336

Date: 
May 05, 1972 - May 08, 1972
Location: 
Executive Office Building
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-1 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:15 and 3:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-167]
Conversation No. 336-2 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:25 and 3:26 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [See Conversation No. 23-168]
Conversation No. 336-3 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:26 and before 3:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm.
Conversation No. 336-4 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:26 and before 3:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. President’s schedule -Camp David
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3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-4 (cont.) Sanchez left at an unknown time before 3:30 pm.
Conversation No. 336-5 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:26 and 3:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. President’s schedule -Camp David trip -Helicopter -Time
Conversation No. 336-6 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 3:30 - 3:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Camp David trip -Reading material President’s schedule -Duke Law School dinner -Number attending -Tables -Arrangements -Number attending -Seating -Drinks -Grand Hall
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-6 (cont.) -East Room -White House photographer -Tables -Meeting with law school dean -Number of regrets -Remarks -[David] Kenneth Rush -Dean Joseph T. Sneed Butterfield left at 3:35 pm.
Conversation No. 336-7 Date: May 5, 1972 Time: 3:36-3:46 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech -Draft -Status -Completion time -President’s work -Camp David -US command structure -President’s meeting with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Melvin R. Laird The President talked with Rose Mary Woods at an unknown time between 3:36 and 3:46 pm. [Conversation No. 336-7A]
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-7 (cont.) President’s schedule -Camp David departure -Time [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -US command structure -Laird -The President’s view -Change -Commander-In-Chief, Pacific [CINCPAC] -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Removal -Haig -Allied commander for Southeast Asia -Reasons -CINCPAC -Gen. Bruce Palmer -An Admiral -Gen. Frederick C. Weyand -[Forename unknown] Huxtable [?] -Lt. Gen. William E. Dupuy [?] -Gen. John W. Vogt -Haig -Abrams -Ambassadorship -Spain -Laird -Handling -Meeting with Kissinger -Abrams -Possible Chief of Staff -Transfer from South Vietnam -Possible Chief of Staff -Haig -Palmer -Kissinger’s view -Dupuy -The President’s view -A Navy Commander -Palmer
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-7 (cont.) -An Admiral -Necessary qualifications -Kissinger’s meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Soviets -The President’s view -Mutual pressures -Vietnam Vietnam -US command -Changes -Laird -William P. Rogers -Camp David -Support from Laird and Rogers -President’s orders -The President’s view -Laird, Kissinger, and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Meeting with Rogers -Timing -Rogers -Forthcoming meeting with President -Command structure change -President’s previous meeting with Haig -Reason for change -Abrams -Job transfer -Haig -Change -Palmer -Day -Announcement -President’s forthcoming speech -Laird -Palmer -Abrams -Lines of communication -Palmer -Reports to the President -Laird Kissinger’s schedule
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-7 (cont.) -New York -Return Kissinger left at 3:46 pm.
Conversation No. 336-8 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 1:15 - 2:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. [Discontinuities in the conversation appear in the original recording.] President’s schedule -A meeting -Time Vietnam -President’s policies -Veterans -Support -Opposition -President’s actions -John B. Connally -Blockade -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Seperability -Risks -Edward M. Kennedy -Hue -Television coverage -Nature of reports -Henry A. Kissinger -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Negotiations -Kissinger’s schedule
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Paris trip -Collapse -Soviet Summit -Agreements -Timing of blockade -Possible South Vietname collapse -Melvin R. Laird -Senate -J. William Fulbright, John C. Stennis -Advice -Risks -South Vietnam collapse -Hue -South Vietnamese morale -Blockade and mining of Haiphong -South Vietnamese morale -Soviet summit -Timing -Possible South Vietnam collapse -Postponement -Timing -Negotiations -North Vietnam offensive -Political risks -Kennedy -Connally’s advice -President’s goals -Peace Abortion -President’s letter to Terence Cardinal Cooke -John D. Ehrlichman -Release -Circumstances -Review -Ehrlichman -John N. Mitchell -Patrick J. Buchanan -Haldeman’s advice -Mitchell -Ehrlichman -Committee to Re-elect the President [CRP] role
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Ehrlichman’s advice -Issue of public release -Peter M. Flanigan -Ehrlichman -Buchanan -Public release -Nelson A. Rockefeller -New York legislation -Effect -Release -Ehrlichman’s explanation -Rockefeller -Abortion bill -Rockefeller’s veto -Release -Flanigan’s advice -Anti-abortion supporters -Rockefeller’s report -Demonstrations in Albany Henry A. Kissinger entered at 1:35 pm. German treaties -Call from Egon Bahr -Message from the President Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Forthcoming meeting with Kissinger -[David] Kenneth Rush Vietnam -Blockade -Support -William P. Rogers -Timing -Rush Kissinger talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:35 and 2:10 pm. [Conversation No. 336-8A] [See Conversation No. 24-3]
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Soviet summit -Impact of blockade -Haldeman’s view Kissinger talked with rush at an unknown time between 1:35 and 2:10 pm. [Conversation No. 336-8B] [See Conversation No. 24-4] [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:35 and 2:10 pm. [Conversation No. 336-8C] Call To Alexander M. Haig, Jr. [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Risks -Hue collapse -Significance -South Vietnam collapse -Significance -Brezhnev -Summit agreements -World peace -Timing -Kissinger’s schedule -Camp David -Soviet summit -German treaty -President’s decision
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Hue collapse -Timing -Significance -Timing -President’s decision -The President’s view An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 1:35 pm. Delivery of lunch The unknown person left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm. Vietnam -Blockade -President’s decision -Timing -German Treaty -Failure to act -Meaning -The President’s view -Timing -Negotiations -Delay in decision -Possible South Vietnam collapse -Possible US defeat -Laird’s view -Soviet interpretation -North Vietnam offensive -Kissinger’s view -Hue -Objectives -Saigon -Soviet summit -Probability of military setbacks -Kissinger’s view -Kontum -Press reporting -The President’s view -Probability of Kontum collapse -Rogers -Connally’s advice
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -US bargaining position -Public opinion -Soviet Summit -US bombing -Hanoi -Haiphong -Cancellation possibility -Bombing -Duration -Kisssinger’s view -South Vietnam collapse -Impact -Cancellation -Impact on forthcoming election -Importance -Impact on US loss in Southeast Asia -Soviet prestige -North Vietnam offensive -Tanks -Laird -Numbers and size -US tanks in South Vietnam -Laird -Soviet summit -President’s decision to blockade -Air strikes -Hanoi, Haipong -Risk of South Vietnam collapse -Blockade and mining -Effect on North Vietnam strategy -Duration -Impact on North Vietnam -Impact on Soviets -Soviet summit -Possible cancellation -Likelihood -Kissinger’s view -Lyndon B. Johnson -Air strikes -Connally’s advice -Effectiveness -Blockade
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Effectiveness -South Vietnam survival -Comparison with bombing -South Vietnam defeat -Consequences for US -Connally’s view -Rogers’s view -Haldeman’s view -Domestic public opinion -Haiphong -Consequences for the President -Forthcoming presidential campaign -Blockade -President’s purpose -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Laird’s view -President’s forthcoming speech -Numbers -US withdrawal -Impact on North Vietnam -President’s final decision -President’s forthcoming speech -Democratic Caucus -Kissinger briefing -President’s meeting with Michael J. Mansfield -Resolution to end the war -Delay -Soviet summit -President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Fulbright, Stennis -Attendees -Fulbright -Allen J. Ellender -Timing -Attendees -Possible Congressional response -Kissinger’s view -Senate request -Blockade decision -Haldeman’s opinion -Comparison with Cambodia -Briefing of Congressmen
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Rogers -Laird -Kissinger -President’s speech -Notification of Congressional leaders -Mansfield -Handling -President’s manner -Haldeman’s view -Rogers -Fulbright -Comparison with President’s Cambodian announcement -Timing -Reasons -Legal aspects of blockade -Haig -Rogers -Attendees -Appropriations Committee -Armed Services Committee -The President’s view -Ellender -Appropriations Committee -Armed Services Committee -George H. Mahon -Telephone call -A previous dinner attended by Kissinger -Thomas W. Braden -Frank F. Church -Fulbright -President’s terms -The President’s view -Blockade -Ceasefire -POWs -US withdrawal -Cabinet meeting -Kissinger’s view -Rogers -President’s appearance -Cabinet Room -Television speech
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -President’s remarks -Position -Support for the President’s decision to blockade -Haldeman’s view -Rogers Haldeman left at 2:10 pm. Kissinger talked with Haig at 2:10 pm. [Conversation No. 336-8D] -Notification of blockade decision -Haldeman -Laird -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] [End of telephone conversation] -President’s decision -Kissinger’s view -President’s forthcoming speech -Soviet weapons -Deletions and additions -Draft -Rose Mary Woods -Civilian casualties -Delivery on television -Time -Comparison to John F. Kennedy’s Cuban missile crisis speech -Length -Announcement -Escalation -US peace offers -Rejection by North Vietnam -Wording -US troops in Vietnam -Numbers -Withdrawal -Number -Wording -Soviet weapons
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) -Delivery to North Vietnam -US aid to South Vietnam -Wording -Implementation of blockade -Communications -Soviet aid to North Vietnam -Surrender -Hanoi -Saigon -Draft -Woods’s suggestion for the conclusion -President’s letter to Brezhnev -Dobrynin -Kissinger’s review -Woods -Completion Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Military action -Ceasefire -Extent -Supervision -Extent -Outcome -Previous National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Outcome -Laird -Position -Rogers -Support for the President -Public opinion -President’s decision Kissinger left at 2:30 pm.
Conversation No. 336-9 Date: May 8, 1972
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conv. No. 336-8 (cont.) Time: 2:33 - 2:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Vietnam -Blockade -President’s speech -Timing of the President’s decision Ziegler left at 2:35 pm.
Conversation No. 336-10 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 2:35 and before 3:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Delivery of an unknown object -Placement The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm.
Conversation No. 336-11 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 2:35 and before 3:45 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown person. Vietnam -President’s speech -Delivery The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm.
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conversation No. 336-12 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 3:45 - 3:46 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Marjorie P. Acker. [Unintelligible] Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -President’s copy -Preparation -Rose Mary Woods Acker left at 3:46 pm.
Conversation No. 336-13 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:46 and 3:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -President’s speech -Draft -Wording -Deletions
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-14 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:46 and 3:58 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Wording
Conversation No. 336-15 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:46 and before 3:58 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 3:58 pm.
Conversation No. 336-16
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-15 (cont.)
Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Between 3:58 and 3:59 pm Location: Executive Office Building Henry A. Kissinger talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 24-5]
Conversation No. 336-17 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:59 and 4:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Final copy -Preparation -Wording -Changes
Conversation No. 336-18 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:59 and 4:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. President’s schedule -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Preparation -Cabinet meeting
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Time -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Return calls -John B. Connally -William F. (“Billy”) Graham Vietnam -Blockade -Democrats
Conv. No. 336-17 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-19 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:59 and 4:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-6]
Conversation No. 336-20 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 4:13 pm Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 24-7]
Conversation No. 336-21 Date: May 8, 1972
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Time: Between 4:14 and 4:15 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Alexander P. Butterfield. [See Conversation No. 24-8]
Conversation No. 336-22 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:15 and 4:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-9]
Conversation No. 336-23 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:15 and 4:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown man. Vietnam -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Arrangements
Conversation No. 336-24 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 4:25 pm
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Location: Executive Office Building The White House operator talked with the President. [See Conversation No. 24-10]
Conversation No. 336-25 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:25 and before 4:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Attire -Color -Tie Sanchez left at an unknown time before 4:35 pm.
Conversation No. 336-26 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:25 and 4:35 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Preparations -Copies
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conversation No. 336-27 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:25 and before 4:35 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 4:35 pm.
Conversation No. 336-28 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Between 4:35 and 4:36 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower. [See Conversation No. 24-11; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.]
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-29 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:36 and 4:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. President’s forthcoming speech on Vietnam blockade -Soliciting public reaction to speech -The President’s view -Well-wishers
Conversation No. 336-30 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:36 and before 4:50 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man. President’s forthcoming speech on Vietnam blockade -Attire The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:50 pm.
Conversation No. 336-31 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 4:50 - 4:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods.
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Vietnam -President’s speech -Copy -Proofreading -Changes -Wording -Winston Lord -South Vietnam -Proper title Woods left at 4:55 pm.
Conv. No. 336-31 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-32 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Between 4:55 and 4:57 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 24-13] [End of telephone conversation] An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 4:55 pm. Delivery of speech draft The unknown person left at an unknown time before 4:57 pm.
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-33 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:57 and before 5:23 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 5:23 pm.
Conversation No. 336-34 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:57 and 5:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-35 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:57 and 5:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-14]
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-36 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:57 and 5:23 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-37 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Between 5:23 and 5:27 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. [See Conversation No. 24-16]
Conversation No. 336-38 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 5:27 - 5:30 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Change in wording Woods left at 5:30 pm.
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-39 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:52 and 5:54 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Revisions -Escalation of war -References -Deletions -Strength of wording -Kissinger’s revisions -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo German treaties
Conversation No. 336-40 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 5:54 - 5:55 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. [Unintelligible] Woods left at 5:55 pm.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-41 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972,. pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-42 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 5:55 and before 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Vietnam -President’s speech -Woods’ work Woods left at and unknown time before 6:09 pm.
Conversation No. 336-43 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 5:55 and before 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
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31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-43 (cont.)
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 6:09 pm.
Conversation No. 336-44 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -President’s speech -Cabinet meeting -President’s appearance -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -President’s departure
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-45 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-46 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s speech -Press copy -Deletion
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Conversation No. 336-47 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-48 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:55 and 6:09 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s speech -Change -Deletion
Conversation No. 336-49 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 6:09 - 6:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Vietnam -President’s speech -Change -Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with Congressional leaders -A copy -President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Time and place -Cabinet Butterfield left at 6:14 pm.
Conv. No. 336-49 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-50 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:14 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-51 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:14 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s speech -Deletion
Conversation No. 336-52
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:14 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-53 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:19 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person. Vietnam -President’s speech -Lighting -Mark I. Goode
Conversation No. 336-54 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:19 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 336-55
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:19 and 6:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-56 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 6:22 - 6:34 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s speech on the blockade -US courses of action -Wording -Deletions -US withdrawal The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 6:22 pm and 6:34 pm. [Conversation No. 336-56A] -Changes [End of telephone conversation] -US offers -North Vietnam rejection -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Withdrawal -Cambodia -Wording
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Melvin R. Laird, William P. Rogers -Tone -Blockade -President’s decision -President’s orders -Kissinger’s briefing -Termination of war -Importance -Kissinger’s meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Blockade -President’s speech -Demeanor -Press reports -Kissinger’s briefing -Arrangements -Previous US actions -Cambodia, Laos -Rogers, Laird -Cambodia -Laird, Rogers -Blockade -President’s decision -President’s speech -Delivery -Tone Kissinger left at 6:34 pm.
Conv. No. 336-56 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-57 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 and 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [This is a continuation of Conversation No. 336-34] [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-57 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-58 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 and 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s speech on the blockade -Changes -Peace offers -Cease-fire -Troops
Conversation No. 336-59 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 and 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-60 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 6:34 and before 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with an unknown man.
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 7:14 pm.
Conversation No. 336-61 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 and 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Meeting with the President -Speech
Conversation No. 336-62 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 6:34 and 7:14 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conversation No. 336-63 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 6:34 and before 7:14 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 7:14 pm.
Conversation No. 336-64 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 7:14 -7:25 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech -Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -US response
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s briefing -Handling of questions -Soviet ships on high seas -Blockade -Weapons and supplies -Air strikes -Time -Comparison to 1966-67 -Petroleum, oils, and lubricants [POL] -William Yandell Elliott -World War II -Targets -POL dumps -Psychological impact -Priority -Railroads -Power plants -Destruction -POLs and power plants -Effectiveness to date -Supplies on hand -Melvin R. Laird -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Laird -Kissinger’s meeting with Dobrynin -President’s meeting with Congressional leaders -Length -Questions -Rogers and Laird -Blockade -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Position -Gen. Creighton Abrams -Position -Laird -The President’s view -Political plans Kissinger left at 7:25 pm.
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-64 (cont.)
Conversation No. 336-65 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:25 and 8:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown man. Vietnam -William P. Rogers -Peace offer -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Melvin Laird -Rogers
Conversation No. 336-66 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:25 and 8:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587]
Conversation No. 336-67 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:25 and 8:04 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President talked with an unknown person.
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Meeting with Congressional leaders -Call to the President
Conversation No. 336-68 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: Unknown after 7:25 - 8:05 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President rehearsed his “Address to the Nation on the Situation in Southeast Asia”. [See Public Papers of the Presidents, Richard M. Nixon, 1972, pp. 583-587] H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman talked with the President between 8:04 and 8:05 pm. [Conversation No. 336-68A] [See Conversation No. 24-17] [End of telephone conversation]
Conversation No. 336-69 Date: May 8, 1972 Time: 9:45 - 11:22 pm Location: Executive Office Building The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Vietnam -President’s forthcoming speech on the blockade -Delivery -Wording -Appeals to deity
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Rose Mary Woods -Responses -Soviet Summit -Press -Advanced texts -Length -Mining -Tone -Wording -William P. Rogers -Blockade -Purpose -Rhetoric Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:45 and 9:57 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69A] Henry A. Kissinger -Meeting with the President -Time -Location -Meeting with Congressmen [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Location -Meeting with Congressmen Cabinet meeting -Value -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Briefings -Importance -Content -Response Haldeman talked with Alexander P. Butterfield at an unknown time between 9:45 and 9:57 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69B]
Conv. No. 336-68 (cont.)
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 24-18] [End of telephone conversation] Call from Laird Laird talked with the President between 9:57 and 10:00 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69C] [See Conversation No. 24-19] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Rogers -The President’s view -Laird -Rogers -Public stance -Press reports -Leaks -Laird -Public support -Necessity -Rogers -Public stance -Press reports -President’s speech The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:00 and 10:04 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69D] [See Conversation No. 24-20] [End telephone conversation] Vietnam
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Blockade An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:00 pm. Refreshment Manolo Sanchez -Health The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:04 pm. Vietnam -President’s speech -Response -Phone calls The President talked with Julie Nixon Eisenhower between 10:04 and and unknown time before 10:06 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69E] [See Conversation No. 24-21; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.] The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon between and unknown time after 10:04 and 10:06 pm. [End of telephone conversation] Henry A. Kissinger entered at 10:05 pm. Vietnam -Blockade -Rogers’s statement -The President’s view -Bombing -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Time -Haldeman -Necessity -Michael J. Mansfield -People’s Republic of China [PRC] border -Meeting with Kissinger
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
President’s speech -Charles W. Colson’s phone calls -The President’s view -George Meany -Kissinger’s call -Frank E. Fitzsimmons -I. W. Abel -Postal workers -Educators -William Carter, Wisconsin State University -Unknown person from Eastern Kentucky University -Blockade -Kissinger’s previous meeting with Dobrynin -Soviet response -Air strikes -Intensity -Bombing of civilian areas -President’s speech -The President’s view -Delivery -Blockade -Laird’s public stance -President’s message to pilots -Rogers -Position -The President’s view -Kissinger’s view -Laird -The President’s view -President’s speech -Message of support -Victor Riesel -Editorial support -Seattle Post-Intelligencer -Arizona Republic -Boston Herald-Traveller -Denver Post -Bill Hornby -Buffalo Evening News -Los Angeles Herald-Examiner -San Diego Union
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Philadelphia Inquirer -Columbus Dispatch -Carl McLunan [?] -Hartford Courant -Houston Chronicle -Chicago Tribune -George Healy -Wallace F. Bennett -Mayors and governors -Mayor of Spokane -Salem, Oregon -Winfield Dunn -Comparison to Cuban Missile Crisis -Mining -Soviet Summit -Possible cancellation -Kissinger’s view -President’s speech -Support -Max M. Fisher -Mr. and Mrs. Taft Schreiber -German leaders -Franz Josef Strauss -Willy Brandt -Message -Soviet Summit -Delivery -The President’s view -Blockade -Foreign response -Egon Bahr [?] -Relations with the US -Bombing -PRC border -Mansfield’s reservations -Rogers -Rogers -Subcabinet briefing -Value -Position -North Vietnamese mining of Saigon River -US attitude
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Haig -Trip to Vietnam -Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger’s briefing -Meaning of President’s decision -Support within Administration -Rogers Kissinger’s schedule Vietnam -Blockade and bombing -Laird -Position -Rogers -Europe -Laird -Subcabinet briefing -Kissinger -Value -Time Kissinger’s schedule Vietnam -Blockade -President’s decision -Necessity -Lot’s wife -Importance -Kissinger’s view -Air strikes -Compared with World War II -Hanoi, Haiphong -Intensity -The President’s view Kissinger left at 10:23 pm. Vietnam -Blockade -Rogers
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Public stance -The President’s view An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:23 pm. A cigar The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:42 pm. Vietnam -Blockade -Need for support An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 10:23 pm. Cigars The unknown man left at an unknown time before 10:42 pm. Vietnam -Blockade decision -Supporters -Telephone calls -Initiative -List -Purpose -Mobilization -Cabinet -Elliott L. Richardson -Rogers -Donald H Rumsfeld and Robert H. Finch -Philosophy Dwight D. Eisenhower -Philosophy Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Likelihood -John B. Connally’s forthcoming resignation -Timing -Rogers
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Laird -Supporters -[Forename unknown] Lang [?] -Telephone calls Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69F] [See Conversation No. 24-22] [End of telephone conversation] President’s schedule -Duke Law School reunion -Photographs -Location -Butterfield -Remarks -Speechwriters Colson -Call Haldeman talked with Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69G] [See Conversation No. 24-23] [End of telephone conversation] Rebozo -Telephone calls -Number -Sloane McCray [?] -A woman caller -Western Union -Responses to the President’s speech
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. [Conversation No. 366-69H] [See Conversation No. 24-24] Haldeman conferred with the President at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. Vietnam -President’s speech -Comparison with other speeches -Public response [End of conferral] Haldeman talked with Colson at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:23 an 10:42 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69I] [See Conversation No. 24-25] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -[David] Kenneth Rush -“Today” show appearance -Colson -Analysis of speech -Analysis of response -President’s speech -Public response -Phone calls -Publicity -Ziegler -Western Union
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Volume of messages -Ziegler’s analysis Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 10:23 and 10:42 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69J] Call to Ziegler [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with Rush between 10:42 and 10:45 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69K] [See Conversation No. 24-26] [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman talked with Ziegler between 10:42 and an unknown time before 10:47 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69L] Vietnam -President’s speech -Response [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 10:45 and 10:47 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69M] [See Conversation No. 24-169] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -President’s speech -Response -Ziegler
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Telephone calls -Volume -Support -Western Union -Volume -Ziegler’s statement -President’s demeanor -John A. Scali The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 10:45 and 10:47 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69N] [See Conversation No. 24-27] [End of telephone conversation] The President talked with George Meany between 10:47 and 10:48 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69O] [See Conversation No. 24-28] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Meany -Statement Tricia Nixon Cox talked with the President between 10:49 and an unknown time before 10:52 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69P] [See Conversation No. 24-29; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation.] The President talked with Edward R. F. Cox at an unknown time after 10:49 and 10:52 pm. [End of telephone conversation]
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) Vietnam -Telephone calls -William F. (“Billy”) Graham Haldeman talked with the White House operator at an unknwon time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69Q] [See Conversation No. 24-30] [End to telephone conversation] Graham -Position on Vietnam Vietnam -Air strikes -Intensity The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time netween 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69R] [See Conversation No. 24-31] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -President’s speech -Public response -Rose Mary Woods -Jack Cauley [sp?]
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01)
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
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-Telephone call -Charles S. Rhyne -Telephone call -Adm. Moorer -Telephone call -Claudia Miles -Call from Llewelyn J. Evans, Jr. -Woods -President’s delivery -Soviets -Schedule The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69S] [See Conversation No. 24-32] [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman talked with Graham at an unknown time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69T] [See Conversation No. 24-33] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Blockade -President’s speech -Graham’s response -Ruth McC. (Bell) Graham’s response -National response -Press comments -British response -German and French responses -Soviet summit -Effect -Billy Graham’s press conference -Memphis, Birmingham -Content -Public response -Telegrams of support -Michael Sinacrombie [sp?] -Hancock County, West Virginia -Unknown worker -A Monterrey citizen -Democrats from Massachusetts -Thomas B. Thornton -Princeton, West Virginia Colson talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69U] [See Conversation No. 24-34] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Blockade -Public response -Western Union offices -Colson’s talk with company president -Volume of responses -Emergency crews -Apology statements -Albert E. Sindlinger polls -Public desires for action -Possible effect on the Soviet summit
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)
58 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Nov-01) -Louis P. Harris poll -Soviet reactions -Public reaction -Duration of support Colson talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69V] [See Conversation No. 24-35] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -President’s speech -Meany’s public statement -Strength of support -Rogers [?] -A report -Harris poll -Public support for blockade -President’s candor -Enhancement Lawrence M. Higby talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 10:52 and 11:22 pm. [Conversation No. 336-69W] [See Conversation No. 24-36] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -President’s speech -George D. Aiken -Statement of support -Statements of support -Reading of Telegrams -Publicity The President and Haldeman left at 11:22 pm.
Conv. No. 336-69 (cont.)