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Date: 
Apr 17, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 710-1 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 4:56 pm - unknown before 4:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 4:59 pm.
Conversation No. 710-2 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown after 4:56 pm until 4:59 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. [Signing documents] The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 4:56 and 4:59 pm. [Conversation No. 710-2A] [See Conversation No. 23-9] [End of telephone conversation] The President's schedule -Tuesday event -Time Butterfield left at 4:59 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 710-3 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 4:59 pm - 5:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 23-10]
Conversation No. 710-4 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: 5:02 pm - 5:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissinger’s conversation with John A. Scali -The president's meeting with People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team -Location of possible match -Problems -Possible cancellation -Announcement -Possible cancellation -Moscow trip -Bombing in North Vietnam -Bombing -Risks -Consequences -Kissinger’s and the president's soviet trips -Necessity -Kissinger’s conversation with Stewart J.O. Alsop -The President's Soviet trip -Scali -Visit of People's Republic of China [PRC] team
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -Possible cancellation -Michael J. Mansfield’s trip to PRC -Possible cancellation -Hong Kong stopover -Mansfield’s arrival in PRC -Table tennis match -Scali's memorandum -The President's meeting with Melvin R. Laird and Thomas H. Moorer -Kissinger’s handling H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 5:10 pm. PRC -Table tennis team visit and match -Arrangements -Possible cancellation of meeting with the President -Arrangements -Announcement -Possible actions -Meeting with the President -Cancellation of team's tour -Arrangements for team's visit and match -Scali's memorandum -Setting -Time -Tour of White House -Meeting with the president -Graham B. Steenhoven -Greetings -Chuang Tse-tung -Table tennis team -Schedule -Tricia Nixon Cox’s attendance at match -Statements on US bombing of North Vietnam Haldeman left at 5:12 pm. Vietnam -Meeting with Laird and Moorer -Length
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) Laird and Moorer entered at 5:13 pm. Greetings William M. Colmer luncheon Vietnam -Laird’s testimony -Coordination with William P. Rogers's and the President’s statements -Possible questions -Vietnamization -Failure -South Vietnamese performance -North Vietnamese invasion -Modern Soviet equipment -Military operations -Soviet equipment -US bombing -South Vietnamese performance -New South Vietnamese division -Offensive -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Hue -Movement -Damage to North Vietnam -Fifth South Vietnamese division -Improvements -Commander -Change -An loc -Tanks -Air support -Air cover -South Vietnamese Air Force -Capabilities -Sorties -Number -B-52s -TACAIR -Damage to North Vietnam -South Vietnamese performance
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -Laird’s testimony -Future fighting -South Vietnamese performance -Capabilities -Destruction of tanks -Figures -Weapons used -Antitank capabilities -Nguyen Van Thieu -South Vietnamese tanks -Number -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Combat teams -Military Region Two -Irregular forces -An loc, Hue and other cities -Difficulties -South Vietnamese responsibilities -US support -North Vietnamese invasion -Importance -Compared with Tet offensive -Casualties -US and South Vietnam -US forces -Ground elements -Press -Medal and citation to unknown Lieutenant Colonel -South Vietnamese performance -Improvements -Laird’s testimony -Bombing -Military targets -Military installations -Nuclear weapons -Exclusion -Bombing -Targets -Hanoi and Haiphong -Soviets -Ships to North Vietnam
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -Caution -Negotiations -Rogers and Laird testimony -Laird position -Conditions -Duress -Need for substance -Edmund S. Muskie proposal -Cease-fire -North Vietnamese invasion -DMZ -Illegality -Continuation -US reaction -Support for South Vietnam -Protection for US personnel -Curb of aggression -South Vietnamese performance -Cease-fire -US support -Risks -US personnel -South Vietnamese -North Vietnamese invasion -Congress -Antiwar resolution -Condemnation of invasion -Bias -Charge of assisting the enemy -Public relations -Television -Laird -John C. Stennis -Appearance on Today Show -F. Edward Hebert -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Stennis and Hebert -Hawks -Television appearances -US policies -Congressional support
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -Possible erosion -Laos operation -Naval action -Blockade -Further discussion -Newport News -Other cruisers -Effectiveness -Cruisers -US forces -Strengthening -Public statements -Confidentiality -Number of ships -Navy forces -North Vietnamese knowledge -Carriers -Panama Canal -Cape Hope -Arrival -North Vietnamese invasion -Withdrawals -US strikes -South Vietnamese performance -Air sorties -Effectiveness -Aircraft -Maintenance -Training -US goals -US support -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Return -Negotiations -Conditions -Previous discussions -Failures -North Vietnamese invasion -Withdrawals -DMZ -US position
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -Soviets -Support of North Vietnam -US reaction -US credibility -Middle East -Surface to air missile [SAMs] -United Arab Republic -North Vietnamese aggression -Risks -Precedents -Soviets -US response -Vietnamization -South Vietnamese performance -Press reports -Errors -Success of program -Military operations -An loc -South Vietnamese control -North Vietnamese assaults -21st South Vietnamese division -Roads -Clearance -North Vietnamese units -271st regiment -Artillery and tanks -US Armed Forces -Honor and confidence of public -Blockade -Imposition -Time -Mining -Advantages -Advantages -Selectivity -Mining -Disadvantages -Elimination -Small ships -Supplies
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-4 (cont.) -US equipment -Military operation against the Do Son Peninsula -Commander [Forename unknown] Moss -Rescue from water US Navy -Practice -Colebra -Ecological concerns Vietnam -US operations The President's schedule -Dinner with relatives The President, Kissinger, Laird and Moorer left at 5:50 pm.
Conversation No. 710-5 Date: April 17, 1972 Time: Unknown between 5:50 pm and 11:59 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons met.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conv. No. 710-5 (cont.) ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Non-historical returnable] [Duration: 43s ] THE PRESIDENT'S LOCATION THE PRESIDENT'S SCHEDULE END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 *****************************************************************
The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:59 pm.