474

Date: 
Mar 26, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 474-1 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: 9:40 am - 9:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Seating Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] figures -Kissinger -Kissingers previous briefing -Congressional leaders -Memorandum for the President Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:40 am Presidents schedule -John D. Ehrlichman -Cabinet meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 9:55 am Vietnam -Washington Post story, March 26, 1971 -Presidents response -Peter Osnos -Quotes by an American major Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:40 am Washington Post delivery Bull left at an unknown time before 9:55 am Vietnam -Washington Post story -A majors quotes -Admiral Thomas H. Moorer
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Presidents view -Ranks -Osnos -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Content of press account -Abrams -Washington Post story -A majors quotes -Presidents concern Abrams -Work -Kissingers view -Possible appointment as Chief of Staff -Armys needs -Kissingers view -General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -General Richard G. Stilwell Vietnam -Washington Post story -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Account -Congressmen -Laos operation (Lam Son) -End of operation -Kissingers view -Presidents March 14, 1971 press conference -US and South Vietnam command -General Nguyen Van Thieus decision -Weather -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] losses -Enemy losses -Number -Abrams -South Vietnamese morale -Ellsworth F. Bunker memorandum -Success of operation -Publicity -Thieu
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Bunker -Cable -Presidents assessment -Washington Post story -A majors quotes -Haig -Army and Air Force morale Conv. No. 474-1 (cont.) -Press -Public opinion -Presidents view -Kissingers previous meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -North Vietnam -Presidents forthcoming announcement -Presidents forthcoming speech -William P. Rogers -Melvin R. Laird -Negotiations -Dobrynin -Timing -Kissingers response -Presidents forthcoming speech, April 7, 1971 -Negotiations -Troop withdrawals -Number -Effect of Laos operation (Lam Son) -Length -Writer -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -William L. Safire -Winston Lord -October 10, 1970 Speech -Draft -Presidents delivery -Compared with Howard K. Smith interview -Delivery of draft -Press -Kissingers role -Stewart J. O. and Joseph W. Alsop -S. J. O. Alsops position -Withdrawal -Presidents response
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Democrats caucus -A vote on March 31, 1971 -Presidents statements -Presidents policies -[Thomas] Hale Boggs Southerners Conv. No. 474-1 (cont.) Boggs -Previous dinner with Kissinger -Support for the President -Compared with Republicans Republicans -Support for President -Congressional leaders -Draft Vietnam -Television coverage -Effect -Abraham Lincolns presidency -Shenandoah Valley -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Evaluation -Presidents view -Press -Public relations efforts -Presidents view -New York Times, March 25, 1971 -Television -Coverage -Previous footage -Public opinion -Effect -Casualties -Decreases -Future military action -Kissingers view -Possible North Vietnamese attacks -Possible ARVN attacks
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Effect on public opinion -Kissingers view -I, III, IV Corps -US role -Presidents view -South Vietnamese role -US role -Air power -A meeting with Laird and Moorer -Future -Military equipment and material -Air strikes -Number -Attacks on Kissinger Kissinger left at 9:55 am
Conv. No. 474-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 474-2 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: 9:55 am - 10:00 am Location: Oval Office The President met with John D. Ehrlichman Domestic Intelligence Advisory Board -Executive Order -Staff Cabinet meeting -Arthur F. Burns -A speech by Herbert Stein -Federal Reserve Board -Burns previous meeting with the President -Presidents influence with Stein, Paul W. McCracken -A report on Cabinet meeting by friends -Agenda [Stabilization of wages and prices] -McCracken
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ehrlichmans view -James D. Hodgson -Presidents schedule -Meeting with Justinian Society -Ehrlichmans role -Length -Agenda Conv. No. 474-1 (cont.) -Hodgsons proposal -Discussion -Presidents remarks -Presidents decision -Announcement at meeting -New York Times story -Signing of Executive Order on March 29, 1971 in San Clemente -Attendees -Hodgsons previous meeting with George Meany -Meanys response -Support -Call to a building trade union president Ronald W. Reagan -Position on California Rural Legal Assistance [CRLA] -Possible meeting of Ehrlichman and President on Air Force One -Possible call from President -Forthcoming meeting with President -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman and Ehrlichmans previous meeting with the President -Possible responses The President and Ehrlichman left at 10:00 am
Conversation No. 474-3 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:00 am and 11:12 am Location: Oval Office Nellie L. Yates [?] met with unknown men [maintenance]
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Non-historical] [Duration: 38s ] Conv. No. 474-2 (cont.) [UNINTELLIGIBLE]
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Yates [?] and the unknown men [maintenance] left at an unknown time before 11:12 am
Conversation No. 474-4 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: 11:15 am - 11:17 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Justinian Society -Number attending -John A. Volpe -Presidents role -Roosevelt Room -Anthony J. Celebrezze and [Name unintelligible] -White House Conference on Drugs -Religious leaders -Presidents role -Time of meeting
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at 11:17 am Conversation No. 474-5 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:17 am and 11:22 am Location: Oval Office Conv. No. 474-3 (cont.) The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -White House Conference on Drugs -Religious leaders -White House theater -Oval Office -Presidents remarks -Length of Presidents meeting -Oval Office -Scheduler -Length of meeting -Number attending -Time involved -Presidents role Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:17 am -H. R. (Bob) Haldeman -Presidents role Haldemans location -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger Presidents schedule -Justinian Society -Drug conference -Time -Justinian Society -An afternoon event -Tour -Volpe -Presidents role
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tour of Oval Office -Volpe, President The President, Bull, and Butterfield left at 11:22 am Conversation No. 474-6 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:22 am and 11:35 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull Presidents schedule -Meeting with Justinian Society lawyers -Presidents role -Arrangements -Presidents role -John A. Volpes understanding -Cabinet meeting -Number attending -Tour of Oval Office Bull left at an unknown time before 11:35 am
Conversation No. 474-7 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:22 am and 2:54 pm Location: Oval Office A tour group [members of the Justinian Society] met with the President outside the Oval Office Greetings [General conversation] Recording ends at an unknown time before 2:54 pm
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 474-8 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown after 4:09 pm until 4:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Melvin R. Laird, Admiral Thomas H. Moorer, David Packard, Henry A. Kissinger, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and John B. Connally [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress; discontinuities occur during the recording] Vietnam -US casualties -General Nguyen Van Thieu -Lairds previous conversation -Air capabilities -Helicopters -Fixed-wing aircraft -North Vietnamese losses -South Vietnamese troops -Supplies -US role -Thieus election -Soviet Union -South Vietnamese forces Kissinger left at 4:25 pm -Democrats in Congress -Connallys view -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Chubb plantation operation -US withdrawal -South Vietnamese supplies -Carl B. Albert -Caucus, March 30, 1971 -Recess schedule -Albert
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Presidents trip to California -Lairds conversations -Presidents previous conversation with Albert and [Thomas] Hale Boggs -Support for the President -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Presidents actions -Vietnamization -US troop withdrawal -Date set by President -Reasoning -South Vietnamese stability -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Negotiating position -Effect of possible democratic resolution -POWs -Presidents view -Thieu, Nguyen Cao Ky -Presidents Vietnam accomplishments -Political situation -US withdrawal -Date set by Congress -Effects -South Vietnams future -Presidents view -Date set by President -Effects -Date set by Congress -Effects -Possible cutoff of funds -Possible Congressional action -Effects -Presidents assessment -Presidents conversation with Boggs and Albert -US troop withdrawals -Air power -Effect on South Vietnam -Air power -B-52 strikes -Number -Gunships -Democrat Caucus
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Lairds meeting, March 30, 1971 -Possible conversation -Presidents policy compared with Democrat actions -Potential political considerations -Presidents forthcoming speech -Presidents policy -Compared with Democrat action Conv. No. 474-8 (cont.) -Laos operation (Lam Son) -Moorers briefing -Colors on chart -Representations -General Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.s view -North Vietnamese forces -Casualties -Effectiveness -Infiltration routes -South Vietnamese forces -Position -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -North Vietnamese tanks -Number -Attacks -Number -Helicopters -Military situation -Khe Sanh attack -Assessment -US action -Withdrawal -Supplies -Helicopter -North Vietnamese Army -Reinforcements -Supplies -Artillery attacks -DMZ -North Vietnamese Army attacks -Compared with Laos operation -Supplies and artillery -US air strikes -Moorers assessment
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Weather -Targets -Timing -Presidents view -Future strikes -Presidents view -Weather -Reconnaissance -North Vietnam artillery presence -US air strikes -Considerations -Presidents view
Conv. No. 474-8 (cont.)
-Press coverage -An Associated Press [AP] dispatch concerning casualties -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] -Number -Tammy Arbuckle -Department of Defense response -Compared with reports on Cambodia -Presidents concern -Television -Effect -Accuracy -Department of Defense response -ARVN -Abrams -Pentagon action -Accuracy -Presidents view -Current stories compared with 1968 Tet offensive -Reasons -Civil War, World War II -Presidents view -Administration policy -Lairds call to AP -Moorers March 25, 1971 press conference -Democrats -Lairds forthcoming meeting on Capitol Hill -Lairds possible call to Russell B. Long -Lairds previous meetings -Senators
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Briefing for Armed Services Committee -Senators response -Presidents view Forthcoming Congressional testimony -William P. Rogers -Coordination with Laird -Middle East -House testimony
Conv. No. 474-8 (cont.)
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [National Security] [Duration: 3m 39s ]
MIDDLE EAST
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Presidents schedule -California trip -Weather -Samuel Goldwyn -Medal of Freedom award -Health Farewells Laird, et al. left at 4:53 pm
Conversation No. 474-9
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 4:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator Call to John N. Mitchell Conv. No. 474-8 (cont.)
Conversation No. 474-10 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 4:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Presidents schedule -Meeting with George P. Shultz -California trip -Departure time -Meeting with Shultz
****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal Returnable] [Duration: 19s ]
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The President and the unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:55 pm
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 474-11 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:53 pm and 4:55 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man Presidents call to John N. Mitchell The unknown man left at an unknown time before 4:55 pm Conversation No. 474-12 Date: March 26, 1971 Time: 4:55 pm - 4:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with John N. Mitchell Presidents helicopter Unknown issue -Mitchells advice -Presidents view Economy -Presidents policy -Wage-price boards -A response -Davis-Bacon Act -Public relations -Presidents previous dinner for businessmen -John B. Connallys role
Conversation No. 474-13 Date: March 26, 1971
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Time: 4:59 pm - 5:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with George P. Shultz Economy -A previous meeting -Maurice H. Stans -Administration spokesman -Need for business support -Paul W. McCracken -Ezra Solomon -Speaking ability -Public relations efforts -McCracken -Solomon The President and Shultz left at 5:04 pm