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Date: 
Feb 03, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 665-1 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 9:18 am - 10:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Unknown man -Candidate Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Michael J. Mansfield’s point -President’s critics -Japan H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:20 am. Edmund S. Muskie -Strategy -Speech -Press coverage Bangladesh -US humanitarian assistance -President’s upcoming trip to PRC -Edward M. Kennedy’s criticism -Percentage Pearl M. Bailey -Presentation of watch to President -News conference -Relationship with President -Previous gift
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Ted Lewis -Criticism -Vietnam peace plan -Possible conversation with Herbert G. Klein Muskie -Speech Arthur D. Sulzberger Stewart J.O. Alsop -Content of newspaper story -Compared to Joseph W. Alsop -Liability -Otis Chandler’s opinion Muskie speech -Possible Administration response -William P. Rogers’s role -Call to President, February 2, 1972 -Schedule -Irish Foreign Minister [Patrick Hillery] -Rogers’s conversation with [Earl of Cromer] Georges R.S. Baring -Vietnam -Possible topic of conversation -Conversations -John A. Scali -Charles W. Colson -Follow-up conversation -Patrick J. Buchanan -Working on the approach -Melvin R. Laird -Location -Forthcoming conversation with Colson -Forthcoming statement -Rogers -Ronald L. Ziegler -Statements by Gerald R. Ford, Robert J. Dole and William E. Brock, III, February 1, 1972 -Muskie
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Media hearings -Coverage of Edith Efron testimony -Daniel L. Schorr -Frank Stanton -1968 campaign -Coverage of President -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -National Broadcasting Corporation [NBC] -American Broadcasting Corporation [ABC] -Ziegler, Klein -Coverage of President -Efron -Access to audiotapes -Laos -Harley O. Staggers -Stewart Alsop -Rogers -Possible statements Muskie’s speech -Possible Administration response -Rogers, Laird -Congressional hearings -Buchanan’s view -Media coverage -Press conference -Aid to Saigon -Possible administration response -Kissinger’s view -President’s 1968 statement -Rogers -President’s 1966 statement concerning Lyndon B. Johnson’s Manila statement -1968 statement -Colson -Rogers -Manila statement -US intentions
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Vietnam -Mansfield -Withdrawal of amendment -News summary -New York Times communication with North Vietnam -Timing -Possible withdrawal for prisoners of war [POWs] -William J. Porter -Negotiations -Probable deadline for POW release -Press coverage -Muskie’s speech -Reported rejection of President’s peace plan -Poll Lewis -Vietnam -Criticism -PRC initiative -Colleagues’ views -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Conversation February 2, 1972 -Kenneth B. Keating President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Press coverage -Possible tone -Communiqué -Taiwan, Republic of China -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Proposed opinion -US policy -Defense treaty -Japan
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Muskie speech -Possible administration response -Rogers -Newsweek -Foreign Service -Loyalty -Test Ireland -US policy -Possible impact on the British -Rogers’s concern -Inquiries from Buckley and Richard J. Daley -Rogers’s upcoming meeting with Hillery Keating -Upcoming meeting with the President -Conversation with Kissinger -Type of communication -Forthcoming Senate testimony -Lakshmi Kant Jha -Foreign Relations Committee -Cable -Efforts of Joseph J. Sisco and Rogers -India - Pakistan War -Indira Gandhi -State Department talking points -Jack N. Anderson papers -Forthcoming conversation with President -Gandhi’s visit -State Department memoranda -US-Indian relations -Possible problems -Kissinger’s conversation with Jha -Timing -Bangladesh -US policy
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-Possible willingness to accept recognition -Conversation with Kissinger -Bangladesh -Pakistan -Arms sales Bangladesh -US aid -Humanitarian relief -Percentage of United Nations [UN] contributions -State Department views -Definitive answer after President’s trip to PRC Keating -Forthcoming Senate testimony -Gandhi -Restoration of US aid -The President’s forthcoming world report -Restoration of US aid -Kissinger’s view
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Ellsworth F. Bunker -Forthcoming conversation with President -Tenure in office -Upcoming offensive
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Porter -Style President’s schedule -Joseph S. Farland -Florida -Previous meeting -Keating -Forthcoming call from Farland -Ambassadors Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Rogers’s memorandum to the President -Content -Announcement Rogers’s schedule -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s memorandum -Location -Florida [Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 9:18 am and 9:49 am.] [Conversation No. 665-1A] Kissinger’s memorandum Kissinger left at 9:49 am. [No conversation] Kissinger entered at 9:51 am. Kissinger’s memorandum Yevtushenko -State Department -Comment about Vietnam -Liberals
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
[The President talked with Rogers between 9:52 am and 9:55 am.] [Conversation No. 665-1B] [See Conversation No. 20-43] Yevtushenko -Views of Vietnam -Dobrynin -Liberals -Public relations -Memorandum from Rogers Ireland -President’s recent conversation with Rogers -US policy -Rogers’s conversations -Earl of Cromer, Hillery -US policy -Possible impact on the British -Edward R.G. Heath -Analogy to US domestic situation President’s schedule -Farland -Upcoming meeting -Key Biscayne -Briefing books -Preparation for forthcoming trip to PRC -Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-lai -Biographies -Mao’s favorite novels -Keating -Timing -Bunker -Timing Kissinger left at 9:59 am.
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-Farland -President’s reading material on PRC -Buchanan -Kissinger -Key Biscayne -Timing -Departure time -Reception
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Vietnam -Problems with departments -Negotiations -October 1971 -Rogers, Laird -Cambodia -Kissinger compared to Rogers -Kissinger’s personality -Conflict President’s schedule -Yevtushenko -Rogers’s possible actions -Rogers’s memorandum -Timing
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-Press photograph -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Kissinger’s request -Drug story Rogers -Henry Kissinger -Previous conversation with Haldeman -Lunch with Benjamin C. Bradlee, February 2, 1972 -Katharine L. Graham -Concern for Rogers -Previous relationship with Graham -Foreign policy problems -John N. Mitchell -Schedule -Dobrynin’s meeting -Israelis -Unknown meetings -Kissinger -Credit -Assumed credit John B. Connally -Relations within administration -David M. Kennedy
Kennedy -Perceived role -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -The President, Kissinger -Tenure -Travel allowance -Amount -Rogers, Connally -Request for more money -Haldeman’s forthcoming meeting with Connally, Peter M. Flanigan, and Kissinger -President’s instructions Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:59 am.
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
Keating Bull left at an unknown time before 10:08 am. Kennedy -Role with administration Kissinger entered at 10:08 am. -NATO post -US Ambassadors in Brussels and Geneva -Relations with Connally -Kissinger’s possible conversation with Kennedy -Kissinger’s possible conversation with Connally -Haldeman -Flanigan -Connally’s role -Leadership Flanigan -Role with administration -Peter G. Peterson Connally -Role with administration -Kennedy Kennedy -Role with administration -NATO job -Supervisory role -Relations with Connally -Cabinet -Geneva -Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development [OECD] ambassador’s report -Flanigan’s forthcoming efforts -Connally’s view -Relations with Connally -Negotiations -Kissinger’s previous talk with Connally
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-Trade negotiations with Japan -Kennedy’s role -State Department -President’s instructions -Haldeman’s forthcoming efforts The President’s schedule Keating and the White House photographer entered at 10:14 am. Prayer breakfast Distribution of photographs Haldeman and the White House photographer left at 10:15 am. India-Pakistan relations -Historic relationship -Previous wars -Partition -1962 -1971 -Possible future -Possible future relationships -European Community -Zulfikar Ali Bhutto -Mujibur Rahman -Gandhi -USSR -PRC -Relationship with India -1962 War -Pakistan -Keating’s forthcoming testimony -Timing -Anderson’s papers -Keating’s cables -Keating’s approach and knowledge -Farland [?] Bangladesh
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-US policy -Peking visit
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-Decision making process -Announcement -Timing -PRC trip -Semantics -Proposed US action -President’s instructions to Keating -Pragmatism -PRC -India President’s forthcoming world report to Congress -Timing -US relations with India -Dialogue -Use by Keating -Indian foreign secretary [Trikoli Nath Kaul] -Senate testimony -Foreign aid
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
India-Pakistan -US policy -President’s conversations with Gandhi, November 4-5, 1971 -State Department memoranda -Kissinger -Toast -Jawaharlal Nehru -US aid -Agha Mohammad Yahya Khan -Unilateral withdrawal -Refugee problems -Keating’s forthcoming conversations with Indians -President’s previous contributions to India -Competition with PRC -Democracy -UN -Non-alignment -USSR -Kissinger’s briefing of Keating -PRC -President’s and Keating’s experience
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INDIA
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Triloki Nath Kaul -Relationship with Keating -Conversations with Keating
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-Overtures for better relations -Relationship with Kissinger -Kaul’s USSR sentiment [Forename unknown] Dar President’s conversation with Kaul -Blair House -Accommodations -Compared to British Kaul -Closeness to the USSR -Conversations with Keating -Kissinger’s conversations with Jha -Gandhi -Kissinger’s instructions to Keating Keating -Communications with Kissinger -State Department -[David] Kenneth Rush and Bunker -Walter H. Annenberg -State Department Leaks -State Department -French -Kissinger’s previous trips to Paris India -Relations with the Administration -Japan -President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Aid -US law -US policy -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -B. Everett Jordan -Republicans’ views
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
-UN resolutions on conflict with Pakistan -Apology -Point by UN Secretary General -Aid -Basis -Refugees -Percentage of UN assistance -Bangladesh -PRC trip -Announcement Bangladesh -US policy -Refugees -Edward M. Kennedy’s statement -Veracity Keating’s forthcoming senate testimony -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -White House -India-Pakistan War -US policy -State of the Union address -Briefing for Keating -Dr. David K.E. Bruce -State Department’s views -Keating’s upcoming testimony -Previous meetings with Kennedy and W[illiam] Stuart Symington -Possible political issue -Anderson’s papers Keating -Role as ambassador -Previous conversations with Kissinger and the State Department -Forthcoming Senate testimony -India-Pakistan War -US policy
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
US-India relations -Keating’s conversations -Kaul’s speech -Relationship with Gandhi -India’s relationship with -USSR -PRC -US -US wish for India to succeed -Keating’s forthcoming message for Kaul -Discussion with the President -Memorandum Nelson A. Rockefeller -Kennedy -Conversations with Keating -Rockefeller’s location -Ron Stafford
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Personnel management -Annenberg -Tenure -Keating -Tenure in office -Preparation for possible resignation
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18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-1 (cont.)
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Gifts -Money clip Keating -Security Unknown woman Keating and Kissinger left at 10:52 am.
Conversation No. 665-2 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 10:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President’s meeting with Ellsworth F. Bunker Bull left at 10:53 pm.
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 665-3 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 10:53 am - 11:33 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ellsworth F. Bunker and Henry A. Kissinger. President’s previous meeting with Kenneth B. Keating President’s letter to Nepal -Death of King [Mehendra Bir Bikram Shah Deva] -Relationship with the US -Bunker’s wife [Carol C. (Laise) Bunker] King Mehendra’s health -Illness -News summary -Skill at hunting Crown Prince Birendra -Age
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NEPAL
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20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
Mrs. Bunker’s schedule -Saigon -King Mahendra’s death Keating’s schedule -Preparation for testimony -Papers US-India relations -Keating’s previous conversation with Triloki Nath Kaul -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] US foreign policy -John B. Connally’s views An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 10:53 am. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:25 am. US-India relations -The President’s and Keating’s experience -US policy on India -President’s previous conversation with Keating -USSR and People’s Republic of China [PRC] -US aid -Amount -United Nations [UN] -PRC -1962 -USSR -Calcutta -US policy -Proposed relationship with India -Advantages -Possible concessions
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
Bangladesh -Indian Army -Bengalis -USSR, PRC -West Bengal -US interests -Possible outcome Vietnam -Edmund S. Muskie’s speech, February 2, 1972 -Assessment -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -President’s policy -Morale -News reports -News summary -New line -Military situation -Carrier -B-52’s and A-1’s -President’s forthcoming meeting with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Show of US strength -President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Communists’ morale -Bombing -Potential for devastation -Morale -Efficacy of interdiction -Surface-to-Air Missile [SAM] sites -Protective reaction -SAM sites -Kissinger’s upcoming conversation with Robert F. Ellsworth -Shrikes [?] -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Accuracy of attack -PRC trip -Request to limit the attack -Briefings -PRC trip -Protective reaction -Definition
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
-President’s instructions to Bunker -Bunker’s forthcoming conversation with Abrams -Briefings -PRC trip -SAM sites -Number and location -Laos -B-52 -Giap Pass -PRC trip -Timing -President’s request -Protective reaction -South Vietnam -B-3 [?] front -Laos -Cambodia -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -PRC trip -President’s forthcoming meeting with Moorer -Timing -I Corps -Timing of possible attack -Bunker -Increase of planes and carriers -Briefing, February 2, 1972 -Bombing -Navy pilots -Compared to US Air Force [USAF] pilots -Accuracy of bombing -B-3 [?] -Laos -Long Tieng -Vang Pao’s forces -Morale -South Vietnamese army -South Vietnamese army -B-52s attacks -Need for follow-up -Number of casualties on the ground -Abrams
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
-Melvin R. Laird -Bunker’s conversation with Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam -Timing -DMZ -Gen. [Forename unknown] Nam -US 9th Division -Delta -South Vietnamese 7th Division -Conversation with Joseph W. Alsop -Timing -Cambodia -Outcome of maneuver -Abrams -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu’s actions -Psychological aspect of upcoming offensive -Unknown person -B-52s -Numbers -Guam -Moorer, Laird -Kissinger’s upcoming conversation with Laird -Aircraft carrier -Delivery date -Number of planes -South Vietnamese army -Offensive -Aid -Vietnamization -Communists’ casualties -Numbers -Lam Son operation -Lam Son -Press reporting -Cambodia -34th Corps -Sir Robert Thompson’s views -Bunker’s tenure in office -Request from the President -G. McMurtrie Godley, William H. Sullivan -Washington Post’s views -New York Times
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
-American “establishment” -Reaction to Vietnam -Bunker’s tenure in office -Mrs. Bunker -Offensive -Upcoming Vietnam negotiations -1972 election Kissinger’s schedule -Keating -[Earl of Cromer] George R.S. Baring -Foreign minister Kissinger left at 11:25 am. Vietnam -Abrams -Approximate force levels -Negotiations -Possible effect -Residual force -Potential numbers -Gen. [Forename unknown] Leander’s letter to Abrams -Request for divisions -South Korean divisions -Withdrawal in 1973 -Size of South Vietnamese army -Popular forces -Korean divisions -Tran Kim’s Quang’s trip to Seoul -Thieu -Withdrawal -Chief of Staff visit to Saigon -Abrams -Timing -Type of military support -Residual force -President’s forthcoming troop announcement Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 11:27 pm.
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-3 (cont.)
-President’s instructions to Haig -Abrams -Residual force -Forthcoming announcement, April 1972 -Korean divisions -Concerns -Helicopters, logistical support -Economic aid -Congressional action -Mrs. Bunker -Bunker’s tenure -Views of American people Bunker and Haig left at 11:33 am.
Conversation No. 665-4 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:33 am and 11:53 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. President’s schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:33 am.
Conversation No. 665-5 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:33 am and 11:53 am Location: Oval Office The President dictated a memorandum to William P. Rogers. Rogers’s memorandum, February 1, 1972
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Rogers’s forthcoming conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -President’s forthcoming trip to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Leonid I. Brezhnev, Aleksei N. Kosygin -Agenda -Timing of discussions -Middle East -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Vietnam European Security Conference -Andrei A. Gromyko -President’s conversations -Joseph M. Luns, Edward R.G. Heath, Willy Brandt, Georges J.R. Pompidou -Timing -Substance -Evaluation with allies and USSR SALT -Verification panel US trade with USSR -US negotiating position -Linkage -Credits -Views of Maurice H. Stans and Peter G. Peterson -Negotiations
Middle East -Israel -Negotiations -USSR -Upcoming summit -Timing Distribution of President’s memorandum -Henry A. Kissinger -Dobrynin
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-5 (cont.)
Conversation No. 665-6 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 11:53 am - 1:30 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Memorandum for William P. Rogers
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President’s schedule -Florida -Forthcoming trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Preparation -Patrick J. Buchanan -Talking points -Henry A. Kissinger -Books read by the President Memorandum to William P. Rogers -Kissinger -Copy of memorandum
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28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
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Nellie L. Yates -Forthcoming conversation with Woods
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Woods left at 11:58 am. Kissinger’s schedule -Florida -President’s State of World Message President’s schedule -Athletes -Introductions -Bowie K. Kuhn, Walter Kennedy, Alvin R. (“Pete”) Rozelle -Interest -Possible attendance -Wives -Buffet -Views concerning drugs
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Seriousness of issue -Florida -George P. Shultz -Location -Proposal to give Shultz time off -Popular impression -Study time for the President -Key Biscayne -Walker’s Cay -Haldeman -Attendance -Manolo Sanchez -Camp David compared to Key Biscayne -Weather National economy -Stock market -Trade volume -American Stock Exchange -American buyers -Institutional buying -Unemployment -Percentage -New jobs -Credit -Herbert Stein, Paul W. McCracken, and Shultz -Concern -Money supply -Shultz -President’s letter to Arthur F. Burns -Unemployment -Possible press coverage -Acceptable percentages John B. Connally -Relationship with David M. Kennedy -Kissinger -Forthcoming meeting with Haldeman and Peter M. Flanigan Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:58 am.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
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Refreshments Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm. Kennedy -Forthcoming meeting with Flanigan -Ambassador’s authority -Role with administration -State Department -Connally -Chain of command -Kissinger’s possible conversation -Connally -Kennedy’s style -Peter G. Peterson -Role with administration -Flanigan, Peterson, Rogers -Role of Ambassador specified -Compared to Connally -Group of Ten -Cabinet status Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:58 am. President’s schedule -Florida -Forthcoming call to Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo -Athletes reception
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
Sanchez left at an unknown time before 12:34 pm. Rogers -Life article concerning President’s foreign policy -Rogers taking credit -Woods’s reaction -Interviews concerning foreign policy -Credit -Reports -Kissinger -China initiative, Vietnam, Cambodia -Kissinger’s attitude The President left and returned at an unknown time before 12:34 pm. Kissinger’s relations with Rogers -Possible solutions -Resignation threat -Present situation -Articles -State Department Kissinger Rogers -Role with Administration -Relations with the President, Kissinger -Spokesman -Kissinger’s conversation with Marshall Green -State Department -Memorandum to the President -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger -The President’s memorandum to Rogers -Compared to Kissinger -Attitude -Statements concerning President -Attitude -John N. Mitchell -Benjamin C. Bradlee and Katharine L. Graham
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Bradlee’s conversation with Kissinger, February 2, 1972 -Rogers’s job performance -State Department -Kissinger’s views -Bradlee’s views -Graham’s conversation with Peterson -Length -Haldeman’s possible conversations with Peterson -Bradlee’s views on Rogers -Comparisons -Concern -Rogers’s emotions -President’s schedule -Key Biscayne -Kissinger -Call to President, February 2, 1972 -Irish Foreign Minister’s [Patrick Hillery’s] arrival -Statement -Edmund S. Muskie -Ireland -Edward R.G. Heath -William R. Buckley, Jr. -US position Ireland -Terrance Cardinal Cooke Rogers -Role with Administration -[Earl of Cromer] Georges R.S. Baring -Ireland -Hillery -Rogers’s quest for publicity -President’s upcoming trip to PRC -Kissinger -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] trip -Attitude -Recognition Woods entered at 12:34 pm.
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
Memorandum to Rogers -Kissinger [The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 12:34 pm and 12:36 pm.] [Conversation No. 665-6A] Memorandum to Rogers -Distribution -Woods -Sanchez -Kissinger’s schedule [End of telephone conversation] Memorandum to Rogers -Sanchez Woods left at 12:36 pm. Rogers -Intellectuals -Possible actions -Bradlee and Graham -Attitude toward the President -Kissinger -Possible actions -Experience as Attorney General -State Department -National Security Council [NSC] -Kissinger -Marshall Green -Working group meeting -President’s upcoming PRC trip -Rogers’s action -President’s forthcoming State of the World message -State Department’s role -Rogers’s contribution -Kissinger -PRC
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
State Department -Robert S. Ingersoll -Interview with Japanese press -Congress -Views concerning Ambassadorship to Japan -Foreign Service -Kissinger -Outlook -Presidency Rogers -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Kissinger entered at 12:43 pm. President’s forthcoming memorandum -PRC -Kissinger’s opinion -Wording -Rogers Dobrynin -Conversation with Kissinger, February 3, 1972 -Length of conversation -State Department Rogers -President’s forthcoming memorandum -European security, trade Kenneth B. Keating -Conversation with Nelson A. Rockefeller -Keating’s possible location -New York -Campaign activities Rogers -President’s forthcoming memorandum -US-Soviet trade with USSR -Views of Maurice H. Stans and Peter G. Peterson -Importance to USSR
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Middle East Middle East -USSR -Egypt Rogers -President’s forthcoming memorandum -Praise Rose Mary Woods entered at 12:46 pm. -Distribution -Contents of memorandum Woods left at 12:47 pm. US relations with USSR -Staff roles -High interest -Peterson -East-West trade -President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -President’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Peking compared with Moscow -Washington Star article -Timing -Possible story leanings -James B. (“Scotty”) Reston -Michael J. Mansfield -Possible leaniness -President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Middle East -Vietnam -Trade -SALT -Submarines -Middle East -Possible US concessions -Israel
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-US guarantees -Planes [The White House operator talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 12:47 pm and 12:49 pm.] [Conversation No. 665-6B] [See Conversation No. 20-44] [Julie Nixon Eisenhower talked with the President between 12:49 pm and 12:51 pm.] [Conversation No. 665-6C] [See Conversation No. 20-45; one item has been withdrawn from the conversation] President’s schedule -Yeygeny Yevtushenko -Agenda -Mood of US -Vietnam Yevtushenko -Conversation with Kissinger at Jacob K. Javits’s dinner -The President’s PRC initiative -Political views -Liberals -Support for Vietnam PRC trip -Briefing books -Buchanan -Press conference President’s schedule -Television -Trip to PRC -President’s opinion -Trip to PRC -Toasts -Chou En-Lai
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Context -Illness -Vernon C. Coffey, Jr. -Travel -Status of individuals -Banquet -Kissinger’s possible measures -Chou En-Lai -Media coverage -Justification -President’s conversation with Mansfield, February 3, 1972 -Japan -India -Foreign relations implications -News summaries -Buchanan -Taiwan -Critics -Potential motives -Eisaku Sato’s conversation with President -Request from Sato -Foreign relations implications -Vietnam -Japan -US commitment -India -USSR -PRC -Popular reaction -President’s barber -Vietnam -Military situation -Pleiku -Comparisons to 1968 -PRC trip -Media coverage -The President’s peace proposal speech, January 25, 1972 -Press conference -Format -PRC trip -Agenda
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Edmund S. Muskie -Budget -Dock strike -Connally -Kissinger -President’s forthcoming meetings in PRC -Talking points -Proposed opening statement -Chou En-lai -Florida -Timing -Andre Malraux -Kissinger’s schedule -Florida -Connally Forthcoming trip to PRC -Possible press coverage -Barbara Walters -Briefings for the press -Kissinger -Briefing in Hawaii -Rogers’s role -Communiqué -Rogers -Marshall Green -First plenary session -Chou En-lai -Rogers -PRC foreign minister -Influence -Chou En-lai -Role -Agreements on culture and science -Kissinger’s instructions -Kissinger’s briefing in Hawaii -Press briefings -Hawaii -PRC trip -Substantive briefings -President’s relationship with the press
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
-Instructions -Importance of PRC trip -PRC impressions -Possible farewell party -Potential sensitivities Kissinger left at 1:12 pm. -Press briefings -Kissinger compared to Rogers -Avoidance of problem -President’s role -President’s role compared to Kissinger’s -Possible perception by the press -Communique Rogers -Role with administration -Potential team player -Credit -Bradlee’s conversation with Kissinger -Washington Post -Intellectuals -Rogers’s tenure Haldeman left at 1:30 pm.
Conversation No. 665-7 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:30 pm and 2:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 2:25 pm.
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-6 (cont.)
Conversation No. 665-8 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 2:25 pm - 4:10 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Ronald L. Ziegler. [Recording begins while the conversation is in progress] Vietnam -Edmund S. Muskie’s speech -William P. Rogers’s statement -Michael J. Mansfield -Ronald Ziegler’s conversation with Rogers -Reaction -State Department -Roles of John A. Scali and Charles W. Colson -Democrats’ possible reaction -Possible response -Mansfield -Patrick J. Buchanan’s opinion -Robert J. Dole, Barry M. Goldwater -Ronald W. Reagan -John Sherman Cooper, Charles H. Percy -Edward W. Brooke -Robert A. Taft, Jr. -William B. Saxbe -Toughness -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Walter R. Meares -William E. Brock, III -Democrats’ -John C. Stennis -Rogers -Henry M .(“Scoop”) Jackson Public relations
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
-Administration counterattacks Rogers -Forthcoming television appearance, February 6, 1972 -Xuan Thuy -Time allotment -Face the Nation -Statement, February 3, 1972 -Muskie -Responsibility -Vietnam negotiations -Public reaction to Muskie statement -Henry A. Kissinger -Involvement -Unknown executive at Sans Souci Vietnam -Negotiations -Viet Cong proposal -Media focus -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -Possibility of leaving office -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Possible exchange -US position -Possible withdrawal date -Viet Cong proposal -Strategy -Potential for criticism -Propaganda -Thieu -Cease-fire -US-Vietnam strategy -Possible cease-fire -William J. Porter’s response -Ziegler’s comments to press -US position -Election Commission -Thieu -Rogers’s comments on Muskie’s speech
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
Elliot R. Richardson -Statement concerning welfare reform, February 3, 1972 -Compromise -House Resolution [HR] 1 -Pilot programs -Abraham A. Ribicoff Vice President Spiro T. Agnew -Press questions -Possible differences of opinion between Agnew and the President -Legal services -Ziegler’s comments -Legislation White House Conference on Drug Abuse -Press coverage Television Leonard H. Goldenson and Elton Rule -Conversation with Ziegler, February 3, 1972 -Previous meeting with Colson and Peter M. Flanigan -Conversation with Ziegler -Television news -Daniel L .Schorr -Claim -Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI] Ziegler left at 2:45 pm. President’s schedule -Florida -Previous meeting with athletes -Press coverage -Bowie K. Kuhn, Alvin R. (“Pete”) Rozelle -President’s comments -Effect -Emulation of the President -Athletes in commercials -Blacks -Competition
43 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
-Introduction of the President -Possible changes suggested by the President -Military aide -Signal corpsman -Trained announcer -British system -Example -Professionalism -Army Chorus -Selection of songs
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White House social events -Music -Prayer breakfast -America -DeWitt Wallace dinner -Incident -God Bless America -Army Chorus -Road to Mandalay
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44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
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Music -Walter E. (“Walt”) Disney -Churches Prayer breakfast -Two black girls with guitar -Ethel Waters -Performance Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Kissinger -Background -Babi Yar -Theme Jews Peter G. Peterson -Role with administration -John B. Connally
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45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
-Briefing Kissinger entered at 3:01 pm. Muskie -Rogers’s comments February 3, 1972 concerning speech on Vietnam -Quotes -Mansfield Vietnam -Negotiations -Viet Cong proposal -President’s conversation with Ziegler -W[illiam] Averell Harriman -Withdrawal -POWs -Thieu -Possible resignation -US position -US position -Viet Cong proposal -Ceasefire negotiations -US position -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger’s conversation with Mansfield, February 3, 1972 -Viet Cong proposal -Possible US response -Press -US proposal -October 1971 Cuba -Ad hoc approach Haldeman left at 3:07 pm. Yevtushenko and Demitri Zarechnak entered at 3:07 pm. Photograph opportunities Cuba
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
Seating -Andrei A. Gromyko -Other Heads of State -Seating Yevtushenko -Visit to US -Poetry readings -Language -Background Local pride -Yevtshenko’s hometown -Location -The President’s travels -Sverdlovsk, Novosibirsk -Comparisons to the US President’s college experience -Leo Tolstoy Russian literary tradition -Dr. Zhivago -Description President’s 1959 visit to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Nikita S. Khrushechev -President’s speech -Sincerity -Understanding of conditions in USSR -Tone -Effect Yevtushenko’s poetry Values of USSR people -Yevtushenko’s view Unite of mankind
47 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
The President’s forthcoming trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Effect Yevtushenko’s visit to Chile in 1968 -Reception -Accusations from left and right Yevtushenko’s visit to Library of Congress in 1966 -Robert S. Mcnamara -Photograph caption The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC -Effect -USSR -Vietnam USSR invasion of Prague -Historical relevance USSR relations with US -Propoganda -Khrushchev -Josef V. Stalin Anti-American propaganda -Worldwide Leftist movement -Yevtushenko’s previous visit to South America -Yevtushenko’s opinion -Socialists -USSR relations with US -Apparent closeness -The President’s forthcoming trip to the PRC -Meeting with Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai -Effect President’s meeting with Yevtushenko
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
President’s forthcoming visit to USSR -Kissinger -Duration -USSR intelligentsia -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Classical ballet -Itinerary Theatre -Moscow -Receptions Kissinger’s visit to USSR President’s visits to Paris, London, Bonn -Timing President’s forthcoming visit to USSR -Itinerary -Meetings with leaders -Cultural exchange -Bureaucracies Russia -Abolition of serfdom -Freedom -October Revolution -Tsar -Interim government -Maxim Gorky’s letter to Vladimir Ilich Lenin [Ulyanov] -Censorship -Civil War Slavery in US -Effect USSR -History -Ideals compared to reality -Political conditions
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
Leonid I. Brezhnev -Desire to visit US -Possible timing President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -France [?] Kissinger’s schedule -Connally Kissinger left at 3:55 pm. President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -Itinerary -Kissinger’s forthcoming conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Recommendations -President’s reputation President’s 1967 visit to USSR -Cultural exchange -Moscow -Samarkand -Alma-Ata US-USSR relations -Common interests President’s forthcoming visit to PRC -Possible USSR reaction -President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -Possible PRC reaction -The President’s pragmatism -Importance -US differences with PRC, USSR -Intelligentsia President’s forthcoming trip to USSR -Brezhnev -Khrushchev -Aleksei N. Kosygin -Agenda for talks
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-8 (cont.)
-Arms limitation, trade -Spirit of visit -World War II US-USSR relations -Korea World peace -“Watershed” -President’s forthcoming trips -Possible impact on viewing PRC and USSR leaders -Brezhnev’s possible trip Yevtushenko’s poetry -Suggestions from Yevtushenko Nancy Hanks -Role with Administration President’s 1967 visit to USSR -Samarkand -Conversation with one-legged man Presentation of gifts by President -Cufflinks World peace -US, USSR, PRC Yevtushenko’s book Yevtushenko and Zarechnak left at 4:10 pm.
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 665-9 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Compared to German Professor Bull left at an unknown time before 4:23 pm.
Conversation No. 665-10 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:10 pm and 4:23 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Charles W. Colson’s schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 4:23 pm.
Conversation No. 665-11 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: 4:23 pm - 4:42 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler, Charles W. Colson and Rose Mary Woods.
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
President’s previous meeting with Yevgeny Yevtushenko -Ziegler’s forthcoming comments to press -The President’s reading -President’s forthcoming visits to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] and People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Yevtushenko’s visit to US -Poetry -Discussion of arts -Transcending politics Note to William P. Rogers
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53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
-Comments concerning Edmund S. Muskie’s speech on Vietnam Muskie -Speech on Vietnam -Possible administration response -President’s 1968 Republican Platform Committee statement -Negotiations -Peace -Muskie’s involvement -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson’s possible response -Jackson’s forthcoming Meet the Press, February 6, 1972 -Briefing by White House staff member
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Muskie -Speech on Vietnam -Possible administration response -President’s memorandum, February 2, 1972 -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -John A. Scali -Rogers -Compared to John Foster Dulles
54 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
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-Barry M. Goldwater -Rogers Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:26 pm. President’s schedule -Moorer -Henry A. Kissinger -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -President’s instructions Kissinger’s schedule -Possible delay -Robert S. Ingersoll President’s schedule -Moorer -Alexander P. Butterfield -Ingersoll -Haig Bull left at an unknown time before 4:42 pm. National economy -Unemployment -Herbert Stein -Status -Income -Inflation
55 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
-Unemployment Rogers -Conversation with Colson -Relations with press -Conversation with Colson -Forthcoming Face the Nation, February 6, 1972 -Jackson -Goldwater speech -Patrick J. Buchanan -Possible Administration resposne Muskie -Speech on Vietnam -Arizona and Iowa -Press comment on Muskie speech -Unknown reporter’s conversation with Colson, January 31, 1972 -Press conference -Possible attacks by Democrats -Forthcoming attacks by Jackson -The environment, busing, and the space shuttls -Goldwater -Speech on Vietnam -Possible administration response Vietnam -Negotiations -Peace offer -Reaction by Viet Cong -Wall Street Journal editorial -Distribution -Administration propaganda -Upcoming special issues of Monday -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon’s trip to Africa -The President’s peace initiatives
56 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
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National economy -Stock Market -Volume -American Stock Exchange -Brokers’ profits -Comparisons to 1968 Michael J. Mansfield Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:26 pm. The President’s schedule -Kissinger Bull left at an unknown time before 4:42 pm. The press -Edith Efron -Colson’s conversation with Leonard H. Goldenson, February 3, 1972 -Network coverage of Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. Committee -Walter J. Cronkite, Jr.’s testimony -Accuracy in Media’s challenge to Federal Communications Commission [FCC] -David Brinkley’s previous commentary about military state
57 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 665-11 (cont.)
President’s schedule -Florida -Preparation for forthcoming trip to PRC -Readings Colson left at 4:42 pm.
Conversation No. 665-12 Date: February 3, 1972 Time: Unknown between 4:42 pm and 5:08 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and Henry A. Kissinger. President’s previous meeting with Yevgeny Yevtushenko -President’s 1959 speech in Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -President’s forthcoming trip to People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Effect on USSR -Interpreter -Notes for Kissinger Joint Chiefs of Staff [JCS] -Contact with President -Importance -Yeoman Charles E. Radford incident -Jack N. Anderson -Secretary of Defense -Responsibility -Kissinger, Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -President’s instructions Recording was cut off at an unknown time before 5:08 pm.