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Date: 
Dec 18, 1971 - Dec 21, 1971
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 639-1 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 12:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Press picture -Butterfield's call to Ronald L. Ziegler Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:42 pm.
Conversation No. 639-2 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 12:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-106]
Conversation No. 639-3 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 12:37 pm and 12:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Rose Mary Woods. The President's schedule
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Conversation No. 639-4 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 12:42 pm - 12:43 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Ronald L. Ziegler. [See Conversation No. 16-107]
Conversation No. 639-5 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 12:43 pm - 12:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. President’s schedule The President talked with the White House operator at 12:43 pm. [Conversation No. 639-5A] [See Conversation No. 16-108] [End of telephone conversation] John D. Ehrlichman Meetings Bernard J. (“Bunny”) Lasker -Woods’s location The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat) Nixon between 12:44 pm and 12:45 pm. [Conversation No. 639-5B]
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Conv. No. 639-5 (cont.)
[See Conversation No. 16-109; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] [End of telephone conversation] Christmas cards -Messages The President's schedule -Football -Robert K. Gray -Binoculars -Church -Weather -Bermuda -Florida -Christmas Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 12:45 pm. President’s schedule Signing papers Questions and answers sheet [Pause] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 12:50 pm.
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-5 (cont.)
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Woods left at 12:50 pm.
Conversation No. 639-6 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 12:50 pm - 1:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. John B. Connally -Schedule -The President’s schedule Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:50 pm and 1:09 pm. [Conversation No. 639-6A] Connally's return [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Cabinet dinner -Rose Mary Woods -Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon
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Conv. No. 639-6 (cont.)
-Former members -Clifford M. Hardin -Maurice H. Stans -Daniel P. Moynihan -Invited guests -List -Staff members -Leonard Garment -Herbert G. Klein -Arthur F. Burns -Dr. John A. Hannah -Robert J. Dole -Woods -Date -Alexander P. Butterfield -Charles W. Colson -Woods -Mrs. Nixon -Telephone calls -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -President’s Christmas message [?] -Press gathering -New Year's Eve -Christmas Eve -Planning -Connally -Talk with Haldeman Haldeman left at 1:09 pm.
Conversation No. 639-7 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 1:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
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[Unintelligible] Butterfield left at an unknown time before 1:11 pm.
Conversation No. 639-8 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:09 pm and 1:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Meeting with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 1:11 pm.
Conversation No. 639-9 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 1:11 pm - 1:34 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Haig’s schedule Pakistan -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Press photograph -Ronald L. Ziegler -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Andrei A. Gromyko -Bhutto -President's schedule
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Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
-Length of Bhutto meeting -Group of Ten meeting -Timing -John B. Connally -West Pakistan -Haig -Kashmir -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] ships -Missile ships -Karachi -Student feelings towards Yahya Khan -Ceasefire -Attitude toward US and People’s Republic of China [PRC]
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PRC
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-USSR-PRC relations -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -Visit with PRC Ambassador in Paris -US actions
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Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
SRI LANKA
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-Relations with US -PRC -USSR -Henry A. Kissigner statement -United Nations [UN] veto -USSR reaction India -Reply to Indira Gandhi -Haig -Indian Ambassador -William P. Rogers -Ziegler -Timing of release -Kissinger -US commitment India-Pakistan relations -Current conditions -Ceasefire US-USSR relations -Possible strategy -Ceasefire -US policy -Peacemaking -Gandhi
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9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
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INDIA
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Vietnam -Enemy activity -Laos -Cambodia -US losses -Planes -T-28’s -F4’s -Mikoyan-Gurevich [MIGs] -Surface to Air Missiles [SAMs] -US strategy -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Kissinger -Implementation of plan -Timing -Department of Defense [DOD] -Ziegler -Post-Christmas attack -Willy Brandt -Kissinger -USSR Cuba -Panama -US strategy
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10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
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INTELLIGENCE
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USSR -Dialogue with US -Ziegler H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 1:28 pm. Monetary meeting -Status of agreement -John B. Connally -Canadians -Japanese -Trade -Schedule -Status -Germans -Karl Schiller -Brandt -Italians -Devaluation -Number -Italian election -French -Great Britain -Maurice Schumann -Location -French
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Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
Haig left at 1:31 pm. -Connally -Possible need for new meeting -Italian election -Stock Market -Japanese -Canadians -Germans -Kissinger -Upcoming call to Egon Bahr -Brandt -Progress -President's view -Possible statement -Strategy -Canadians The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 1:31 pm and 1:34 pm. [Conversation No. 639-9A] [See Conversation No.16-110] [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman left at 1:34 pm.
Conversation No. 639-10 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 1:34 pm and 1:36 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. [Unintelligible]
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Conv. No. 639-9 (cont.)
The unknown person left at an unknown time before 1:36 pm.
Conversation No. 639-11 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 1:36 pm - 2:06 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Nawabzada Am Raza, and Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. [General conversation] Photograph President's schedule -John B. Connally call Pakistan -US position -United Nations [UN] -Bhutto’s speech -Bhutto expresses appreciation for US support -Bhutto previous meeting with the President -President's visit to Pakistan in 1964 -Refreshments Telephone call for President The President left at 1:40 pm. President's schedule -Group of Ten meeting Oval Office -Change \
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Conv. No. 639-11 (cont.)
Manolo Sanchez entered at 1:40 pm. Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:46 pm. [General conversation] President's schedule -President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Timing -Press corps Bhutto’s schedule -Rome -Paris South Asia -US embassy -Reports -Fighting in west -Students -[Unintelligible]
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-[Unintelligible]
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Conv. No. 639-11 (cont.)
-Japanese surrender -US forces -French surrender to Germans The president entered at 1:46 pm. President's schedule -Connally -International monetary situation Bhutto’s schedule -Rawalpindi -Rome India-Pakistan relations -Post-war difficulties -Occupation by force -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Middle East -German occupation -Joseph Stalin’s comment -US position -Reasons -Time and the New York Times -Press reaction -US rationale and justification -Anti-aggression -Internal affairs -Balance of power -Vietnam -Future of Pakistan -In possible contrast -India -Burma -Ceylon -USSR -President’s opinion -PRC position in Indian Sub-continent -PRC -Ability -Resources
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Conv. No. 639-11 (cont.)
-Support -Concern over violence -Territorial integrity -Ceasefire -Military aid -Congress -Economic aid to Pakistan -Attitudes -Changes needed in Pakistan “Live and let live” society -Henry A. Kissinger -William P. Rogers -Physical damage -Karachi -Haig -Negotiations -Possibilities discussed -US position [Unintelligible] -Role of the UN -Humanitarian concerns -Possible difficulties -US aid to Pakistan -Amount comparison -Kashmir [Unintelligible] -Ceasefire [Unintelligible] -Help to achieve peace -President’s advice to Bhutto -[Unintelligible] -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan -Nixon Doctrine -Need for self-help -USSR
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Conv. No. 639-11 (cont.)
-PRC -Need for dialogue President's upcoming campaign Gifts -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan Christmas celebrities -Plans on Christmas Eve [?] 1960 election Bhutto, Raza, and Haig left at 2:06 pm.
Conversation No. 639-12 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 2:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm.
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Conversation No. 639-13 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:06 pm and 2:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Bull left at an unknown time before 2:10 pm.
Conversation No. 639-14 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 2:10 pm - 2:31 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Gen. Alexander M. Haig. Jr. The President’s schedule -Recent meeting with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Pakistan -United Nations [UN] -Bhutto’s speech
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PAKISTAN
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-Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Toughness -Future with US -Possible outcome -George H.W. Bush -Feelings toward US -People’s Republic of China [PRC] [Unintelligible] -Effect on US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations -President’s opinion -Henry A. Kissinger -Need for discretion -US role -Outcome of conflict Middle East -Haig’s opinion -Possible trouble spots -Egypt -USSR involvement -Kissinger -Egyptian arms -USSR air coverage South Asia -Gains in the Middle East Middle East -Negotiations -State Department -Egypt -Possible frustrations
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Conv. No. 629-14 (cont.)
Pakistan -USSR action -Restraint -Kissinger's role -USSR view -Yuli M. Vorontsov -Meeting with USSR Agriculture Minister -USSR-India relations -Dacca
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INDIA
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-[Unintelligible] -US position towards the USSR -PRC role -US plans -USSR and PRC -John A. Scali Vietnam -North Vietnam -Objections -Laos -Cambodia -Possibility for internal collapse -Cambodia
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Conv. No. 629-14 (cont.)
-Gen. Lon Nol -Health -South Vietnam -Unknown leader -Forces -Chup -Regiment 271 -Rout 6 -Strategy -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] [South Vietnam] -Air power -ARVN -Cambodians -US strategy -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Post-Christmas offensive -Air fields -Mikoyan-Gurevich [MIGs] -Military targets -Vinh -Off-shore forces -South Vietnam -Paris talks -Postponement -Enemy initiative -Propaganda -William J. Porter -Performance -Strategy -Propaganda -Analogy to Korean War PRC -PRC and USSR involvement -Effect of India-Pakistan conflict -US-PRC relations -Strengthening of relations -Laos -Cambodia -Possible beneficial effects
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 629-14 (cont.)
Haig left at 2:31 pm.
Conversation No. 639-31 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 2:31 pm and 5:05 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown people [Secret Service agents] met. The President’s location -Executive Office Building [EOB] The unknown people [Secret Service agents] left at an unknown time before 5:05 pm.
Conversation No. 639-15 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 5:12 pm.
Conversation No. 639-16 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office
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Conv. No. 639- 16 (cont.)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Phone call to John B. Connally -Bill signing -Departure for New York City -Timing -Tricia Nixon Cox -Connally -Smithsonian Institute -Press release -Helipad President’s schedule -Possible statement in New York City Bull left at an unknown time before 5:12 pm.
Conversation No. 639-17 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:05 pm and 5:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. President’s schedule
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Conversation No. 639-18 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 5:12 pm - 5:20 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird conference with Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Enemy activity -Plane losses -Announcement from Saigon -Strategy -Schedule -Laos -Enemy activity -Timing -US offensive -Laos -Enemy activity in Northern Laos -US offensive in Laos -Possible setbacks -Firebases -Meo irregulars -Timing -Congress -India-Pakistan -Message to People’s Republic of China [PRC], Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] and Europe -Impact -Laird -Enthusiasm -Weather -Possible impact on offensive -Number of sorties -Strategy -B-52’s -“Cave busters” India
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-18 (cont.)
-Indira Gandhi's letter -Publicity -Henry A. Kissinger -Ronald L. Ziegler -Tone USSR -John A. Scali -Ziegler Haig left at 5:20 pm.
Conversation No. 639-19 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:20 pm and 5:26 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-117]
Conversation No. 639-20 Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 5:26 pm - 5:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with John B. Connally. [See Conversation No. 16-118]
Conversation No. 639-21
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: December 18, 1971 Time: 5:28 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Smithsonian Institute Departure -Timing -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Press -Car Bull left at 5:28 pm.
Conversation No. 639-22 Date: December 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:43 pm and 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Time magazine interview -Cameras Bull left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm.
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 639-23 Date: December 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:43 pm and 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. Request for fire in fireplace [?] The unknown person left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm.
Conversation No. 639-24 Date: December 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 4:43 pm and 5:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Forthcoming interview Bull left at an unknown time before 5:03 pm.
Conversation No. 639-25 Date: December 19, 1971 Time: 5:03 pm - 6:35 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Jerrold L. Schecter, Hugh S. Sidey, Hedley W. Donovan, and Henry A. Grunwald; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. General conversation
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
The President’s term -Appraisal -Franklin D. Roosevelt -War -January 1969 -US economy Vietnam -US role Middle East New York City Vietnam 1969 -Historical context People's Republic of China [PRC] -Communication with US Vietnam US world role -Protector Domestic issues -Economic policy -Inflation -Housing -Future price rises -Comparison to 1971 -Jobs -Inflation -Monetary policy -Meeting with Europeans -Convertibility of the dollar [?] -Environment -Drugs
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-Revenue sharing -Welfare -Work requirements -Health -Government reorganization Decisions made by the President -PRC overture -Importance -Economic policy -Inflation -Jobs -International monetary crisis -US role -Free market economy -American economy -Probable outlook -Phase II -Predictions for 1972 economy -Controls -Confidence -Inflation -Wage-price controls -Support of US citizens -Importance -Success of controls -Inflation -Decontrol -American people -Commitment to control inflation Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]-US relations -Upcoming summit -Berlin -Seabeds -Biological and accidental war -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -South Asia -Middle East -President’s upcoming trip to PRC -South Asia
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-India-Pakistan conflict -Ceasefire -Areas of agreement between US and USSR -Berlin -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Arms control India-Pakistan conflict -India operations in East Pakistan and West Pakistan -Strategy -Reports -[Unintelligible] -US role
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PRC -Henry A. Kissinger -Brezhnev US foreign policy -Thought and care exercised -PRC trip -Purpose -USSR trip -Purpose -Long-term
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
Upcoming election -Foreign and domestic policy -Fulfillment of objectives -Congress -Democratic majority -President's plans -Opposition candidates -Involvement in issues -PRC -USSR -Vietnam -Successful conclusion -Domestic programs -Revenue sharing -Welfare reform -Tax reform -Spiro T. Agnew -Expression of support -Praise for Agnew -Democrats' nominee -President’s opinion -Past elections -Franklin D. Roosevelt -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Lyndon B. Johnson -Majority president -John F. Kennedy -Democrats' nominee -Potential candidates -Issues -Vietnam -Economy -Cities -Youth -Race relations -Vietnam Vietnam -End of war -Understanding
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-Historical view -Possible outcome -USSR -PRC US-USSR relations -Middle East -Israel -Oil -Africa -South Asia -Cambodia -Laos -PRC -Summit meeting -Need for peace -Differences US-PRC relations -Possible future of relations -Vietnam -Korea -Japan -Power -PRC Need for charismatic leader -Types of leaders -Characteristics -Need for experience President's administration -Type of leadership -President's style -Need for confidence in leadership -PRC and USSR announcements -The President’s August 15, 1971 speech -PRC announcement -Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt -Vitality and style -Mood of US citizens
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-Expectations of US citizens -Vietnam -World leadership position -President’s opinion -Recent past -Lyndon B. Johnson -Vietnam -Drugs -Violence in cities -US economy -Effect of end of Vietnam war PRC USSR Economic policy Revenue sharing Government reorganization Expectations for coming year -Pride in US foreign policy -Middle East -Importance of US leadership role -US position in the world -Domestic issues -Housing -Busing -Boston -Segregation -“Quiet revolution” US world role -Historic precedence -Expression of confidence -Peace possibilities -World War II -Dwight D. Eisenhower -John F. Kennedy
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-“Seize the moment” philosophy US relations with USSR and PRC -Strategy -Importance of PRC -Nuclear war -Global effects -Horrors -Prospects for confrontation -Japan -Need for leadership -Competition -Cooperation -[Thomas] Woodrow Wilson -UN -Times of peace -US and European power -Britain -France -Germany -USSR -PRC -Potential power -Japan -Latin America -Brazil -Africa -Potential power -South Asia -Need for balance of power -Europe, Japan Presidency -Power -Motives -[Arnold] Eric Sevareid -Maturity of political figures -Bureaucracy -Press -Enjoyment of the job -Relations with Congress
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Conv. No. 639-25 (cont.)
-Opportunity for leadership -World peace -Progress Christmas decorations -Number -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon [?] [General conversation] -Walter H. Annenberg's gift -“Star of the President” President's schedule -Bermuda Gifts -Money clips [General conversation] Schecter, et al. left at 6:35 pm.
Conversation No. 639-26 Date: December 19, 1971 Time: Unknown between 6:35 pm and 6:38 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
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Bull left at an unknown time before 6:38 pm.
Conversation No. 639-27 Date: December 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:58 pm and 6:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. [Unintelligible] Bull left at an unknown time before 6:07 pm.
Conversation No. 639-28 Date: December 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:58 pm and 6:07 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 16-128]
Conversation No. 639-29 Date: December 21, 1971 Time: Unknown between 5:58 pm and 6:07 pm
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Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator; John N. Mitchell was present at the beginning of the conversation. [See Conversation No. 16-129]
Conversation No. 639-30 Date: December 21, 1971 Time: 6:07 pm - 6:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with John N. Mitchell. President's schedule -Meeting in Bermuda -Weather -Cooperation -France, West Germany -Public reaction -Edward R.G. Heath -Work involved -Willy Brandt -President's past Christmas plans -Eisaku Sato H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman entered at 6:09 pm. [General conversation] President's schedule -Swearing-in of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist -Timing -Wallace H. Johnson Unknown person -American Broadcasting Company [ABC]
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
President’s schedule
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President’s schedule -Willy Brandt Jack N. Anderson columns -Use of classified documents -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] reports -India-Pakistan -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] -Egil G. (“Bud”) Krogh, Jr. -David R. Young, Jr. -Henry A. Kissinger -Maturity -Leak -Source -Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -National Security Council [NSC] -Yeoman Charles E. Radford -Relationship with Anderson -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Experiences in Vietnam -Polygraph -Adm. Robert O. Welander -JCS -Unknown person -Radford
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
-Experience -Polygraph -Question on stolen documents -Administrator -R[embrandt] C. (“Hugh”) Robinson -Welander -Kissinger -Haig -NSC -JCS -Length of activity -Kissinger -Haig -Young -Report -Interrogator -Excision -Department of Defense [DOD] -Haig -Knowledge -Source -Activities -JCS liaison officer -Types -Studies -Young -DOD interrogation -Conversation with Mitchell -Anderson -Radford -Knowledge -Kissinger and North Vietnamese negotiations -Possible court martial -Administration strategy
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Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
INDIA
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-Richard M. Helms -Haig -Call to Ehrlichman -Kissinger -Informed by Ehrlichman -Radford -Access -WSAG meetings -The Pentagon and NSC -Methods used -Phone tap -Possible arrest -JCS liaison office -Location -Executive Office Building [EOB] -NSC -Robinson -Young -DOD -JCS -Prosecution -Strategy proposed -JCS liaison officer -Proposed relocation -Need for security officer -Kissinger -JCS -Transfer of Welander -Transfer of Radford -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Possible discussions with Mitchell
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
-Melvin R. Laird -Discipline of Welander, Robinson -Necessity for discipline -Robinson -Cambodia briefing -[Unintelligible] -JCS -Story -US Naval action in Straits of Malacca, Bay of Bengal -Radford’s relationship with Anderson -Welander -Robinson -Previous knowledge -Radford’s experience -India -Anderson -Anderson -Possible prosecution -Possession of documents -Welander -JCS -Haig -Knowledge -Tour of Vietnam with Radford -Polygraph of Radford -Anderson -Normandy -Parents -Radford -Age -Religious faith -Moorer -Possible transfer -JCS -Kissinger -Anderson columns -Examination -Young -Robinson -Relationship with Radford
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Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
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-Radford -Call to Moorer -Haig -Involvement -People’s Republic of China [PRC] -JCS -Kissinger’s briefcase -NSC staff -Helmut (“Hal”) Sonnenfeldt -Kissinger -Secretaries -Haig -John Negroponte -Richard Smyser -Col. Richard T. Kennedy -Jack D'Arcy [sp?] -[Forename unknown] Murphy -Kennedy -Strategy -Laird -Ehrlichman’s telephone conversation -John Glenn [?] -Gen. [Forename unknown] Percy [?] -Radford -JCS -Possible view of India -Maj. Gen. James D. (“Don”) Hughes's knowledge -Haig
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
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INTELLIGENCE
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-Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. -Involvement -Radford -Moorer -Zumwalt -Mitchell’s forthcoming meeting with Moorer -Mitchell’s view -President's presence -Documents from Kissinger's briefcase -JCS -Robinson -EOB -Welander -Moorer -Radford -Possession of documents -Interrogation -Results -Welander -Kissinger -Haig -Kissinger -Leak -Candidate for NSC Security Officer
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
-Charles Sither -Ability
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-Location -Certification -Hughes -Haig -Kissinger -Radford -Tap -Surveillance -NSC -Welander -Robinson -Possible action taken -Moorer -Strategy
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
-Kissinger -Security -Office -Interrogation -Anderson -Welander -Laird -Election -JCS -Security -Interrogation -Welander knowledge -Haig and Kissinger -Robinson -Involvement -Laird -Meeting with Moorer -Welander -Transfer from EOB -Kissinger's briefcase -Radford -Relationship with JCS -JCS -Other possible activities -Moorer -Lyndon B. Johnson Administration -Recommendations to Mitchell -Strategy -Kissinger -Welander -Possible interrogation -Anderson -Haig -Security officer -Unknown activities -John B. Martin [?] -Welander -Interrogation -Alger Hiss case -Compared to Radford interrogation -Knowledge
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 639-30 (cont.)
-Welander interrogation -JCS -Relationship to Kissinger -Strategy -Moorer -Haig -Kissinger The President, Mitchell, Haldeman, and Ehrlichman left at 6:59 pm.