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Date: 
Dec 12, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 637-1 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 8:32 am and 8:38 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown man.
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The unknown man left at an unknown time before 8:38 am.
Conversation No. 637-2 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 8:38 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-98]
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Conversation No. 637-3 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 8:45 am - 9:42 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. India-Pakistan situation -Messages -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Leonid I. Brezhnev proposal -Acceptance -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Cease-fire -US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Possible setback -The president's meeting with Vladimir V. Matskevich
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-Public relations -Press conferences and backgrounders -John A. Scali -Ronald L. Ziegler -Departments -Usefulness -George H.W. Bush
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Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-John A. Scali and Ziegler
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-USSR -Military aid to India -Numbers and amounts -Scali -Ziegler -Yahya Khan -Alignment with the US -Kissinger call to Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -PRC
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Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
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PRC
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-Kissinger’s refusal to talk with the PRC -PRC-USSR -Comparisons -Thomas W. Braden article -Kissinger and the President -PRC trip -Kissinger’s previous visit with Roy H. Jenkins -Jenkins accomplishments -Common Market -Braden -PRC trip -Braden’s opinion -Indian ambassador -Press campaign -East Pakistan -The President's possible statement -Labeling India as the aggressors -Indians -Press -Susceptibility to public opinion -Rowland Evans -USSR support
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Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-Press -United Nations [UN] vote -Backgrounder -Washington Post
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INDIA
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-The President's statement -Kissinger’s disagreement with the President -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Bhutto -PRC -Pakistan refugee situation -Proposed action -Indian foreign minister -Refusal to grant reassurances -Kashmir -USSR response -Yuli M. Vorontsov -Talk with Kissinger -UN Security Council -Press statement from White House -UN General Assembly resolution -Results -India’s refusal to accept -Kissinger’s meeting at the State Department -Timing -East Pakistan
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-Dacca -Contents -Wording of statement -Draft -Backgrounder -Leaders’ meeting -Aid to India -Purpose of statement -PRC -USSR -Indians -American public opinion -American apathy towards India-Pakistan conflict -Statement -Ziegler -William P. Rogers -Yahya Khan -Gandhi -Public apathy -Brezhnev -Hotline -Great Britain -Contents -Security Council -Joint action with the USSR -Ceasefire -Advantage -Urgency -Public record -State Department -British -Earl of Cromer [George R.S. Baring] -Edward R.G. Heath -Sir Alexander F. (“Alec”) Douglas-Home -USSR Naval presence in the Indian ocean -British concern -Kissinger's talk with Cromer -Discussing the President’s options [Pause]
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
India-Pakistan situation -British and French -US relations -Singapore -Indian Ocean -Cromer -US message to the British -UN Security Council -State Department -Ceasefire and withdrawal -UN General Assembly resolution -Timing -Ceasefire resolution -Public statement -Purpose and importance -USSR -PRC -Bhutto -American public opinion -Rogers -Ziegler -Cambodia comparison -Cromer -Call from Kissinger -Importance of discussions with the British -French -Involvement -USSR -Hotline -The President’s meeting with Matskevich -Vorontsov -Possible reply from the USSR -PRC -US fleet -USSR tanks and ships -India -Lack of response from “liberal” media -US policy -Comparisons to current situation -Czechoslovakia -South Africa
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-“Exposure” of liberals -Morality Vietnam negotiations -Meeting -William J. Porter -Cancellation -Duration -USSR -North Vietnamese -Bombing halt -Kissinger's trip to Paris -Peace talks -Porter -Public statement -Paris -January 1972 announcement -Sign of strength -Advantages -PRC trip -Porter -Bombing halt -Henry Cabot Lodge -Unknown person -David K.E. Bruce -American public opinion -Percentage of support -January 1972 -Two months announcement -Reasoning for delay -Infiltration -PRC trip -Prisoners of war [POW] issue -US troops -Numbers -Porter's return from Paris -Immediacy -January announcement -North Vietnam -Strikes -PRC
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-Kissinger -UN India-Pakistan situation -PRC, USSR, Indians -Effect of Vietnam bombing -Toughness
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PRC
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-UN -President’s instructions -Deadline Haig entered at an unknown time after 8:45 am. -PRC meeting -New York -Timing -Kissinger’s availability -Haig’s schedule -Huang Hua ************************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6 [National Security]
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Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
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PRC
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-Haig’s schedule -Kissinger’s schedule -Haig’s schedule -Upcoming meeting with Huang Hua -Timing -Kissinger’s schedule -Azores -Press release
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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-Pakistan -India -USSR -Balance of power -Possible changes
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Conv. No. 637-3 (cont.)
-Middle East -Indonesia -Japanese -Europeans -US -Latin America -Television -Cambodia -Laos -Kissinger's schedule -Azores trip -Haig -Attendance at PRC meeting
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INDIA-PAKISTAN RELATIONS
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Kissinger and Haig left at 9:42 am.
Conversation No. 637-4 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 10:26 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person.
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The President's location
Conversation No. 637-5 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 10:26 am Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file.
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Conversation No. 637-6 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 10:27 am - 10:37 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. India-Pakistan situation -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Message -Indira Gandhi
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-Ceasefire -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Kissinger's call to Yuli M. Vorontsov -United Nations [UN] Security Council -Soviet message -Kissinger's talk with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -The President’s actions described -State Department -William P. Rogers -Reaction to the President’s action -Attitude -World Wars I and II comparison to current situation -Adolf Hitler -Jews -Allies -EC-121 shootdown -Korea comparison to current situation -Yalu River -Gen. Douglas MacArthur -Haig -Vorontsov -John F. Kennedy treaty -Vorontsov’s reaction -UN -India -White House statement -Importance -Kissinger's preparation -Timing -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -The President -Release -Timing -Hotline -Contents of hotline -USSR message -Gandhi -Vasily V. Kuznetsov -West Pakistan -Ceasefire -Repatriation of prisoners
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-Andrei A. Gromyko -PRC -Maurice H. Stans -Trade -The President's foreign policy -Politics -Bureaucracy -Congress -Public opinion -Camp David -Reflections -The President's talk with Kissinger -Different men handling India-Pakistan situation -Nelson A. Rockefeller -John B. Connally -Kissinger's talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Style as Secretary of the Treasury -Pakistan and India -Aid cut off -Negotiations -PRC and USSR -Vietnam -Rogers -Kennedy memorandum -Message -PRC -Letter to Leonid I. Brezhnev -Contents -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Hotline -UN Security Council -George H.W. Bush -Kissinger's schedule -Final report -Timing -The President's schedule Kissinger left at 10:37 am.
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 637-7 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:37 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum for the file [?]
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Conversation No. 637-8 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:37 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Silver Star -Walter H. Annenberg -Delivery to Oval Office -Placement in Oval Office Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:04 am.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 637-9 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:37 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's schedule -Press conference [?] -State Department -Timing -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Ziegler's talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Timing -The President’s forthcoming interview with Dan Rather Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:37 am. Gift from Walter H. Annenberg -Placement in Oval Office -Picture of George Washington Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:04 am.. CBS -Ziegler's talk with Haldeman -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -"A Day in the Life of the President" -Timing -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Christmas special -Timing -Ziegler's talk with William Small [President, CBS News Division] -CBS -NBC -"A Day in the Life of the President" -News worthiness -Gen. Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle -Lyndon B. Johnson
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-9 (cont.)
-News release -NBC’s statement -Leadership meetings -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Henry A. Kissinger meeting -Cabinet Room -State dinner -Pierre E. Trudeau meeting -Optimism for NBC program -Ziegler's talk with Charles Colson -Meeting -Program for incoming wires and phone calls to NBC -Number -Rerun -Program defined as historical document -Middle East -Anwar el-Sadat -India/Pakistan situation -Camera movement -Ziegler's briefing -Kissinger Ziegler left at an unknown time before 11:04 am.
Conversation No. 637-10 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 10:37 am and 11:04 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-99]
Conversation No. 637-11
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-9 (cont.)
Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 11:04 am - 11:14 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez and Henry A. Kissinger. Envelope Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:14 am. India-Pakistan situation -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] message -Contacts with Indian Government -Indira Gandhi The President talked with Alvin Snyder between 11:05 am and 11:07 am. [Conversation No. 637-11A] [See Conversation No. 16-100] [End of telephone conversation] India-Pakistan situation -USSR message -Gandhi -Military Action -Pakistan Government An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:07 am. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:14 am. India-Pakistan situation -Indian government -Military action -Statement -Hotline message to Leonid I. Brezhnev
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Conv. No. 637-11 (cont.)
-Contents -Vladimir V. Matskevich -Yuli M. Vorontsov -United Nations [UN Security Council -Wording -Emphasis on urgency -Possible settlement -PRC -UN Security Council -Ronald L. Ziegler -Talk with Kissinger -Wording -Public statement -Indians -Bureaucracy -PRC -USSR -Indians -World opinion -Kissinger’s possible comments -Hotline -U. Alexis Johnson -Vorontsov -William P. Rogers The President's and Kissinger's schedule Kissinger left at 11:14 am.
Conversation No. 637-18 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:14 am and 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] entered. [Unintelligible]
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 637-11 (cont.)
The President’s location -West Wing An unknown agent talked with an unknown person. [Conversation No. 637-18A]
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[End of telephone conversation] [Unintelligible] The President’s location -Residence The unknown people [Secret Service agents] left at an unknown time before 12:04 pm
Conversation No. 637-12 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:14 am and 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Conv. No. 637-12 (cont.)
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:04 pm.
Conversation No. 637-13 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 11:14 am and 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:04 pm.
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 637-14 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 12:04 pm - 12:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting -Henry A. Kissinger Butterfield left at 12:06 pm.
Conversation No. 637-15 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:06 pm and 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:22 pm.
Conversation No. 637-16 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:06 pm and 12:22 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
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Conv. No. 637-16 (cont.)
The President's schedule -Unknown person Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:22 pm.
Conversation No. 637-17 Date: December 12, 1971 Time: 12:22 pm - 12:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. Location of items The President's schedule Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 12:22 pm. [Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s] schedule The President's schedule -Airplane Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:26 pm. The President's schedule -Airplane -Talk Butterfield left at 12:26 pm.