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Date: 
Jul 22, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 543-1 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 3:49 pm and 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers; this recording begins at an unknown time while the meeting is in progress. Foreign relations -Negotiations -Rogers conversation with Clark MacGregor -Foreign policy briefing for members of Congress -George H.W. Bush, Rogers -Henry A. Kissinger's briefings -Samuel L. Devine's group -Barry M. Goldwater's group -National Review hoax on secret Vietnam War documents -Walter Cronkite's reaction to hoax revelation -William F. Buckley, Jr. Pentagon Papers -Effect of case on the Democrats -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy, John F. Kennedy -Edmund S. Muskie The US initiative towards the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Poll taken in Japan -Effect on Asian and world peace -The PRC -Japan's policy towards the PRC -Japan vis-a-vis the US -United Nations [UN] membership -The PRC, Taiwan, Republic of China [ROC] -Two-China policy -UN membership for PRC, Taiwan Michael J. (Mike) Mansfield's Congressional resolution -Rogers conversation with Kissinger and MacGregor -Mansfield's possible concurrent resolution on PRC -Kissinger
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Diplomatic credentials ceremony, July 22, 1971 -Haiti, Laos, Fiji, Sierra Leone Mansfield's resolution Kissinger entered at 4:05 pm. Mansfield's resolution -Support for the President's foreign policy -Mansfield amendment -Forthcoming foreign policy endeavors -Rogers conversation with Mansfield -Memorandum -Wording -Vietnam ceasefire -Coordination with John C. Stennis -Vietnam ceasefire, withdrawal of military forces, prisoners of war [POWs] -Date -The President's October 7, 1970 speech -Hanoi -Effect of resolution on relations between the President and Congress -MacGregor PRC initiative -White House efforts -Briefings of Congressmen on the PRC -MacGregor -Attendees -Forthcoming US-PRC summit -Comparison with previous summits -Kissinger's 1968 article -Changes after meeting the President -Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy's meetings with Soviet leaders -The President's speech -Japanese poll
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SUDAN
Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.)
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The PRC initiative -Public response -Letters -Young people's reaction UN -China representation issue
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CHINA
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-Japanese poll -Two-China policy -Microcosm of global opinion
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Vietnam War -Status of negotiations -Speculations on the effect of the PRC initiative -Chou En-lai -Recent statements -Seven Points Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.) -Chous statements to student group -Rogers recent conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin The PRC -Dobrynins comments -People -The Long March -Chou En-lai -Background
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JAPAN
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Japan -Forthcoming Joint Cabinet Ministers meeting -Date -Eisaku Sato -Takeo Fukuda -Dinner Rogers schedule
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-Forthcoming meeting with Indian Ambassador
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Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.)
TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA [ROC]
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Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Middle East -Europe Dalai Lama -Schedule -Postponement -Film on Tibet produced by the US Information Agency [USIA] Voice of America [VOA] -Broadcasts -USSR Handling of memoranda The PRC trip results -Frozen financial assets in Western banks -Belgium bank -Cultural, student exchanges -Table Tennis team -Peking opera -Cultural events Japan
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Cancellation of visit by five US senators -J. William Fulbright -Kissingers conversation with Robert A. Taft, Jr. (?) -The PRC -Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Forthcoming US trip by Fukuda and other Ministers -Dinner -Nobuku Kishi -Fukuda's political situation -Nobuhiko Ushiba -Rogers and U. Alexis Johnson The Presidents schedule -Forthcoming meeting with Melvin R. Laird Rogers left at 4:51 pm. The PRC initiative -Letters from abroad -Forthcoming trip by the President -Advance work -John D. Ehrlichman -Position -PRC perceptions -US delegation -Dwight L. Chapin -Coordination -Kissinger -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -Ronald H. Walker -Kissinger's forthcoming trip to the PRC -Walker -Level of staff -Ehrlichman -Vernon A. Walters contacts with the PRC -Treatment UN membership -Taiwan -US stance on issue -Chiang Kai-shek
Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.)
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Public support PRC initiative -Kissinger's briefing of Congressional leaders -MacGregor -Mansfields resolution -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Wording -Mansfield -Forthcoming US-PRC Summit -Perceptions, expectations -USSR, Vietnam
Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.)
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PRC
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8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Status of negotiations -Le Duc Tho -Projected November 1971 announcement -POWs -Senate -Situation of the Army of South Vietnam [ARVN] -Laird -Stockpiling of supplies Rockefeller's schedule -Whitman -Dinner Kissinger left at 5:05 pm.
Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.)
Conversation No. 543-2 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Schedule -H.R. (Bob) Haldeman -Forthcoming Presidential briefing in the Cabinet Room Bull left at an unknown time before 5:16 pm.
Conversation No. 543-3 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: 5:16 pm
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 6-186]
Conv. No. 543-1 (cont.) Conversation No. 543-4 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: 5:16 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Stephen B. Bull?]. Schedule The President and the unknown man [Bull?] left at 5:16 pm.
Conversation No. 543-5 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:17 pm and 5:35 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people (Secret Service?) met. [Telephone rings] An unknown person talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:17 pm and 5:35 pm. The Presidents location -Cabinet Room [An unknown person (Secret Service?) talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 5:17 pm and 5:35 pm]
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Conversation No. 543-5A] The Presidents location -Cabinet Room [End of conversation] This recording was cut off at an unknown time before 5:35 pm. Conversation No. 543-6 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:35 pm and 6:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown man. [Conversation No. 543-6A] H.R. (Bob) Haldeman [End of conversation] Haldeman entered at 5:36 pm. The President's schedule -The President's meeting with Melvin R. Laird -Forthcoming visit to the People's Republic of China [PRC] -Public reaction -Motorcade and communications considerations -Radio communication Laird and Henry A. Kissinger entered at 5:36 pm. [The President talked with the White House operator at 5:36 pm] [Conversation No. 543-6B] [Telephone call not completed]
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[End of telephone conversation] Gloria Steinem -Contact with Kissinger, the President -Dinner with Laird -Merv Griffin -New Yorker -Contacts during campaign in 1968 -Raymond K. Price, Jr. Foreign relations -US-Japan -Laird's trip to Japan -Changes in Cabinet -Former Defense Agency Chief -Yasuhiro Nakasone -New Defense Agency Chief -Eisaku Sato -Review of Japanese defense forces -Seventh and Eleventh Divisions -Troops -Equipment -Compared to Germany and the US
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JAPAN
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-Military equipment -US sales to Japan
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-Budget -Size of Japanese Defense Forces -Modernization -Japanese Air Force -F-4 Phantoms -US policy towards Japan -National Security Decision Memorandum [NSDM] -Economic Assistance Fund Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.) -Vietnam -Cambodia -Japans role in Asia ****************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 [National Security] [Duration: 56s ]
CHINA
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-Lairds trip to Japan -Lairds conversations with Japanese officials -The Nixon Doctrine -PRC -Announcement of the PRC initiative -Taiwan -Spiro T. Agnew, John B. Connally, Donald H. Rumsfeld
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MILITARY
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-Lairds conversation with Sato -The Presidents July 6, 1971 Kansas City speech -PRC -Rochester, New York, Alabama -Lairds meeting with Japanese Ambassador (Nobuhiko Ushiba) -William P. Rogers -Sato -Diet -First visit by a Secretary of Defense -Okinawa An unknown man (Manolo Sanchez?) entered at an unknown time after 5:36 pm. Refreshments The unknown man (Sanchez?) left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm. -US Embassy in Japan -Staff -Armin H. Meyer -Compared to US Embassy in the Republic of Korea [ROK] -Staff -William J. Porter -Military attaché -Porter -US-ROK relations -Lairds trip to ROK -Modernization
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KOREA Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.) END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 ******************************************************************************
-Visits with ROK troops -Visits with US troops -Drug abuse -Japan -Sexual activity -Trial marriages -Kissingers opinion -Contraception, abortion -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Peoples Democratic Republic of Korea [PDRK] -Proximity of PDRK Air Force to Seoul -Lairds 1955 visit to ROK
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KOREA, UNITED NATIONS [UN]
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US military -Morale -ROK -Japan -Drug abuse -Lairds conversation with Jerome H. Jaffe -Hawaii -Perceptions from news reports -Walter Cronkite -Troops in South Vietnam -Heroin -Marijuana -Public perception South Vietnam -Military supplies -Future conditions -US troop withdrawal -Congressional funding -Effect on negotiations -Possible settlement -Effect David Packard -The President's conversations during Laird's absence -Trip to California -Bohemian Grove -Conversation with Kissinger -Departure from office The Vietnam War -US forces -Fire Base Mary Ann -Kissingers knowledge -Command problems -Casualties -Investigation -The Geneva Convention violation -Burning of North Vietnamese bodies
Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.)
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-Compared to Guadalcanal -United State Marine Corps [USMC] -Japanese Casualties -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Possible US action -Troop strength -Potential casualties Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.) -South Vietnam -Casualties -Timing -PRC trip -B-52 bombing sorties -Laos -Military situation -Press coverage -Cambodia -Plain of Jars -Meo tribesmen -Souvanna Phouma -North Vietnam -Cambodia -Situation -Conroys -Pnhom Penh -Lon Nol -Compared with perception given by network television coverage -North Vietnam -Military situation -Laos -Cambodia -Effect of US bombing sorties Congress -Laird's testimony -John C. Stennis -Stance -Laos -Negotiations -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABM] -Weapons tests -Military manpower
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-Troop strength in South Vietnam -Selective Service -PRC initiative -Congressional support for the President -Armed Services committees -Laird's testimonies -Effectiveness -Department of the Army -Budget -Morale
Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.)
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Spiro T. Agnew -Lairds Congressional testimony -Blacks -Effect of comments on voters -Perceptions Laird left at an unknown time before 6:20 pm. Nelson A. Rockefeller -Forthcoming meeting -Presidents schedule -Support for the administration's policies -Compared to John V. Lindsay -Kissingers advice Vietnam War settlement -Forthcoming negotiations in Paris
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-Possibility of cancellation -Record of secret negotiations -Options for US action Rockefeller -Support for the President -The President's leadership -Rockefeller's New York contacts -Effectiveness of comments The PRC initiative -Letters to Kissinger -Harvard professor Kissinger left at 6:20 pm.
Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 543-7 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:20 pm and 6:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man [Alexander P. Butterfield?]. Presidents schedule -Items to be signed The unknown man [Butterfield?] left at an unknown time before 6:25 pm.
Conversation No. 543-8 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: 6:25 pm - 6:46 pm Location: Oval Office
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The President met with H.R. (Bob) Haldeman. David M. Kennedy -Possible Ambassadorial appointment -Haldemans conversation with John B. Connally -Loyalty to the President -Compared to businessmen -State Department influence -Support for appointment -Henry A. Kissinger Eisenhower silver dollar -Value -Forms available -Presentation gifts -Treasury Department -Appropriateness George H. Gallup poll -Preliminary result Kissinger entered at 6:28 pm. The Peoples Republic of China [PRC] initiative -Letter to Kissinger -Handling of initiative -Contrast with Cambodian action -Chairman of group from Harvard University -Letter from Franklin Murphy to Haldeman, Kissinger -Trip to Japan -George Franklyn's letter -Leader class -Reaction -Vatican statement -Letter -Richard E. Neustadt -Kennedy Center at Harvard -Robert F. Kennedy, Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy -Max Frankel's comment to Kissinger -Effect of initiative on the world -PRC initiative announcement
Conv. No. 543-6 (cont.)
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-Word count Kissingers forthcoming meeting with Nelson A. Rockefeller Kissinger left at 6:35 pm. The PRC initiative Conv. No. 543-8 (cont.) -Poll results -Dwight L. Chapin -Approval of the President -Effect of initiative -Recent effect of Pentagon Papers case -Approval, disapproval [Haldeman talked with an unknown member of his staff at an unknown time between 6:35 pm and 6:46 pm] [Conversation No. 543-7A] Request for folder of poll results [End of telephone conversation] The PRC initiative -Poll results -Upcoming Louis Harris poll -Approval, disapproval -Types of people in poll sample An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 6:35 pm. Delivery of poll results The unknown person left at an unknown time before 6:46 pm. Charles E. Chamberlain return telephone call The PRC initiative -Poll results -Harris, Gallup -Types of people polled -Blacks
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-Students -Youth support -Awareness, approval -Education, age, gender, income level, region -Amount of very favorable rating -Effect -Chapin Conv. No. 543-8 (cont.) Schedule -July 23, 1971 -Time of meetings -Kissinger The President and Haldeman left at 6:46 pm.
Conversation No. 543-9 Date: July 22, 1971 Time: 6:46 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men (Secret Service?) met. The President's location This recording was cut off at 6:46 pm.