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Date: 
Apr 26, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 333-1 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:41 am and 8:43 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 8:43 am.
Conversation No. 333-2 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:41 am and 8:43 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Speech -Copies
Conversation No. 333-3 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 8:43 am - 8:44 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's receipt of an unknown item. Butterfield left at 8:44 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 333-4 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:44 am and 9:26 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [John K. Andrews, Jr.?]. Speech draft -Word count -Copy -Word count
Conversation No. 333-5 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:44 am and 9:26 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [John K. Andrews, Jr.?]. Speech draft -Word count
Conversation No. 333-6 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:44 am and 9:26 am Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Henry A. Kissinger?]. The unknown person's schedule
Conversation No. 333-7
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Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 9:26 am - 10:29 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger's talk with Charles W. Colson -Barry M. Goldwater -James L. Buckley Vietnam -Paris negotiations -Resumption -Announcement -Military situation -Military Region Two -North Vietnamese advances -Central Highlands -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams's actions -Commitment of forces -Central Highlands -Abrams's actions -Air attacks -[David] Kenneth Rush -Melvin R. Laird -Bombing -Extension -Kissinger's wire from Moscow to Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Approval -Joint Chiefs of Staff -Memorandum to Laird -President’s orders -Political objectives -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Laird -Rush -David Packard -Rush -Loyalty to the President -Quality of work -Laird -Robert C. Seamans, Jr.
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-Robert S. Mcnamara
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Soviets
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-Kissinger’s schedule -Haig -Laird -The President's message -Kissinger's order -Haig -Impact of Laird's actions on negotiations -B-52 strike -Compared with Tacair -Target on the 20th parallel -Thanh Hoa -Haiphong -Le Duc Tho -Trip to Paris -Telvision news stories -North Vietnamese offensive -Press reports -Third North Vietnamese division -Headquarters -Coast -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's project -Kissinger's meeting with Haldeman -Haig -Summit meeting
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press -Thomas E. Jarriel -Kissinger's briefing -Press reports -Washington Post -Editorial -Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Washington Post -Katharine L. Graham -New York Times -Loyalties -Washington Post -Democratic National Committee -Press reports -Kissinger’s trip -Lack of coverage -Soviet summit announcement -Lack of coverage -Possible effect of Soviet summit on negotiations -William P. Rogers -Press reports -Administration's reaction -Ronald L. Ziegler -Haldeman -Democrats -Massachusetts -Soviets -Negotiations -Kissinger's Trip -Public opinion -Press -Defeatism -Haldeman's project -Defeatism -Laos -Military operations -Central highlands -An Loc -Television coverage -III Corps -Momentum -I Corps
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-North Vietnamese attack -II Corps -Necessity for US -Kontum -Pleiku -Abrams -Cable from Ellsworth F. Bunker and Abrams -Contents -Bombing -Haiphong -Effects -Negotiations with Hanoi -Negotiations -Cease-fre -Bombing -Timing with summit -North Vietnamese offers Kissinger's trip to Moscow -Trip to Florida -Itinerary The President's forthcoming speech -Kissinger's assessment -Toughness -Length -Kissinger's review -Start of speech -Changes in text -Positive emphasis -Revisions -Page two -Page three -North Vietnamese victory -North Vietnamese offensive -Cambodia references -Number of North Vietnamese regulars Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 9:44 am. -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Changes in speech
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Meeting with the President Butterfield left at 9:45 am. -Trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Changes of wording -Weaknesses -White House staff -Demonstrations -References -Deletion -Attitude of average American -Slogan -Draft of speech -Andrews -Compared with William L. Safire -Patrick J. Buchanan -Influence of Washington Post -Reference to young demonstrators -Ho Chi Minh -Personal tone -Andrews's work -Compared with Safire Kissinger's schedule -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting -Haig Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:45 am and 10:29 am. [Conversation No. 333-7A] Call to Haig Kissinger talked with Haig, at an unknown time. Kissinger's schedule -Speech -WSAG meeting -Haig's presiding -Chairman -Bob Lamour [?]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rush [End of telephone conversation] Speech draft -Andrews -Assessment -November 3, 1969 speech -Cambodia speech [April 30, 1970] -Personalization -January 25, 1972 speech -Edmund S. Muskie's reaction -North Vietnamese divisions -Changes in text -Deletions -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] crossing -Cambodia -Number of troops -Change of wording -Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -US support Vietnam -News reports -Nelson A. Rockefeller's call to Kissinger -Democratic critics -George S. McGovern and Hubert H. Humphrey -Soviet trip -The President's position in nation Speech draft -Changes and revisions -American newsmen Vietnam -Vietcong [VC] -North Vietnamese goals -Provincial capitals -US press -North Vietnamese offensive
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Losses -An Loc -Quang Tri -Provincial capitals -An Loc -State of offensive -Counteraction -Trips To PRC and Soviet Union -Moscow trip -Press hostility -Kissinger's trip -Publicity -The President's trip to Moscow -Benefits -Press hostility -Ziegler -Press reports -Favorable articles The President’s schedule -Meeting with Gerard C. Smith, May 1, 1972 -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Navy -Submarines -Florida -Texas Kissinger's schedule -Trip to Paris -Meeting with Le Duc Tho -Publicity -Announcement Vietnam -Critics -Soviets -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -Lyndon B. Johnson -Troop levels -Negotiations -Compared with The President -Dealings with Soviets
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Soviets -May 2, 1972 meeting -Mission to Hanoi -Summit -The President’s comments in February 1969 -Linkage -State Department Willy Brandt -Government -Vote of "No Confidence" -Social Democratic Party [SDP] -Possible Outcome -Secret Ballot -Balance of power -Treaties -Ratification -Possible outcome of "No Confidence" vote -Impact -Treaties -Ratification -Impact -Leonid I. Brezhnev -US -Government -Strength -"No Confidence" vote -Procedures -Treaties -Ratification -Upper and Lower Houses -Moscow trip -US Speech draft on Vietnam -Changes -South Vietnam -Page five -Page six -Page seven -Page nine -Victory of communists
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Page ten -Andrews's draft -References to doves -Changes -Recommendations -Surrender of US -Wording -US involvement in Southeast Asia -Wording -Deletions -Rogers -Public impact -Presidency -McGovern -Wording of speech -Andrews's draft -Sentences -Future of US foreign policy -The President's talk at Congressional retirees dinner, April 25, 1972 -Presidency -McGovern -Copies -Kissinger's WSAG meeting -Kissinger's work with Winston Lord and Andrews -Quality of work of speechwriters -Lord’s tenure -Cambodia -Personalizations -Andrews's draft -Abstractions -References to demonstrators -Popular perceptions -Support for Muskie and McGovern
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Vietnam -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Kissinger's meeting with Le Duc Tho -SALT breakthrough -Significance -Kissinger’s trip -Summit -Expectations The President’s schedule -Haldeman Vietnam -Announcements -Bombing halt -Summit -Message to PRC -Private meeting -Laird -Thieu -Copy of April 26, 1972 speech Soviet trip -Haldeman -The President's schedule -Church service in Moscow -Kissinger's conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Soviet leaders -The President's reelection -Church -Maintenance -Reasons -Message for Dobrynin -Brezhnev -William F. (“Billy”) Graham -The President's schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Consultation with Soviet leaders -Brezhnev -Attitude toward the President -[Napoleon, King of France] Napoleon [Bonaparte] I -Chou En-Lai -Office -Foreign policy -The President’s accommodations -Lay-out and furnishings -Refurbishing Kremlin -Courtyard -US relations with Soviets -Compared to Harriman and Joseph Davies -North Vietnamese news article -US efforts in Soviet Union -Significance -Compared with US aid to Iran -Andrei A. Gromyko -Shah of Iran [Moahmmed Reza Pahlavi] -Bombing of Haiphong -Relation to summit -Harriman -Henry C. Lodge -Discussion with Giovanni Battista Motini [Pope Paul VI] -Kissinger's trip to Moscow The President's speech -Kissinger meeting -Work on draft -Speechwriters -Meeting with Kissinger -New draft -Time -Wording -Demonstrators -Actions Vietnam -Support for the President -Congressmen -Kissinger's briefing -John Sherman Cooper
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Colson The President talked with an unknown person [Haldeman?] at 10:29 am. [Conversation No. 333-7B] The unknown person's schedule Kissinger left at 10:29 am. [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 333-8 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:29 am - 11:36 am Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered and Sanchez left at 10:30 am. The President’s forthcoming speech -The President's suits -Color -Selection by Mark I. Goode -Style -Color -Importance -Television reception -Goode -William H. Carruthers -Selection -Ties Vietnam -Soviets -Ronald L. Ziegler -Henry A. Kissinger Soviet Union -The President's trip -Selection of reporters -Trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -St. Louis Post-Dispatch -Administration's supporters -Haldeman's task The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:30 and 10:44 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Conversation No. 333-8A] Russell A. Kirk -New book for the President -Florida [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Bombing halt -Implementation -Kissinger's opinion -May 2, 1972 meeting -Preparations -William Averell Harriman to Cyrus R. Vance cable -Understandings with North Vietnam -Artillery - Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Attacks on cities -Bombing halt -Condition -Use in speech by Kissinger -Bombing halt -Conditions -North Vietnamese position -US reply -Verbal agreements -Lyndon B. Johnson's queries -Soviet cable -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Resumption -Harriman's cable -Disclosure -Soviets -Philippines -Johnson -Nguyen Van Thieu -Resistance to halt -Nguyen Cao Ky -Anna C. Chennault
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tactics -Negotiations -National Liberation Front [NLF] -Ky plot -Cable traffic -Narrative -Tom C. Huston -Harriman's cable -Bombing halt -North Vietnamese agreement -Xuan Thuy -Huston Reception for Congressmen -Col. Albert Shoepper -Certificate -Kissinger’s briefing -Impressions of Congressmen at dinner -Clark MacGregor -The President's remarks The President's forthcoming speech -Responsibilities -Winston Lord and John K. Andrews, Jr. -Liberals -Remarks about demonstrators -United Nations [UN] -Changes -Personal terms -Kissinger Reception for Congressmen -John Sherman Cooper -William M. Colmer -Cooper's joke -MacGregor -Army Chorus -Unknown baritone -The Road to Mandalay -Modern music -Type of music -Audience reaction
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-PRC trip -America the Beautiful -Turkey in the Straw -Nostalgia -Performance -Marine Band -Performances -Gridiron -The President’s schedule -The President’s knowledge of guests -George H. Mahon Texas Tech University Red Raiders -Press coverage -Neglect -Ziegler -Herbert G. Klein The President's career -Memory of places visited -Amarillo, Texas Reception for Congressmen -Effect The Presidency -Credibility -Vietnam War -Impact -Speech -Andrews's and Lord's draft -Passage -PRC and Moscow trips -Wording -First person singular -UN -“Silent Majority” The President's speeches -Cambodia [April 30, 1970] -Effectiveness -Kent State University -Winston S. Churchill
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Statement on British Empire -Andrews's draft -Changes -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Speechwriters -Deficiencies -Use of first person singular -April 26, 1972 speech -Changes -Presidential election -The President’s forthcoming trip to Texas -Length -Review with Kissinger -Troop announcement -Stories in press -Peace talks Kissinger's Moscow trip -Press reports -News summary -Thomas E. Jarriel -Summit -Errors -Misstatements to press -Ziegler Kissinger -Trip to Moscow -Television coverage -Washington Post editorial -Kissinger's conversation with Katharine L. Graham Vietnam -The President's speeches and policies -Washington Post criticism -Vietnamization -Johnson -Offensive -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams -Briefing policy -John W. Vogt, Jr. -Refugees
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Press reports -John A. Scali -Press -Battle stories -Reports on perspective -Refugees -South Vietnam -Population centers -Control -Reports on Kissinger trip -Time cover -Washington Post -Life cover -Time cover -Washington Post -Kissinger and John B. Connally Haldeman's schedule -The President's speech -Follow-up work -The President's trip -Kissinger’s trip -Charles W Colson Press -Madam Nguyen Tri Binh letter -Publicity -Barry M. Goldwater's speech -Colson follow-up -Circulation The President’s forthcoming speech -Publicity -Reasons -Vogt -Follow-up -Attacks on "Dove Democrats" -The President's memorandum for Patrick J. Buchanan -George H. W. Bush -Haldeman's role -Florida trip -Arrangements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Stock market -Colson's analysis -C. Jackson Grayson, Jr. -Vietnam -Grayson -Prices -Correction -Articles -Biases of writers -Jewish left-wing -Economic indicators Frank T. Bow -Appointment as ambassador to Panama -Qualifications -Canal treaty -[Robert M. Sayre?] -Conversation with Peter M. Flanigan -William P. Rogers ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 4m 35s ]
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Public relations -White House staff -Television commentators -Vietnam Manolo Sanchez entered and left at an unknown time before 11:22 am. Refreshments
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Scali -Colson's staff -Thomas C. Korologos -Kenneth Khachigian -Buchanan -Kenneth W. Clawson -Washington Post -Scali -Republican National Committee [RNC] -Committee to Reelect the President [CRP] -Volunteers -Letter writing operation -Unknown female staff member -Distribution -Forthcoming speech -Calls Vietnam -US troop withdrawals -Army of the Republic of South Vietnam [ARVN] -Left wing critics -Problems -Kissinger's trip Press -Ziegler -Contacts with reporters -Fears of the President's policies -Kissinger -Trip -Handling of foreign policy -Soviets -Hanoi -Public opinion -Role of press The President’s schedule -John D. Ehrlichman [?] The President's speech -Draft -Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Completion -The President's review The President's schedule -Meeting with Herbert F. De Simone -Photograph opportunity -Meeting with Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yong-Sik -Time Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:30 and 11:22 am. [Conversation No. 333-8B] -Scheduling -Preparations -Location -Time [End of telephone conversation] -Photograph opportunity Vietnam -The President's opponents -Effectiveness
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-Demonstrations -University of California at Los Angeles [UCLA] -Haldeman's conversation with son, Harry -Size -Problems -Reaction -Defacement of library building -Property damage -Damage to antiwar movement -John F. Osborne Instruction for Haldeman Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 11:22 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with Kim Yong-sik -Time -Kissinger -Length -Change in time -Kissinger Butterfield left at 11:23 am. -Meeting with foreign ministers -Rogers -Meeting with De Simone -Time
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Speech draft -Place Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 11:23 and 11:36 am. [Conversation No. 333-8C] The President's schedule -Meeting with De Simone -Photograph opportunity -Time -Place [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -The President's policies -Briefings -Vogt -Scali -White House staff -Refugees -North Vietnamese attacks -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] news report -An Loc -Highway 13 -Return to Quang Tri -Battlefield reports -National Security Study Memorandum [NSSM] -Vietnamization -Cable from Harriman
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Haldeman left at 11:36 am.
Conversation No. 333-9 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. The President's schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:45 pm.
Conversation No. 333-10 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Rose Mary Woods?]. The President's speech -Suggested addition -Draft page
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Speechwriters -Changes -Deletions -South Vietnamese -Revisions -Length -Completion -Review
Conversation No. 333-11 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Henry A. Kissinger?]. Vietnam -Report -US military involvement -Termination -Civilians -Advisors -Briefing -Troop losses -Compared to World Wars I and II -Kontum -Liberals -US response
Conversation No. 333-12 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 1:45 pm.
Conversation No. 333-13 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. The President's speech -Last draft -Copies -Henry A. Kissinger -The President's copy -Final revisions
Conversation No. 333-14 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [Rose Mary Woods?]. The President's trip -Secretary -Nellie L. Yates
Conversation No. 333-15 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:10 pm and 1:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[See Conversation No. 23-80]
Conversation No. 333-16 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 1:45 pm - 2:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. The President talked with Charles W. Colson. [See Conversation No. 23-81; two items have been withdrawn from the conversation.]
Conversation No. 333-17 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:07 pm and 2:08 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-82] Conversation No. 333-18 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 2:08 pm - 2:12 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer. [See Conversation No. 23-83]
Conversation No. 333-19
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 3:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez [?]. Retrieval of unknown item Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 3:43 pm.
Conversation No. 333-20 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 2:12 pm and 3:43 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:43 pm.
Conversation No. 333-21 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 3:43 pm - 4:31 pm Location: Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Negotiations -Current developments -Le Duc Tho -Trip to Paris -Secret talks -Xuan Thuy -Statement to press -Nguyen Van Thieu -Associated Press [AP] story -Kissinger's press conference -Questions -Reports from Moscow -Leonid I. Brezhnev's meeting with Kissinger -Source -The President’s forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union -Brezhnev's offer -Significance -Willy Brandt -Other issues -Middle East -Source -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -The President's visit -Schedule -Brezhnev -Andrei A. Gromyko -Significance of reports -Soviets -US bombing -Hanoi -Dobrynin -The President's message -Summit -Yuli M. Vorontsov -The President's speech -Kissinger's revisions -Additions -Paris talks
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-Use of channels -US objectives -Prisoners of War [POW] return -Soviets -Delegation in Hanoi -Significance -Report of Kissinger's trip -Purpose -Brezhnev -Press reports -The President's speech -Revisions -Draft -North Vietnamese offensive -Changes -The President's orders for counterattacks -US role in Vietnam -Limitations -George S. McGovern's supporters -Response in North Vietnam and Soviet Union -Kissinger's conversation with Brezhnev -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Abilities -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Bombing of Hanoi and Haiphong -The President's decision -Kissinger’s trip -The President's Canadian trip -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Melvin R. Laird -Negotiations -[David] Kenneth Rush -The President's speech -William J. Porter -Changes -Kissinger's views -Revisions -Bombing halt -US public opinion -South Vietnam -Changes in speech
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Defense -Stakes in war -The President's speech -Bloodbath of non-communists -Number -Wording of statement -US goals -Prevention of bloodbath -Changes H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 4:04 pm. -Cable from Ellsworth F. Bunker -Release -John A. Scali -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Network coverage -Kissinger's office Kissinger talked with an unknown person in his office at an unknown time between 4:04 and 4:10 pm. [Conversation No. 333-21A] Vietnam -Cable from Bunker and Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Delivery to Oval Office -Location [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Senate Democratic caucus -Robert C. Byrd -Vote against administration policy -Kissinger's call to Byrd -Delays in meeting -Sensitive developments -Jeopardy -Caucus action -Problems -The President's reception for Congressmen
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Report from Clark MacGregor -Response -Forthcoming speech -Presidency -Speechwriters -Wording -Positive tone of the President -The President's speech -Text -Distribution to press -Ronald L. Ziegler, Scali and Charles W. Colson -Time -Briefing Haldeman left at 4:10 pm. The President's speech -Deletions -Copies -Distribution -US goals -Stopping invasion Vietnam -Kissinger's call to Byrd Kissinger talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:10 and 4:31 pm. [Conversation No. 333-21B] [See Conversation No. 23-84] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -The President's speech -Revisions -Consequences of defeat -Loss of respect Kissinger talked with Byrd at an unknown time between 4:10 and 4:31 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Conversation No. 333-21C] [See Conversation No. 23-85] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Byrd's support of the President -Democratic caucus -Delay -J. William Fulbright's request in writing -Byrd's problem -Byrd -Meeting with Kissinger -Confidentiality -Scheduling -Time and day -Negotiations -Private meetings -Democratic caucus -Time and day -Errors -Kissinger's call to Haldeman Kissinger talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 4:10 and 4:31 pm. [Conversation No. 333-21D] Call to Haldeman -Return call [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -The President's speech -Review -Stakes in war -US credibility with allies -Future aggression -Changes -Kissinger's copy -North Vietnamese invasion
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] crossing -Shelling of civilians -Violation of 1968 bombing halt understanding -Deletions -Issues in war -Negotiations -Return of POWs -Conclusion -Press copy -Kissinger's copies -Rose Mary Woods -Press copies The President talked with Woods at an unknown time between 4:10 and 4:31 pm. [Conversation No. 333-21E] Vietnam -The President's speech -Kissinger's copy -Corrections -Delivery -Press copy [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -The President's speech -Further changes -Impact on country -Kissinger's press briefing -Time -Format -Negotiations -Resumption Haldeman talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 4:10 and 4:31 pm. [Conversation No. 333-21F] [See Conversation No. 23-86]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President conferred with Kissinger twice during the conversation. Confirmation of Senate Democratic caucus meeting time [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Democratic caucus -Kissinger's conversation with Byrd -Byrd's reliability -Change of date -Certainty -Kissinger's trip to Paris -Secrecy -Byrd -Byrd's position -Kissinger's conversation with Fulbright -Kissinger's call to Byrd -Byrd's response -Fulbright -The President's speech -Compared with the President's talk to Congressmen -Simple language The President’s schedule Kissinger left at 4:31 pm.
Conversation No. 333-22 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:31 pm and 4:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -The President's speech -The President's copy -Completion
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Delivery -Press copy
Conversation No. 333-23 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 4:34 pm - 4:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 23-87]
Conversation No. 333-24 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:37 pm and 5:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -The President's speech -Unknown person's attendance -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Democratic caucus -Response -Negotiations
Conversation No. 333-25 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:37 pm and 5:01 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person in H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman's office.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Call to Haldeman -Return call
Conversation No. 333-26 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 5:01 pm - 5:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -The President's call to Kissinger -Kissinger's trip to Paris -Private talks -Kissinger's call to Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Timing -Leaks -Message to Laird -The President's speech -Rogers's copy Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Kissinger’s talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Kissinger's meeting with Gerard C. Smith -Rogers's role -Credit -Leaks -Proposals -Rogers's Vvew -Issues -Submarines -Proposal -Smith -Rogers's knowledge -Kissinger's call to Smith -Rogers's presence at meeting -State Department
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -The President's speech -Copy to Rogers -Corrections -Haldeman -Rogers's call to Kissinger -Meeting -Copy to Rose Mary Woods -Joseph C. Kraft -Copy to Rogers -Problems -Changes -State Department proposals SALT talks -Leaks -Chalmers M. Roberts -Washington Post -State department involvement -Rogers -Involvement -Knowledge -Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles [SLBMs] -Interest -Call to the President -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -The President's call -Joint Chiefs of Staff and Department of Defense -SLBMs -US proposals -Rogers -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -SLBMs -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Converstaion with Kissinger -Conversation with Rogers -SLBMs The President's speech -Copy to Rogers -Key section -Delivery
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Time -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.'s report -Other sections Kissinger left at 5:10 pm.
Conversation No. 333-27 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 5:14 pm - 5:16 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -The President's speech -Changes -Number of words -Additions -Completion -Length -Contents -Diplomatic negotiations -Meetings in Paris -US bombing -Hanoi -Soviets
Woods left at 5:16 pm.
Conversation No. 333-28 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person [H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman?].
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule -Rose Garden -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 333-45 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person in Henry A. Kissinger's office. Return call from unknown person
Conversation No. 333-29 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:16 pm and 5:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.] The President answered the phone at an unknown time between 5:16 and 5:50 pm. [Conversation No. 333-29A] [Mistaken connection?]
Conversation No. 333-30 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 5:50 pm - 6:06 pm Location: Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with H. R.(“Bob”) Haldeman. Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President and Haldeman -Location William F. (“Billy”) Graham -Greetings -Support for the President's Moscow trip and bombing in North Vietnam -Press conferences -Minneapolis newspaper's headlines -Support for the President -Work with presidents -Lyndon B. Johnson -The President Vietnam -The President's speech -Delivery -Associated Press [AP] -Time -Final draft -Completion -John A. Scali -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Richard G. Valeriani -News stories -Release -Kissinger -Soviet delegation in Hanoi -The President's speech -Rhetoric -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -John K. Andrews, Jr. -Deletions -Troop withdrawals The President rehearsed a speech at an unknown time between 5:50 and 6:06 pm.
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[A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.] An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 5:50 pm. The President’s schedule The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:06 pm The President resumed rehearsing his speech at an unknown time. [End of speech] Vietnam -The President's speech -Tone -Haldeman's opinion Walk in Rose Garden The President and Haldeman left at 6:06 pm.
Conversation No. 333-31 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 6:20 pm - 6:32 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam -1972 election -The President's speech William P. Rogers -Haiphong -Bombing -Unknown person's testimony -Effectiveness -Initiative
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Interest in public relations -Cabinet -Abilities -Moscow -The President's visit -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -The President's visit -Wreath laying Trips -Mrs. Nixon -Press coverage -People's Republic of China [PRC] trip -Soviet trip -Visibility -Location of meetings
Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:20 pm. Refreshment Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:32 pm. The President's schedule -The President's speech -Press conference -Scheduling -The President's speech -Audience -Response -Rhetoric -“Invasion” -"Communist" -"Bloodbath" -Media -Public support for the President -William F. (“Billy”) Graham Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:20 pm. Refreshment
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:32 pm. Vietnam -The President's speech -Response of hawks -Bombing -Hawks -Rogers Strategic Arms Limitations Talks [SALT] -Announcement -Gerard C. Smith -Meeting on May 1, 1972 -Rogers -Knowledge of issue -Negotiations -Timing of announcement -Henry A. Kissinger's trip to Moscow -State Department -Difference from the White House -Timing of announcement -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Kissinger -Chalmers M. Roberts Kissinger -Meeting with Ronald L. Ziegler -Story on Soviet delegation to Hanoi -Chicago Tribune -Source -Significance -Leak to Chicago Tribune -Denials -New York Daily News and Copley News Service -Interview with Joseph C. Kraft -Press stories -Image -Meetings with Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-lai, Charles A. J. M. De Gaulle and Brezhnev -Conversations -Possible book written by Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Samantha Eggar -Visit -Haldeman's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Social life Haldeman left at 6:32 pm.
Conversation No. 333-32 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:32 pm and 6:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No 23-88]
Conversation No. 333-33 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 6:35 pm - 6:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No 23-89; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.]
Conversation No. 333-34 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:36 pm and 7:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Greetings
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The unknown person left at an unknown time before 7:07 pm.
Conversation No. 333-35 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:36 pm and 7:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 333-36 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:36 pm and 7:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Acknowledgement
Conversation No. 333-37 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:36 pm and 7:07 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.]
Conversation No. 333-38 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 7:07-7:10 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No 23-90] Conversation No. 333-39 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:10 pm and 7:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.]
Conversation No. 333-40 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:10 pm and 7:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No 23-91]
Conversation No. 333-41 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 7:37 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No 23-92] Conversation No. 333-42 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:37 pm and 8:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No 23-93]
Conversation No. 333-43
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Date: April 26, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:37 pm and 8:20 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed a speech. [A transcript of the final broadcast of this speech appears in, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States,1972, pp. 550-554.]
Conversation No. 333-44 Date: April 26, 1972 Time: 8:20 pm - 8:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No 23-94]