701

Date: 
Apr 04, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 701-1 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:31 am and 9:05 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 701-2 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 9:05 am - 9:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting with John H. Chafee -Melvin R. Laird -Timing -The President’s previous talk with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Candidacy for Senate The President talked with Haldeman at an unknown time between 9:05 and 9:08 am. [Conversation no. 701-2A] The President's meeting with Chafee -Purpose -Laird -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft -Secretary of the Navy -Candidacy for Senate -Presence of others -Laird [End of telephone conversation]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:08 am. The President's meeting with Chafee -Laird's presence -Purpose Butterfield left at 9:09 am. -Press conference -Possible location Vietnam -Laird -Criticism -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Laird's reaction -Reports -Meeting with the President -Purpose -Air strikes -Authority -Possible criticism -Kissinger -Moorer’s opinion -Laird -Weather -Impact -Number of sorties -Damage -Bridge -Convoy -Secondary explosions -Tanks -B-52s -Increase -Number -From the US -Naval Gunfire -Increase -North Vietnamese offensive -US intentions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Amount of preparation - Soviet Union and People's Republic of China [PRC] -Possible impact on the upcoming election -Blockade -Preparation of the Navy -President’s instructions -Seriousness -Slow nature of mining -Blockade -Selective nature -Food and medical supplies -Air strikes -Weather -Impact -Months of activity -Laird -Department of State -New ideas -Upcoming meeting -Public relations -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] crossing -New York Times -Characterization of invasion -Impact -Threefold US reaction -Protection of US forces -Withdrawal program -South Vietnamese resistance -White House, Defense and State Department statements -Inadequacies -Correction -The President’s displeasure -Sources -Press coverage -Statement by Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -New York Times coverage -Quality -News summary -II Corps-B-3 area -US actions -Reports -Answer to Kissinger’s question
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Moorer -Gen. John A. Vogt, Jr. -President’s instructions to Kissinger -Problems -Surface to Air Missiles [SAMs] -Press reports -Public relations -US actions -Compared with Laos -Low profile -Laird's press conference -Press reports -Ronald L. Ziegler -Atmosphere in White House -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] story -Source -US foreign policy -Soviet Union, PRC -Impact of current offensive -The President’s November 3, 1969 speech -Cambodia -North Vietnamese offensive -Success -Encouragement to domestic critics -Nuclear weapons -Blockade -Soviet Reaction -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Soviets -The President’s forthcoming trip -Poland -Dobrynin -Message from Leonid I. Brezhnev -North Vietnamese offensive -US military -Possible obstacle
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:08 and 9:24 am. [Conversation no. 701-2B] [See Conversation no. 22-72] [End of telephone conversation]
Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -US reaction -Weather -Naval gunfire -Orders -Cessation -Location of targets -Accuracy -Bombing halt -B-3 area The president talked with Thomas H. Moorer between 9:24 and 9:28 am. [Conversation No. 701-2C] [See Conversation No. 22-73] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Kissinger's forthcoming contact with Ziegler -Report -Timing -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnamese countermeasures -Dangers -Quang Tri and Dong Ha -Kissinger’s concern -Retreat -Effect on North Vietnamese supply lines
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Anticipated results -Hue -Symbolism -Retreat -Counterattack -Laos operation -US Air Force [USAF] -Third division -Kissinger’s opinion -Strength -Concentration -Effects of weather -Crossing of river -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -South Vietnamese retreats -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Trip to South Vietnam -Possible options -Laird's reaction -Laird ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2 [Privacy] [Duration: 3s]
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-Reaction to offensive -North Vietnamese offensive -US counterattack -Restrictions on statements -Scali -Ziegler -Massive invasion -The President's Responsibilities
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Protecting human lives -Ensuring withdrawal -South Vietnamese resistance -Public Reaction -Refugees -Anticommunism -Statements -Rhetoric -Scali and Ziegler -President’s instructions to Kissinger -Soviet Reactions -Impact of US bombing -Blockade -Ships required -Kissinger’s opinion -Legality -Mining -Implementation -Problems -Compared with Cuban missile crisis -Mines -Delayed fuses -Time allotted -Selectivity -Problems -Food and medical supplies -PRC -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Critics -Edmund S. Muskie -George S. McGovern -Statements on escalation -Muskie -Kissinger’s view -Charges of escalation -US position -Consequences of victory and defeat -Reaction of the press -Compared with Cambodian operation -North Vietnamese offensive -Impact on election -The President’s view
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Impact on US foreign policy -Communist powers -Confidence in US -Support -Europe and Asia -Seven points -Communists -The President’s possible course of action in 1969 -Seriousness -The President's policy -Compared with Gen. Charles A. J. M. De Gaulle -Resistance to defeat -North Vietnamese Offensive -Moorer’s location -B-52s -Attacks on North Vietnam -Target areas -DMZ -Limits to target areas -Possible escalation -18th parallel -Criticism The President's meeting with Robert S. Ingersoll -Instructions -Kissinger's trip to Japan -Length of meeting -Meeting with Kissinger Vietnam -Air strikes -Kissinger's trip to Japan -Delay -Decision -Delays -Possible duration -Statements -Scali -Ziegler Kissinger left at 9:43 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 701-3 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 9:44 am - 10:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President's schedule -Meetings -John B. Connally -Russell A. Kirk -Concentration on foreign policy -Kirk -Connally -John N. Mitchell -Delays -Arthur F. Burns -Length -Purpose -Connally -Possible call -Topics -Arrangements -The President's speech Education -The President's speech to the National Catholic Education Association [NCEA] -Draft -Haldeman’s opinion -Revisions -Parochial schools -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Inadequacies -Revisions -Parochial schools -Patrick J. Buchanan -Charles W. Colson -Domestic Council
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Opposition to aid to non-public schools -John D. Ehrlichman -Convention in Philadelphia -Dr. Sidney P. Marland's, Jr. speech -Reception -Reasons -Enthusiasm towards administration -The President's appearance -Connally's view -Meeting with Ehrlichman -The President's speech -Price -Article for U.S. News & World Report -Revisions -Buchanan's and Colson’s work on rhetoric -Connally's advice -Politeness Vietnam -Public relations situation -Henry A. Kissinger -Confusion -Ronald L. Ziegler -Previous meeting with the President -Kissinger -Current work -North Vietnamese offensive -New York Times editorial -Characterization of offensive -Compared with Laos and Cambodia operations -Criticism of press -Crossing of Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Counter strategy -B-52s -Problems -Unknown South Vietnamese General -US military’s tendency -Orderly Retreat -Psychological impact
Ambassadors
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Assignments -Confirmation -Frederic V. Malek -President’s instructions -Unknown person -Meeting with Richard S. Ingersoll Vietnam -Public relations -Laos operation in 1971 -Kissinger's handling -Haldeman’s view -Weather -Pictures -Refugees -Ziegler’s question -US bombing -State Department handling of diplomats -North Vietnamese violations -DMZ, Geneva Accords, 1968 bombing halt -News coverage -Clarity -Muskie -Attacks on statements -John G. Tower -Charge of defeatism -Media involvement with story -Haldeman's control of public relations efforts -Concern for GIs and Prisoners of War [POWs] -Protection of Americans -Number -News summary -Withdrawal program Vice-President Spiro T. Agnew’s schedule Voice of America -Bruce Herschensohn -Malek -[US Information Agency] -Resignation
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Big business -Contributions to Democrats -The President’s instructions -Colson -August A. Busch, Jr. [?] -Lyndon B. Johnson -Hubert H. Humphrey in 1968 -Analysis International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Johnson administration -Antitrust record -Haldeman’s reaction Administration -TV coverage -Reports of crisis in White House -Ziegler and John A. Scali -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Thomas E. Jarriell -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] -Ziegler -Unknown reporter -Robert Pierpoint -Counterattack -Haldeman’s upcoming conversation with Ziegler -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting -Kissinger
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -News reports -White House handling -Buchanan -Richard A. Moore 1972 campaign -Contributions -Maurice H. Stans -The President's campaign -Disclosure -John W. Gardner demands -Other candidates -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -George C. Wallace -Shirley Chisholm -Eugene J. McCarthy -Lists of donors before April 7 -The President's campaign -Stans's position -Jackson -Refusal to disclose Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:44 am. The President's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 10:06 am. 1972 campaign -Contributions -The President's campaign -Stans's position -Primary efforts -Wisconsin -Television -Problems -Amount of money -Reports to federal government -Stans's position -Full reports -Compliance with law
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Sums of money -Importance -Amounts -Disclosure -Problems -Alternatives to reporting -Limits to disclosure -Reports -Problems -E. Howard Hunt, Jr. Henry A. Kissinger entered at 10:06 am.
Vietnam -Air strikes -Numbers -Kissinger's conversation with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer Haldeman left At 10:06 am. -Target areas -Moorer’s statement -Damage Tanks and bridges -Effectiveness -Public relations efforts -Ziegler -Scali -Robert J. McCloskey -Daniel Z. Henkin Kissinger left at 10:08 am.
Conversation No. 701-4 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:08 am and 10:09 am Location: Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President met with Stephen B. Bull.
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The President's schedule -The President's meeting with Robert S. Ingersoll -Duration -Interruption by Bull -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Location Bull left at an unknown time before 10:09 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 701-5 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 10:09 am - 10:43 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert S. Ingersoll, Henry A. Kissinger and Stephen B. Bull[?]. Introductions and greetings Bull [?] left at an unknown time before 10:39 am. Ingersoll's assignment -Preparations -Departure -Timing US-Japan relations -Current status -Possible problems -Ingersoll's role as ambassador -Importance -Compared to West Germany -Berlin agreements -[David] Kenneth Rush -Compared to the Soviet Union -Ingersoll's method of handling -Relations with Eisaku Sato, Takeo Fukuda and power elite -Identification of potential leaders -No need for limitation -Japan's leadership -Fukuda -Mitsujiro Ishii -Ingersoll's role -Relationship with the President -Importance -Armin H. Meyer -Personal confidence -Representative to the government -Use of special channels to communicate with the President -Ingersoll’s staff
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Ingersoll’s relationship with the Japanese business community -The President's knowledge of Japan -Importance of US-Japanese alliance -The President's visits to Japan -Number -The President’s relationship with Japanese leaders -Potential power -Economic, political and military -Eastern Pacific -US-Japanese alliance and friendship -Strong emphasis from the President -Economic competition -US respect -Avoidance of protectionism, isolationism and Japanese counter reaction -Ingersoll's dealings with Japanese leaders -John B. Connally’s theory -US relationship with Japan, Latin America and Canada -Ingersoll's approach -Closer relations -Mutual respect -People's Republic of China [PRC] issue -US-PRC opening of relations -US and Japanese interests -PRC nuclear capability -Possibilities of influence -Possibility for conflict -Similarities to Korea and Vietnam -Reasons -Soviet Union -Effect on US-Japan ties -Difference in relationships -Social, economic, political ties -Trade ties between US and Japan -PRC, Soviet Union, and Canada -Mutual security interests -US intentions -Viable policy in the Pacific -Japan's role -Frequent dialogue -Joint communique -Development of US-Japan ties -Support For Clause
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Nixon Doctrine -The President's conversation with Chou En-Lai and Mao Tse-Tung -State Department view -Purpose -US role in world and the Pacific -Low profile -Commitment to South Vietnam -Continued US presence in Asia -PRC -Japan -Neutrality -Rearmament -Likelihood -Economic power -World War II
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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-Choices in future -Nuclear guarantee -Firm US alliance -Possible Japanese rearmament -Development of US ties
US-Japan relations -Competition in PRC -Possible Japanese role -US Success -Possible discussions -Potential Japanese actions -The President's Meeting With Chou en-Lai -Mao Tse-Tung -Need for US-Japan cooperation -Dangers of competition -Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip to Japan -Kissinger's work with Ingersoll -Translator -Use -Ingersoll's dealings with Sato and Fukuda -Use of channels -Other channels -Danger of leaks in Tokyo -State Department -Arthur K. Watson -Georges J. R. Pompidou
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Private dinner -Sato -Meeting with Kissinger -Privacy -Meeting with Ingersoll -Fukuda -Arrangements -Scheduling -Timing -North Vietnamese offensive -The President’s upcoming visit to the Soviet Union -President’s instructions to Ingersoll -Letters to Sato and Fukuda -President’s signature -Drafts -Content -Dispatch -Arrangements -State Department files -Contact with the Japanese ambassador -Meyer -US Asian policy -Message to Japan -Quotation of the President -Shanghai communique -US presence in Asia -US-Japan alliance -Importance -Peace -Taiwan, Republic of China -US policy -Korea -The President's message for Ingersoll to the Japanese -Ingersoll's assignment -Visits -Kissinger -The President -Upcoming trip to Soviet Union -Timing -Dwight D. Eisenhower's visit -[Emperor of Japan] Hirohito's visit -Timing
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-The President -Election -Respect for the Japanese -Problems -Economic -The President's message to Japanese leaders -Europe and Pacific -Ingersoll's assignment -Conversations with Fukuda, Sato and Ishii -Dealings with Japanese -Toughness -Eisenhower's comments on British as allies -Suez crisis -Contrasts in war and peace -Cameras -Kodak -Film -Cost
Presidential gifts -Golf balls Kissinger left and Stephen B. Bull entered at 10:39 am. Golf balls and tie clips Bull left at an unknown time before 10:43 am. The President's foreign policy -Ingersoll's admiration Ingersoll's family -Visit to Lincoln Memorial -Abraham Lincoln -Compared with the President Presidential gifts -Golf balls -Donald McI. Kendall -Money clip -Presidential seal
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:39 am. Photograph session -Standing pictures Presidential gifts -Bronze compacts Bull left at an unknown time before 10:43 am. Photographs -Copies George P. Shultz -Qualities -Previous relationship with Ingersoll -Dedication -Eisenhower The White House photographer entered at an unknown time after 10:39 am. Photographs -The President’s instructions The White House photographer left at an unknown time before 10:43 am. Gifts -Bronze compacts -Cuff links -Tie clasps -Presidential seal -Money clips -Kendall -“Bowser” [doggie] bags Ingersoll's assignment -Ingersoll's father, Roy C. Ingersoll -Message to Japanese -State Department -The President’s initials
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Ingersoll left at 10:43 am.
Conversation No. 701-6 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:43 am and 10:45 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Timing Bull left at an unknown time before 10:45 am.
Conversation No. 701-7 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 10:43 am and 10:45 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation no. 22-74]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 701-8 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 10:45 am - 10:46 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with George P. Shultz. [See Conversation no. 22-75]
Conversation No. 701-9 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 10:46 am - 11:46 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Robert S. Ingersoll -Praise from the President -Comments on the President's foreign policy -Lincoln Memorial -Abraham Lincoln -Compared with the President Political support for the President -General public -Gallup poll -Press Press -Ronald L. Ziegler's list of names -Number -Hugh S.Sidey -John F. Osborne -Friends of the President -Return calls -Peter C. Andrews of Buffalo Courier Express -New Republic and Life -News summary
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-References to Sidey and Osborne -Importance -Friendly journalists -Potential importance -Andrews -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Unfriendly journalists -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Ziegler -Osborne -Possible influence -Sidey -Henry A. Kissinger -Avoidance -Haldeman's enforcement Julie Nixon Eisenhower entered at 10:49 am.
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at 10:53 am.
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** White House Staff -Parties -The President’s concern -Movies -Paul Fisher Photographs of the President -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Problems
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-William L. Safire -Oliver F. (“Ollie”) Atkins -Selection -Frank Leonard -John R. (“Tex”) McCrary -Leonard -Similarities of style -Atkins -Photographs of the President -Image presentation -Eye on Nixon
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News summary -Comments on the President's personality -Source -Osborne -Spectrum -Unknown journalist -The President's trips -Human interest stories -Trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Press reports -Trip to PRC -Impact -Presentation of the President as a person -The President’s image Julie Nixon Eisenhower entered at 10:58 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Photograph session -Scheduling -Atkins -The President's availability -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Location
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-Time and day -Family picture -Preparations -Timing -Mrs. Nixon
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4 ***************************************************************** -Preparations -Mrs. Nixon Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at 11:00 am.
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Press -Attacks -Press conferences -Unknown White House staffer’s suggestion -Imitation of John F. Kennedy -Kennedy's conferences -Comparisons to current administration -Reports in press -Contents -The President's conferences -Handling by media -Comparisons -Osborne and Sidey -Meeting with the President -Timing -Ziegler -Osborne -Journalists -Cultivation of friends -President’s instructions -1972 election -Ziegler Drug speech -TV appearance -John D. Ehrlichman's advice -Other’s view -Need for reason
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-President’s previous conversation with Ehrlichman -Fireside chats -Radio -Value -Photographs -Value -Florida trip -Timing -Hotline -Timing -Plans -TV coverage -Haldeman’s opinion
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-George S. McGovern -Statements -Denials -Corporate taxes -Amount -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] reports -Misrepresentation -Media hostility to the President -McGovern's reception by press ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 53s ]
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-Contributions -Republicans -Maurice H. Stans's statement -Richard A. Moore -Legal requirements -John N. Mitchell -Amounts -Publicity -W. Clement Stone -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy -Problems -List of contributors -Publication of list -Problems -Current actions -Jackson -List of contributors -Publication -The President's contributors -List of names -Publication -Effect on primaries -A mailing -Results -List -Publication -Publicity -John W. Gardner's criticisms -Public reaction -Criticisms of the President's campaign -Reaction -ITT -Democrats -Edward M. Kennedy
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
William P. Rogers -Trip -Announcement -Possible timing George H. Gallup group -Call to Haldeman’s office -PRC trip -Relations with White House -Louis P. Harris -Albert E. Sindlinger -Charles W. Colson -Reports to the White House -Interest in the polls -Figures -Problems -Sampling techniques Media -Writers -Appearances on Television -Credibility -Neil MacNeil from Time -Spectrum television show -ITT case -Harm to administration -Credibility -Press relations -Peter Lisagor -Sidey -James Keogh -Osborne -Boycott -President Nixon and the Press -Condensation in Reader's Digest -Readership -Comparisons Acupuncture -Interest -Hobart D. (“Hobe”) Lewis -Articles
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Gen. Walter R. Tkach -Article -Interest -Fascination -Age of technique -PRC -Abolition and reinstatement by Mao Tse-tung -Cultural revolution -Article by James A. Michener
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8 ***************************************************************** An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. The President's schedule The unknown man left at an unknown time before 11:46 am.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
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Polling Presidential popularity -Thomas W. Benham’s analysis and numbers -Major issues -Reversals in public opposition -November 3, 1969 speech on Vietnam -Cambodia -Economic discussions of Phases I and II -PRC trip -High points -Attrition -Reasons -Beginning of term -Successes -High approval -Compared with Lyndon B. Johnson and Harry S. Truman -Unsolvable problems -Approval downturn -Vietnam -Impact -Republican minority -Public support -Depth -Expectations -Current strategy -Problems -Inflation -Food prices -Labor -Food prices
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Food chains -Reduction of prices -Safeway stores -Advertisements -Possible price freeze -Weak areas -Groups -Independents -Reasons for voting -Party loyalty -Importance -Mitchell -New voters -Party affiliation -Independence -The President's inroads -Vietnam -PRC opening -End of draft -Women -High prices -Administration record -Equal opportunity -Appointments -Nixon family -Concerns -Status of women -Patricia R. Hitt -Young women -Liberal leanings and idealism -ITT -Budget consciousness -Cost of goods -The President and Muskie -Comparisons -The President's personality -Projection -Importance -Press -Awards -Presentation of awards -Timing
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Image as President rather than as candidate -Course of the President's popularity over first term -High and low points discussed -Moon landing -November 3, 1969 speech on Vietnam -Withdrawal from Cambodia -Laos -Pentagon papers -Phase I and Phase II discussions -PRC trip -Gallup poll -Range -John F. Kennedy -Johnson
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Media -Radio speech on drugs Education -Forthcoming speech to the National Catholic Education Association [NCEA] -Ehrlichman -Draft -Timing -Problems -Non-public schools -Aid -Colson -Administration's position -Division within White House -Harris polls
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Results -Catholic attitudes -George P. Shultz's study -Ehrlichman -Financing -Tuition -Parish funds -Contributions -Tax deductibility -Problems -Non-Catholic students -Percentage -Shultz and Ehrlichman -Opposition to aid -Shultz -Support for private schools -Ehrlichman -Busing issue -Busing -Forum for handling -Television press conferences Media relations -The President’s recent press conference -Press reports on the President's tone and physical condition -Osborne -Sidey -Lisagor -Sidey -The President's aging -Description from Sidey -Osborne -Comments -Difference of opinion -The President's press conferences -Reports -The President's tenseness -Dan Rather -Inaccuracies -Press conferences -President’s dislike -Keogh's book
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Osborne's review -Possible press corps view of the President -Press boycotts -Osborne -Ziegler’s role -Sidey -Osborne Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. The President's meeting with Prisoner of War/Missing in Action [POW-MIA] lawyers -Press picture -Advantages -American Bar Association [ABA] -Format -Number -[Louis] Patrick Gray, III -Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft Bull left at an unknown time before 11:45 am. John B. Connally -Illness -Return home -Postponement of meeting with Arthur F. Burns Haldeman left at 11:45 am.
Conversation No. 701-10 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 11:46 am - 11:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Robert P. Murray, Harry Hathaway, Walter S. McLin III, John Mitchell Eger, L. Patrick Gray III and Gen. Brent G. Scowcroft; members of the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings and introductions
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Murray Photograph session Introductions -Hathaway -McLin -Eger -Gray Unknown person's visit to White House -Law Enforcement Assistance Act [LEAA] grant Press picture Meeting with the President -Appreciation -American Bar Association [ABA] program for Prisoners of War [POWs] and Missing in Action [MIAs] -Purposes -Contacts with families -Civil problems -Judge Advocate General [JAG] -Remedial legislation -Power of attorney -State legislatures -California -Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act -Problems -Department of Defense [DoD] -Jurisdiction US Air Force [USAF] Reserve lawyers -Possible amendments -Hearings in California -Coordination with military -Contacts with families -The President's help -Endorsement -Contact person at White House -Scowcroft POWs
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Efforts at release -Importance of subject -US bargaining power -Maintenance -Reasoning -North Vietnamese offensive -Air strikes -Possible resolution -Conclusion of war -Critics -Withdrawal -Problems for POWs -The President’s January 25, 1972 speech -US bargaining power -POW group -Position on war -Commitment from the President -Legal problems -Titles Photographs -Copies POWs -Attorney group Gray -Appearance Murray et al left at 11:58 am.
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Conversation No. 701-11 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:58 am until 12:11 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull and Alexander P. Butterfield. The President's schedule -Meeting with Prisoner of War/Missing in Action [POW/MIA] lawyers -Gifts -Pens John B. Connally -Idanell (Brill) (“Nellie”) Connally -Use of Camp David Bull and Butterfield left and Oscar Dystel, Markus Jaffe, Samuel Schulman, Richard L. Wilson and Herbert G. Klein entered at 12:00 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Introductions -Klein -Dystel -Jaffe -Schulman -Wilson Photograph session Presentation of The President’s Trip to China -Copies -Page of book -Production quality -Time -Value
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 36s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** The President's trip to the Soviet Union -Possible book -Leningrad -Kremlin -Iran And Poland -Impact on world -Comparison to World War II -Substance -News stories -Pictures -Kremlin -Leningrad -Warsaw -Teheran -Crowds -Railroads and trains -Size of press corps -Television -Compared to PRC trip Presidential gifts -Cuff links -Pens Book on the President's trip to Soviet Union -Pending decision -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Preface by the President -Possible contents -Arms control -Middle East
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Middle East -Ceasefire The President’s Trip to China -Binding -Cost -Subsequent book on Soviet Union trip -Topics -Arms control -Trade -Space -Wilson Gridiron Dinner -The President's absence -Women -Henry A. Kissinger's attendance -The President's schedule -Florida -Charles G. (“Bebe") Rebozo Unknown person's support San Diego Chargers -Status -Seattle Supersonics -Season's record -John Hadl Dystel, et al left at 12:11 pm.
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Conversation No. 701-12 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 12:11 pm and 12:12 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Melvin R. Laird and John H. Chafee -Meeting with LynRae McClintock -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -Gordon C. Strachan -McClintock's husband -Justice Department lawyer Bull left at an unknown time before 12:12 pm.
Conversation No. 701-13 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 12:12 pm - 12:13 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull, LynRae McClintock and Gordon C. Strachan. Introduction Bull left at an unknown time before 12:13 pm. Change of jobs Photographs Home -New job -Hometown -College [University of Southern California] -Major -Hometown [Riverside]
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-High School -Gift Gift McClintock et al. left at 12:13 pm.
Conversation No. 701-14 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 12:13 pm - 1:15 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger’s schedule -Meeting Vietnam -Weather -Naval gunfire -Mining operations -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Plans -Preparations -Philippines -Richard M. Helms -Information -Reaction -[David] Kenneth Rush -Conversation with Kissinger -Dated statement -Review of requests for bombing authority -Melvin R. Laird's approval -Surface to Air missiles [SAMs] -Air strikes -Increase -Marine planes -Location -Support personnel -US Air Force [USAF]
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-Marine Aircraft -Marines compared to USAF -USAF pilots -Aircraft -Quality -The President’s view -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Haig’s opinion -Moorer -Response to the President's orders -The President's orders -Politics -US foreign policy -Military's role and responsibilities -Ground troops -Moorer -B-52s -Increase -F-4s -Carriers -Number -Destroyers -Number -The President’s opinion -Cruisers -Naval gunfire -Targets -Dong Hoi airfield -Logistics -Lyndon B. Johnson -Air strikes -Weather -Improvement -Possible delays -Moorer's plans -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Moorer -Authority -18th parallel -Extension -48 hour strike -US position -Mining
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Impact -Delays -Impact -North Vietnamese offensive -Challenge -South Vietnamese strategy -Retreat and consolidation -The President’s theory -Winston S. Churchill on World War I -Comparisons to present situation -Lt. Gen. Sir Hubert de la Poer Gough -Allied victory -German losses and victories -Ypres -Numbers -British retreat -Erich Ludendorff -Churchill’s point -Necessity -Hue and Da Nang -Gen. Nguyen Van Thieu -Possible strategy -Formation of line -Exposure of North Vietnam -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Impact on North Vietnam -Compared to Laos -Possible end to the war by year’s end -Political impact -Election -Timing -Democratic National Convention -North Vietnamese Offensive -Need for decisive defeat -Break in weather -Negotiations -Probability before trip to Soviet Union Announcement on Warsaw -Notification of State Department and Warsaw -Laird
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The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:13 and 12:25 pm. [Conversation No. 701-14A] Message for Herbert G. Klein -Message for Richard L. Wilson -Announcement on Warsaw -Delay -Diplomatic channels [End of telephone conversation] US-Soviet Union relations -Kissinger's meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Note to the President -Purpose
Laird and John H. Chafee entered at 12:25 pm; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings Chafee -Departure from administration [Photograph session] Seating Cabinet officers -Subcabinet officers -Importance -Gratitude for Chafee's work
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Kissinger's departure -Phone call Kissinger left at 12:35 pm.
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Portsmouth Navy Yard -Decision to keep open -Described -Norris Cotton -Value -Laird -Cotton -Uses Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:42 pm.
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Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles [SLBMs] -Passage -Submarine-Launched Ballistic Missiles [SLBMs] -Naval vessels -Submarines -Technical problems -Keel laying Presidential gifts -Money clip Chafee -Laird 1972 election -Chafee -Campaign practices Chafee left at 12:44 pm.
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END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5 ***************************************************************** SALT -SLBMs -Laird's position -US negotiating position -Helsinki -An agreement -Undersea Long-Range Missile System [ULMS] -Keel laying -Limitations
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Appeal -Powered by the State Department and Joint Chief of Staff [JCS] -Problems -Public apprehensions -Soviet Union -Submarine agreement -Political problems -Development of facilities -Soviet [Delta Class] submarines -Missiles -Range -Number -Facilities -US facilities -Limitations Vietnam -President’s instructions to Laird -North Vietnamese offensive -Stakes For US -US withdrawal -President’s view -US defeat -Consequences -US foreign policy -Presidency -President’s awareness of situation -US counteraction -National Security Council [NSC] -William P. Rogerts -State Department -Risks -Election -Necessity for strong action -Air and naval power -Increase -The President's meeting with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and [David] Kenneth Rush -Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] reports -Laird's Role -Criticism -Assessing success and failure
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laird's recommendation -Cancellation of bombing -Target areas -Geographical limit -US options -Air strikes -Laird’s recommendation -18th parallel -No restrictions on authority -Timing -Authority -Extension -Time frame -US actions -Resources -Support role -Target areas -B-3 area -Activity -Weather -Forecasts -Timing -USAF reluctance -Battle of the Bulge -Comparisons -Risks -Naval Gunfire -Ships -Number -Guns -Capacities -Accuracy -Shore batteries -Destroyers -Targets -Tactical Air Support [TACAIR] -Performance -Tanks -Personnel -Sir Robert Thompson -North Vietnamese vulnerability -South Vietnam military
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Hue -Thieu -Retreat -Advantages -Battle of Verdun -French -Reports of battle -Criticism of Department of Defense [DoD] -Bombing requests -Possible problems coming from Laird’s office -Blame on Laird for reluctance -JCS -Lack of forthcoming infromation to the President -Air strikes -Laird's role -Loyalty to the President -Possibly questioned -Press conference -Rogers -Timing -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] violations -Schedule changes -Recognition of Bangladesh -Rogers’s responsibilities -Laird’s previous conversation with the President -Previous telephone conversation with Robert J. McCloskey -Ronald L. Ziegler -Line for the press -Conversation with Laird’s people -President’s instructions for Laird -Points to make -US purposes for air strikes -Protection of Americans -Vietnamization -Continuation -Aid to South Vietnam's defense -Prisoners of War [POWs] return -US actions -Ground troops -Air power -Target areas
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Violation of international law -Strong, hard line from Laird -Rogers -Comparison to Laird -Cambodia -Changes in character of war -Compared with Korean Conflict -Violations by North Vietnam -1954 agreement, 1968 bombing halt -Rogers -Air strikes -Targets -Protection of Americans -Number -Escalation of war -Edmund S. Muskie's charges -The President’s response -Hubert H. Humphrey -Demands for more aid to South Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Vietnamization -Impact -Laird's statement -Possible credibility problem -South Vietnamese strength -Chances of success -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Thieu -US confidence in South Vietnamese Abilities -Abrams comment -Football analogy -Past retreats -Battle of the Bulge -World War I -Great Britain and Germany -Public relations response -Laird's statements -Follow-up from the President -Timing -Scheduling -Rogers and Laird
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Coordination of various agencies -Authorities -Ziegler -Report of meeting between Laird and the President -Laird -Loyalty to the President -Questions -Laird's relationship with JCS -Hardline from Laird The President talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:44 and 1:11 pm. [Conversation No. 701-14B] Request that Ziegler join them [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Laird -Loyalty to the President -Problems of communication within the DoD and between the DoD and the White House -Weather -Forecasts -Effect on air sorties -Number -B-3 Area -Possible psychological impact -Effect on air sorties -B-52s -Problems -Surface-To-Air Missiles [SAMs] -Countermeasures -Target Areas -DMZ -Effectiveness -SAMs -Target Areas -Risks -DMZ
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-SAMs -Losses -Florida -US countermeasures -Options Ziegler entered At 1:11 pm. -Impact on People’s Republic of China [PRC] and Soviet Union -US credibility -Impact on US allies -Asia, Europe and Latin America Kissinger left at 1:12 pm. -The President's meeting with Laird -Ziegler's report -Statement for press -Laird's press conference -Timing -Rogers -Presentation Laird left at an unknown time before 1:15 pm. -Weather -Impact on air strikes -Public reaction -Air strikes -Muskie's criticism -Escalation of war -Responsibility -North Vietnamese offensive -McCloskey -Ziegler's report -Administation’s stance -Ziegler’s previous conversation with Haig -Public relations -Strategy -Comments to press -Confidence -Possible outcome
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-Press -Contradictory reports -Robert Pierpoint -Crisis in White House -Ziegler’s previous conversatin with Bill Jarriel [?] -WSAG meetings -Templeton [first name unknown] Ziegler left at 1:15 pm.
Conversation No. 701-15 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:15 pm and 1:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger. Unknown person's schedule -Meeting with the President
Conversation No. 701-16 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:15 pm and 1:17 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. The President's schedule -Old Executive Office Building [EOB] Sanchez left at an unknown time before 1:17 pm.
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Conversation No. 701-17 Date: April 4, 1972 Time: 1:17 pm - 1:32 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.
Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird -Protestations of loyalty ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Privacy] [Duration: 5s ]
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-Support for the President -Compared with David N. Packard -Loyalty -Laird -Pessimism -Naval gunfire -B-52s -Possible psychological impact -Soviet Union and People's Republic Of China [PRC] and Hanoi -India-Pakistan war -Similarities to present situation -North Vietnamese offensive -Kissinger’s view -US counteraction -Dong Hoi -Supply Depots -B-52s -Effectiveness -B-3 area -Air strikes -Effectiveness -Weather -PRC and Soviet Union -Duration of bad weather -Limitations on air power -Current aircraft -Impact on aircraft -Comparisons to the Battle of the Bulge -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Previous conversation with Kissinger -Comparison to the early stages of the Vietnam war -Commercial planes -Richard M. Helms -Support for administration's policy -Comments -South Vietnamese resistance -Hue -Blockade of Haiphong -Strength of South Vietnam -Compared with the Battle of the Bulge -Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. -US equipment
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laird and Rush -Comparisons -Public relations -William P. Rogers -Press conference -Bangladesh -Vietnam -Air strikes -Northern limits -Administration’s stance -Options -Target areas -Blockade of Haiphong -Mining -Preparations -Philippines
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-North Vietnamese offensive -PRC and Soviet Union warnings against US interventions -US actions -Administration’s stance -Appearance -Jordan -India-Pakistan war -Impact on PRC and Soviet Union -Impact on election -Soviets
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Interests -Berlin agreement -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Talk with Kissinger -Summit -Kissinger’s previous conversations with the State Department -Likelihood of cancellation -Military mission in Hanoi -Analysis -Military equipment -Inclusion in Laird’s statement -Equipment in Vietnam -Tanks, planes, trucks -Joseph W. Alsop -Forthcoming meeting with Kissinger -Social occasions -Kissinger’s previous conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman -1972 election -North Vietnamese offensive -Air strikes in North -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Effectiveness -South Vietnam -1968 Tet offensive -Khe Sanh The President and Kissinger left at 1:32 pm.