -Transcription
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Conv. No. 329-24 (cont.) Return of unknown object The President's future meeting with Sanchez Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:45 pm.
Conversation No. 329-25 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:08 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting Vietnam -Air attacks -Loss of planes -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Authority -The President's call to Thomas H. Moorer -Timing -Melvin R. Laird -Public response -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Trip -Report to the President -Air attacks -The President's call to Moorer -The President's instructions to Kissinger -US Navy -Naval gunfire -Targets -Orders -Briefing -Michael J. Mansfield -Hugh Scott
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Conv. No. 329-25 (cont.) -Mansfield -Soviet Issues -Soviet Summit -The President's attendance -Air attacks -Casualties -Naval fleet -B-52s -Tacair -Haig's trip -The President's previous Conversation with John W. Vogt -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. The President's trip to Soviet Union -Kissinger's conversation with Carl Gruber -Stop in Vienna -Salzburg -Possible stopover -Tourists -State dinner The President's meeting with Kissinger
Conversation No. 329-26 Date: April 11, 1972 Time: 2:45 pm - 2:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's meeting with Michael J. Mansfield and Hugh Scott -Announcement -Mansfield's and Scott's trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Bipartisan mission -The President's approval -PRC policy -Report to the President
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Conv. No. 329-26 (cont.) -The President's letter to Chou En-lai -Public statement -Personal message -Mao Tse-tung -Possible meeting with Mansfield and Scott Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's call to Ziegler -Return call -Constance M. Stuart -Speeches -Ziegler's handling -Trip -Use of White House staff -Secretaries Ziegler left at 2:55 pm.
Conversation No. 329-27 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 6s ]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-28 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Materials The President's schedule -Meeting with unknown persons -Press -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon The President's schedule -Meeting with Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 329-29 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Conv. No. 329-29 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 21s ]
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:00 pm
Conversation No. 329-30 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech in French. [A transcript of the final form of this speech appears in PPP 1972, pp. 537-541.]
Conversation No. 329-31 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-31 (cont.) Meeting with the President -Scheduling The President's meeting with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Kissinger's presence
Conversation No. 329-32 Date: April 13, 1972 Time: 2:00 pm - unknown before 4:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Weather The President's schedule -Organization of American States [OAS] Dinner -Statement -Copies -Speech -The President's delivery -Toast -Statement to press -Speech to Canadian Parliament -Press embargo -Time Canadian visit -Arrival statement -Toast -Dinner statement -Speech to Parliament -Ceremony speech -Brevity -Speeches -British custom -Toasts -Governor General
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -The President's 1953 trip -Toasts -Audience Unknown presentation ceremony -Certificate -Letter from the President -Richard Wilson -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Ronald L. Ziegler -[Forename unknown] Ottoburger [sp?] -William L. Safire -Ziegler -Check with Rose Mary Woods -Organizations -Order of the Hound's Tooth -Previous events -1958 and 1960 -Background -Helen Thomas -Photos The President talked with Rose Mary Woods at an unknown time between 2:00 and 2:16 pm. [Conversation No. 329-32A] Trip to Canada in 1957 -Paul Miller -Harry F. Byrd -Call from Woods -Name of town visited -Toast -Mayor -Gifts to the President [End of telephone conversation] The President's stopover in Austria -Accommodations -Compared to Ireland -A meeting
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -A luncheon -Size -Degree of formality -Length -Carl Gruber -Invitation to accompany the President -Salzburg -Canadian ambassador -Accompanying the President -Gruber -Schedule -Invitation Charles W. Colson -Report on conversation with Albert E. Sindlinger -The President's meeting with John B. Connally -Return to Colson -Food prices The President's Canadian visit -Meeting with unknown man -Coaching the President in French -Unknown man's proficiency in French and English Vernon A. Walters -Proficiency in French -Unknown woman -Proficiency in French -Walters -Unknown woman -Translation
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 53s ]
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International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -John N. Mitchell -Convention -Colson's report Vietnam -Critics of administration policy -White House response -Henry A. Kissinger's views -Edward M. Kennedy -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edmund S. Muskie -Kissinger's trip to Paris -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -William P. Rogers's reaction Kissinger entered at 2:16 pm. -Kissinger's meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Message from Moscow -Kissinger's trip -Kissinger's response -Vietnamese delegation -Visit to Moscow -Kissinger's schedule The President's trip to Canada -Speech -Rhetoric
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Substance -Revisions -The President's reading of the speech for Kissinger -Copy to Kissinger The President rehearsed a speech at an unknown time between 2:16 and 2:50 pm. [A transcript of this speech, with slight variations, appears in PPP 1972, pp. 537-541] The President's speech -Kissinger’s revisions Vietnam -The President's conversation with Haldeman -Attacks -US response -News summaries -Networks -Muskie -Interviews with soldiers -Troops’ resistance -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Unknown commander's response -Commendation -Press reports -Foreign policy aspects -Domestic dissent -Expenditures -Democrats’ letter -North Vietnamese conditions -Message from Dobrynin -Plenary sessions -Bombing halt -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Message from Dobrynin -Soviet interests -W. Averell Harriman's view -US position -Kissinger’s statement to Dobrynin -Military operations -Negotiations
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Truce -Hanoi’s position -Soviet guarantee -US naval fleet -Size -Haig -Deployment -Soviet position -Compromise settlement -Cessation of North Vietnamese military operations -Effect in North Vietnam -Allies’ agreement to terms -People’s Republic of China [PRC] position -Changes -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Coalition government -Soviet intentions -Cessation of fighting -Compared with Cuban missile crisis -American losses -Possible Hanoi proposal -Compromise -Bombing halt -Air strike plans -Truck parks -Petroleum, oil and lubricants [POL] dumps -Kissinger’s recommendation -Truck parks -US fleet -The President's conversation with Haig -Peace talks -Possible reasons for Hanoi’s involvement -Battles in South Vietnam -Soviet response -US blockade -US responses -PRC response -Kissinger’s message to Dobrynin -Laos and Cambodia -Past operations -Camp David strategy meeting with Kissinger
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Abrams -Haig’s view -Local commander -Instructions from the president -Psychology -The President's message to John S. McCain, Jr. -Haig’s trip -Air strike -Effectiveness -Soviets -Hanoi -Kissinger’s schedule -April 24th meeting -Secrecy -Rogers’s knowledge -Congressional pressure -Laird -Conversation with Rogers -B-52 strikes -President’s meeting with Rogers and Laird -Strategy -Kissinger’s presence -Rogers -Testimony before congress -Reluctance -John N. Irwin, II’s testimony -Canada -United Nations [UN] -Meeting with the President at Camp David -UN -Knowledge of B-52 strikes -Laird -Meeting with the President -B-52 strikes -Testimony before congress -Air strikes -Congressional response -Laird -Strategy -Soviet position -Avoidance of October offensive
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Rogers -Diplomatic strategy -The President's decision -October offensive -Testimony before congress Polish visit -Public announcement The president's trip to Soviet Union -Stopover in Austria -Luncheon -Size -Gruber -Kissinger’s meeting with Dobrynin -Stopover in Poland -Connections with Catholic Church -Unknown cardinal -John Cardinal Krol -Views -Vietnam PRC -Visit by Hugh Scott and Michael J. Mansfield -The president's letter to Chou En-lai -Kissinger’s conversation with Ambassador Chien Yi -Meeting with Mao Tse-tung -Rogers -Letter to Chou -Delivery -Kissinger’s conversation with unknown person Vietnam -Bombing Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Itinerary -Arrival -Back-up plane -Advance party -Leaks
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Dobrynin -Possible accompaniment -News leaks -Rogers’s knowledge -Secrecy -Purpose of trip -Vietnam -Advance of the President's trip -Kissinger’s Paris trip -Importance -The President's conversation with Ehrlichman -Impact on Vietnam negotiations Vietnam -Negotiations -Humphrey, Muskie and Kennedy -Possible handling of negotiations -US strategy -Middle East -Mrs. Nixon -The President's conversation with Dobrynin -Rogers -Speech in Chicago -Speech at UN -Forthcoming conversation with Kissinger -Middle East Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Forthcoming press event -The President's possible attendance -Announcement -April 24th meeting Unknown reception -Length Vietnam -Air strikes -Public opinion -POL dumps -Haiphong
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Hanoi -B-5’s -7th fleet -Impact on negotiations -Message from US Kissinger left at 2:50 pm. Richard G. Kleindienst The president's Canadian trip -Publicity -Compared with a theoretical trip to France -American television coverage The President's schedule -Publicity -Haldeman -Ziegler -Camp David -Florida -California -Rose Mary Woods -Possible appearance on TV -The President's trips -Staff -Florida -Julie Nixon Eisenhower and Tricia Nixon Cox -Florida -The President's work during good weather -Camp David -The President's amount of work -Nellie L. Yates -Woods -Unknown secretary [Beverly J. Kaye?] -Moscow trip -Yates -Dwight L. Chapin -Woods -Marjorie P. Acker -Unknown secretary [Kaye?]
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Amount of work -Yates -Woods -Unknown secretary [Kaye?] The White House operator talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at 2:56 pm. [Conversation No. 329-32B] [See Conversation No. 22-122] Haldeman conferred with the President. Call from Julie Nixon Eisenhower Julie Eisenhower talked with the President between 2:56 and 2:57 pm; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation. [End of telephone conversation]
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Scott's absence -Possible loss of vote -Clark MacGregor -Call from Haldeman Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:57 pm. Food order Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm. Unknown person -Withdrawal from presidential race Connally -Conflicts with White House -Focus -Reasons -Cancellation of meeting -Dinner party -Ehrlichman -Connally's demeanor -Zsa Zsa Gabor -Idanell B. (“Nellie”) Connally -Guests
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Calls to George P. Shultz and Ehrlichman -Johnnie M. Walters -Meeting with the President -Press event -Misunderstanding -Message to Connally -Briefing -Meeting with Connally -Haldeman's call to Connally -Value -The President's trip to Canada -Meeting -Possible cancellation -Non-attendance -Briefing of the President on misunderstanding -Timing -Walters -Conflict with White House staff -Kissinger -National Security Council meeting -Agenda -Chile -Walters issue -National Security Council meeting -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson -Conflicts with White House staff -Herbert Stein -Mid-year economic report -Conversation with Shultz -Consultation with the President -Troika meeting -Connally's attendance -Unknown person's assessment of conflicts -Duration -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Meeting with the President -Connally's cancellation -Reason -Health
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Dr. Walter R. Tkach -Johnson's health -Appearance -The President's Canadian trip -Connally’s attendance -Media coverage -Major concerns -Pierre E. Trudeau -Forthcoming conversation with the President -Defense of administration -Possible departure from administration -Reasons
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-Effect -The President's instructions to Alexander P. Butterfield -Butterfield's calls to Connally -Camp David -Haldeman's calls to Idanell B. (“Nellie”) Connally
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 18 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 21s ]
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-Conversations with Haldeman -Meeting with Kissinger -Walters issue -Economic meeting -Conversation with Ehrlichman -Scheduling -Conversation with Haldeman -Conversation with Shultz -David N. Parker -Council of Economic Advisors meeting with the President -Attendees -Relationship with the President and Haldeman -Conflicts with White House staff -Kissinger -Dinner with the President -Connally dinner parties -Haldeman's attendance at one -Ehrlichman's attendance, April 12, 1972 -Nellie Connally
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 19 [Privacy] [Duration: 9s ]
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-Conversations with the President -Role in administration -Conversation with Haldeman -Value -The President's orders concerning conflicts with White House staff -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Shultz -Haldeman's role -Haldeman's mediation -Staff
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-Possible briefing by Kissinger -Moscow trip -Walters issue -Reaction
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Internal Revenue Service [IRS] event -Ehrlichman -Government Accounting Office [GAO] official -Testimony before Congress -Lockheed case -White House denial of involvement -A plot -Role in administration -Conflicts with White House staff -Rogers -Possible removal from office -Feasibility -Compared with Kissinger ITT case -Damage to administration Vietnam -Current situation -Press coverage Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Rogers -Explanation of trip -Haldeman -Hangchow -Paris -Message regarding negotiations -Timing -Schedule -Rogers -Press coverage of trip -Kissinger’s explanation of trip to Rogers -Meeting with North Vietnamese -Timing -Paris -Moscow -Call to the president -Leonid I. Brezhnev's message to the president -Vietnam -Summit
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Full disclosure -Haldeman’s presence -Meeting with the president -Secrecy -Soviet guarantee -Reasons -The President's schedule -Meeting with editors -Camp David -Florida -Kissinger’s absence -Diversion from news about trip -Rogers -Appeal to Haig -Explanation of trip -Kissinger -Florida cover story The President's Canadian trip -Connally -Meeting with Trudeau -Talking points -Connally’s handling of economic matter Connally -Disenchantment with Democrats -Commitment to the President Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:57 pm. Food order Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm. Connally -Position as Secretary of State Ehrlichman -Position as Attorney General -Qualifications -Appointment
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Timing -Statements -Timing -Length -Topics The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 2:57 and 4:00 pm. [Conversation No. 329-32C] Republican Senators' activities -News summary report -White House knowledge Crime -Administration reports -Record -Rehabilitation -Minimum wage for prisoners -MacGregor's work Administration statements -Frequency -Topics -Food prices -Value Busing -Rev. Theodore S. Hesburg -Position -Ohio situation -Media problem -Constitutional amendment [End of telephone conversation] Domestic affairs -Coordination between Colson, Ehrlichman and MacGregor -The President's attention to other issues -Major issues -Focus
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Ehrlichman -Delegation of authority -Kenneth R. Cole, Jr. -Shultz -Kleindienst issue -Vietnam Connally -Realization of responsibility -Conflicts -Johnson -Resignation -Call from Haldeman -William E. Simon Foreign policy -Canadians and Europeans -Kissinger The President's schedule -Trip -Rose Mary Woods's presence Connally -Handling by White House -Compared with Kissinger -Meeting with the President -Frequency -Vietnam -Briefing by the President -North Vietnamese -B-52S The President's schedule -Easter vacation -Florida trip -Soviet trip -Church attendance -William F. (“Billy”) Graham's comments -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin -Baptist church in Moscow
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Conv. No. 329-32 (cont.) -Interdenominationality -Unknown Catholic priest -Number of services -Format of service Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 2:57 pm. Request for razor Unknown person -Letters [?] Haldeman and Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:00 pm.
Conversation No. 329-33 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:55 am and 12:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Delivery of something Bull left at an unknown time before 12:20 pm.
Conversation No. 329-34 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:55 am and 12:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. [Unintelligible]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-35 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:55 am and 12:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissinger briefing -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and Melvin R. Laird -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams -Cancellation of unknown event -Conversation with the President -Briefing on military situation -Kissinger's request to attend -Moorer -Laird -Unknown conspiracy -Field commanders -Air strikes -Necessity -Impact on battle -Briefing -Kissinger's attendance -The President's possible attendance Kissinger left at an unknown time before 12:20 pm.
Conversation No. 329-36 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:55 am and 12:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-125]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 329-37 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: 12:20 pm - 12:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 22-126; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 329-38 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:22 pm and 12:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Rose Mary Woods?].
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Conversation No. 329-39 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: 12:25 pm - 12:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Raymond J. Arbuthnot. [See Conversation No. 22-127; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation]
Conversation No. 329-40 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
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Conversation No. 329-41 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:27 pm and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.
Conversation No. 329-42 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. William P. Rogers -Call to Kissinger -The President's schedule -Rogers's schedule -Messages to Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s meeting with Dobrynin -Rogers’s meeting with Dobrynin
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Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.)
Vietnam -North Vietnamese public statement -Private message -Request for private meeting on April 27 -Disclosure to Rogers -Rogers’s possible reaction -William J. Porter -Public meeting -Porter’s views -Bombing -Cancellation of private session -US agreement to attend -Private meeting on April 24 -Kissinger’s conversation with porter -Kissinger’s meeting with Yuli M. Vorontsov -Dobrynin -Schedule -Le Duc Tho -Travel to Paris -An Loc -Present situation -Military briefing -Credibility -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger’s conversation with unknown person -Present situation -Prisoner of war [POW] reports -US bombing in area -Air sorties -North Vietnamese casualties -Air Force -New chief -John D. Ryan's term -B-52s -Rogers -Laird -Conversation with Kissinger -Instructions -Moorer -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) -Actions in South Vietnam -Motives -Administration’s tactics -Demonstrations in France -Compared with Lyndon b. Johnson's administration -US statement -U. Alexis Johnson -French -Ties with Hanoi -Public meeting with North Vietnam on April 27 -Kissinger’s message -Attendance -Private meeting on April 24 -Scheduling -Message to Vorontsov -Naval gunfire -Deployment -Targets -Intensity -Increase in destroyers -North Vietnamese offensive -US reaction -Blockade of Haiphong -Naval forces -Strategy -An loc -US shelling -Situation -Air strikes -B-52s -Rogers’s reaction to bombing -Lack of communication with Kissinger -White house communication with other State Department officials -Briefing -Robert J. McCloskey -Negotiations -Private meeting -Porter’s views -Public meeting -Bombing issue -Possible North Vietnamese cancellation of plenary session
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Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) -Possible cancellation by North Vietnam -Date -Timing -Soviet summit -North Vietnamese concessions -Democratic convention -Role of Soviet Union -Demonstrations -Effect -Bombing -Canada, France, Great Britain and Stockholm -Burning of US embassies -Negotiations -Lyndon B. Johnson example -Kissinger’s concern -Rogers -Plenary session -Rogers -Meeting with Laird -Laird’s statement -Criticism of White House policy -B-52s -Hanoi -[Unintelligible] -Blockade -Timing -Level of support in US -Demonstrations -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Secret meeting -Topics of discussion -Vietnam -Standards of progress -End of the war -Kissinger’s trip to Soviet Union -Negotiations -Soviet summit -Conditions in Vietnam -Blockade -West German treaty issue -US offers to north Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) -North Vietnamese refusal regarding April 24 meeting -Meeting on April 24 -The President's approval of Kissinger’s trip -Blockade -Hanoi -Battle area and "I" corps -Impact -Intent -Plans -Conditions for cessation -POW return -Subsequent withdrawal of US troops -Withdrawal of North Vietnamese troops from South Vietnam -Blockade -Reactions -North Vietnam -Ability to withstand -Length of time -US attacks -Railroad -Petroleum, oil and lubricants [POL] and weapons dumps -Truck parks -Soviet Union -Confrontation with US -Hanoi relationship towards People's Republic of China [PRC] -Effect -PRC involvement -Relationship with US -Soviet Union -Possible cancellation of summit -Fall of South Vietnam -Effect on Soviet and PRC initiatives -Soviet summit -Israel US foreign policy -Taiwan -Israel -Vietnam -Pierre E. Trudeau
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) Vietnam -Blockade -Soviet summit -Battles in South Vietnam -Opposition in US and worldwide -Build-up -Timing -Soviet Union -Relations with North Vietnam -Domestic support -Erosion -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Effect -Possible public revelation of trip -Summit -Possible cancellation -Dobrynin -Message to soviets -Vietnam -Summit -Soviet proposals -US response -Value to US and Soviet Union -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Andrei A. Gromyko -Blockade -Summit -Blockade -Timing -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Domestic reaction -Plans -Bombing -Trip to Moscow -Blockade -Air strike -Laird’s and Moorer’s actions -Reasons -Rogers
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) The President's trip to Canada -Rogers -Margaret Trudeau -News summary report -The President's speech Vietnam -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible cancellation -Blockade -Impact -1972 presidential election -Democratic victory -Possible republican candidates -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Ronald W. Reagan -Warren E. Burger -John B. Connally -The President's withdrawal -The President's endorsement of Connally -Loss of South Vietnam and soviet summit -Impact on Nixon presidency -Blockade -Alternative candidate -Connally -Foreign policy -Kissinger’s role -Reagan -Rockefeller -Burger -Possible democratic candidates -Edmund S. Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edward M. Kennedy -Thieu -Possible loss of war -Impact on administration -Blockade -Strategy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) -Kissinger’s posture in Soviet Union -Summit -Possible soviet reaction -Possible North Vietnamese reaction -Kissinger’s reputation -Kissinger’s message -The President's responsibility -Alternatives -Bombing of ports -Soviet ships -Harbors -Bridges -American public support -Compared with support for bombing -Casualties -POWs -Kissinger’s message to Soviets -Transmittal -Contents -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Soviet ambassador -North Vietnamese views regarding meetings -Soviet views -Concrete proposal on agenda for Kissinger’s meetings -Negotiations -Plenary sessions -Porter’s responsibility -US position -Private meeting -May 7th -Public meeting -Porter’s strategy -Le Duc Tho -Paris visit -US position regarding private and public meetings -Plenary sessions -Schedule -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Bombing -Public and private meetings -Porter
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-42 (cont.) -US conditions -Dates -US responses -Kissinger’s message Kissinger left at 2:00 pm.
Conversation No. 329-43 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:00 pm and 2:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-128]
Conversation No. 329-44 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: 2:04 pm - 2:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 22-129]
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Conversation No. 329-45 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [National Security] [Duration: 24s ]
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Conversation No. 329-46 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Call to Melvin R. Laird -Vietnam negotiations -Support for the President -Gratitude
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Conversation No. 329-47 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
Conversation No. 329-48 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. The President's meeting with an unknown person -Entrance to White House -Arrangements with Rex W. Scouten
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Conversation No. 329-49 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Request for unknown action Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
Conversation No. 329-50 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
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Conversation No. 329-51 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Henry A. Kissinger's request to meet with the President Sanchez left at an unknown time before 5:35 pm.
Conversation No. 329-52 Date: April 15, 1972 Time: 5:35 pm - 5:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissinger’s conversation with Yuli M. Vorontsov -Attack on Haiphong -Haiphong operation -Harbor -Shore batteries An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 5:35 pm. Food order The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:59 pm. Vietnam -Haiphong -Shore batteries -Bombardment -Feasibility
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Conv. No. 329-52 (cont.) -Damage -US landing -Harbor -Naval operations -Coastal artillery -Air strikes -B-52s -Number -Targets -Truck parks -Oil storage areas -Shore batteries -Kissinger’s message to Vorontsov -Soviet reaction -Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt -Views -Blockade -Blockade -Cancellation of Kissinger’s Moscow trip -Public reaction -Compared with reaction to bombing -Bombing -Destruction of supplies -Soviet summit -Possible conciliation -US reaction -Soviet/German issue -Possible meeting with [Franz J.?] Strauss -Air strikes -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Conversation with Kissinger -Negotiations -Plenary meeting on April 27 -Meeting on April 24 -North Vietnam -Soviets -Meeting on April 27 -Benefit to US -William j. Porter's views -Bombing -Private meeting on April 24
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-52 (cont.) -Conditions -Bombing -William P. Rogers's statement -Timing -Porter -The President's instructions to Kissinger -Porter’s statement -White house support -Rogers -An loc -Current situation -Rogers’s proposed statement -Past negotiations -October 1968 bombing halt -North Vietnamese refusal to negotiate -Negotiations -Resumption -Conditions -US position -Kissinger’s conversation with Melvin r. Laird -Thanks for support -Conflict with Rogers -Negotiations -Edmund S. Muskie's and Edward M. Kennedy's positions -Value -Air strikes -Effectiveness -Meeting on April 24 -Hanoi’s acceptance -Vorontsov's message to North Vietnam -Kissinger’s Moscow trip -Naval bombardment -Schedule -Kissinger’s instructions to Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Cancellation -US response -German issue -Strauss -Blockade -Timing
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Conv. No. 329-52 (cont.) -Public support -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s report Kissinger left at 5:59 pm.
Conversation No. 329-53 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Thanks for unknown action The unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:20 am.
Conversation No. 329-54 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:57 am and 10:20 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. A meeting -Completion -Meeting with the President in Old Executive Office Building [EOB] office
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Conversation No. 329-55 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: 10:20 am - 10:55 am Location: Executive Office Building
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Air strikes -Reaction of Pentagon -Kissinger's meeting with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Washington Post and Washington Star articles -George W. Wilson article in Washington Post -The President's policy compared with Lyndon B. Johnson's -An Loc article -South Vietnamese army -An Loc -Kissinger's meetings with Melvin R. Laird and Moorer -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s trip to South Vietnam -South Vietnamese attitude towards fighting -Current situation -New York Times editorial -Public statement -Hubert H. Humphrey demand -United Nations [UN] Security Council -Vetoes -Soviet Union -People's Republic of China [PRC] -Johnson Administration -Edmund S. Muskie statement -Confrontation with Soviet Union and PRC Dinner for Latin American Ambassadors -Call from Kissinger -Jose A. Mora Otero -The President's remarks to John V. Brennan -Birgit Nilsson -Mora Otero -Secretary
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -Toast -PRC -Soviet Union Vietnam -Air strikes -The president's conversation with Brennan -American viewpoint -Support for Administration's policy -Effort to end the war -Blockade -Effect on the election and the war -Duration -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Air strikes -Extent -Haiphong -Oil storage areas -B-52s -Losses -Unknown navy pilot -Rescue by US destroyer -North Vietnamese ships -Moorer’s remark -Destroyers and cruisers -Gun installations -Haiphong -Fireball -Size -Observation from the carrier, Kitty Hawk -Air strikes -Hanoi -Petroleum, oil, and lubricants [POL] dumps -Fires -Extent and size -Pilot reports -Damage reports -Fires -Haiphong -Damage reports -Extent
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -Surface to air missile [SAM] sites -Explosions -Observation from the USS Kitty Hawk -Naval bombardment -Damage report -Recovered pilot's report -Extent of success -North Vietnamese fishing and torpedo boats -Naval morale -Damage reports -Truck parks -Extent of damage -Soviet response -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Kissinger’s meeting with Dobrynin -Cancellation -Success -Impact on US foreign policy -PRC -Soviet union -Compared with John F. Kennedy and Cuban missile crisis -An Loc -Tank attacks by North Vietnam -Extent of destruction -21st airborne division -Capture -Air strikes -B-52s -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Compared with Verdun strategy -Field Marshal Erich Von Falkenhayn -French -Symbolism -Abrams -Air strikes -Intensity -Military region one -Schedule -Number of sorties -B-52s -Destroyers
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Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -Impact -Hue -Unknown White House source -New York Times report -Soviet trip cancellation -The President's instructions -Hue -Kissinger staff meeting -Impact -Soviets -North Vietnamese -Possible fall -North Vietnamese offensive -Third corps -Ability to sustain offensive -Casualties -Compared with 1968 tet offensive -Losses -Cambodia -An Lc -Military region one -New York Times -Wilson -Press -Honesty -Expected US-South Vietnam losses -Duration -Washington Star headline -Air strikes -B-52s -Increase -Hanoi area -North Vietnamese losses -Duration -Soviets -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Schedule -Blockade -Meeting with Leonid I Brezhnev -Subjects for discussion
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -The president's instructions to Kissinger -Politburo meeting -Discussion of US attacks -Summit -Cancellation -Soviet/German treaties -Kissinger’s preparation -US goals -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin -North Vietnamese offensive -US bombing -Hanoi and Haiphong -Military areas -North Vietnamese offensive -Soviets -Kissinger’s assessment -Nguyen Van Thieu -Hanoi -North Vietnamese meeting with Kissinger -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Hypothetical actions as president -Advisors -B-52 increase -Tacair increases -Naval increases -Public opinion -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Haiphong -Effect on foreign policy -Bombing -Air attacks -B-52s -Tacair -Impact on Hanoi -B-52s -Damage -Effect on North Vietnamese population -Moorer’s conversation with Kissinger -Compared with Johnson Administration -Number of planes -Targets
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Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -Time frame -Targets -Number of sorties -John W. Vogt -Targets -Conversation with Dobrynin -Negotiations -Meeting on April 24 -North Vietnamese offensive -Rockets -Number -POL dumps -Impact on election -Negotiations -Cease-fire -POWs -Issue in election -Rogers -The President's memo -Statements -Hanoi -Laird -Support for the President -Statements -Air attacks -Panhandle -Secondary explosion -Fires and smoke -Extent -Negotiations -US posture -North Vietnamese invasions -Bombing -Compared with Johnson administration -Moscow trip -Kissinger’s meeting with North Vietnamese on April 24 -Plenary meeting on April 27 -PRC -Soviet Union -Bombing -Air strikes
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -Blockade -Soviet summit -Kissinger’s statement to Dobrynin -Soviet-North Vietnam relationship -US options -Air strikes -Weather conditions -Negotiations -Cambodia -Soviet summit -Blockade -Blockade -Public support -Impact on US -Impact on Nixon presidency -Criticism -Compared with Cambodia -Muskie statement -Moscow trip -Negotiations -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Soviet summit -Public opinion -Compared with PRC trip -Cancellation -US response -Soviet-German issue -Willy Brandt -Blockade -Kissinger’s conversations with Dobrynin -Bombing of North Vietnam -War support -Christians -Catholics -Baptists -Quakers -Episcopalians -Hawks -Joseph W. Alsop -Richard Wilson -Unknown person's call to Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 329-55 (cont.) -White House involvement in unknown issue -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Success -The President's Canadian trip -Johnson's leaders meetings -Laird's comments -Bombing of North Vietnam -Authority -Concentration -19th Parallel -Naval Gunfire -Haiphong -Authority -Damage -Truck parks -Explosions -POWs -Morale -Probable observation of explosions and air attacks -USS Kitty Hawk -PRC -The President's message to Destroyer crew -John S. McCain Kissinger left at 10:55 am.
Conversation No. 329-56 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-133]
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Conversation No. 329-57 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator; the President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 22-134; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.]
Conversation No. 329-58 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator; the President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 22-135; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.]
Conversation No. 329-59 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-136]
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Conversation No. 329-60 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building
The President talked with John V. Brennan. [See Conversation No. 22-137]
Conversation No. 329-61 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:00 pm.
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Conversation No. 329-62 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-138]
Conversation No. 329-63 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 22-139]
Conversation No. 329-64 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-140]
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Conversation No. 329-65 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 1:00 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 22-141]
Conversation No. 329-66 Date: April 16, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:55 am and 2:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [See Conversation No. 22-142; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.]