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Date: 
Apr 18, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 711-1 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:18 am and 9:20 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. William P. Rogers -Location Butterfield left at an unknown time before 9:20 am.
Conversation No. 711-2 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 9:18 am and 9:20 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-13]
Conversation No. 711-3 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 9:20 am - unknown before 10:02 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with William P. Rogers between 9:20 and 9:23 am. [Conversation No. 711-3A] [See Conversation No. 23-14]
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Henry A. Kissinger entered at 9:22 am. [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Rogers's testimony -Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Calls from staff -Respect for the President -Press -Reports on Melvin R. Laird -Opposition to air strikes -Story from Saigon -Air strikes -Laird’s position -US policies -Show of strength -People’s Republic of China [PRC] PRC -Message to the President -Urgency -Call to Kissinger -Actions on air strikes -Message -Warning on territorial violation -Bombing of Haiphong -Significance -Hugh Scott and Michael J. Mansfield -Hainan Island -Geographic location Vietnam -Laird -Release of story -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Staff -The President’s call to Laird -Need for unity The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 9:23 and 9:27
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
am. [Conversation No. 711-3B] [See Conversation No. 23-15] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Laird -Release of story -Motives -Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Kissinger’s trip -American public opinion -Support -Lyndon B. Johnson -Comparisons to current administration -Air strikes -Call to Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Number of sorties -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow The White House operator talked with the President at 9:27 am. [Conversation No. 711-3C] [See Conversation No. 23-16] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Battle report -Military Region One -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] action -Effectiveness -North Vietnamese casualties -Fire base near Hue -Encirclement -Protection -Military Region Two -B-52 strikes
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-An Loc -North Vietnamese movements -Direction -ARVN actions -North Vietnamese movements -Weaknesses -B-52 strikes -Phantoms -Air strikes -Weather -South Vietnamese strikes -Moorer’s comments -Need for study of US airpower -B-25s -World War II -Comparisons -A-1s -Capabilities -US air tactics Israel -Yitzhak Rabin -Use of Phantoms -Altitude Vietnam -Air strikes -Pilots -Naval action -Destroyers -Numbers -Surface to air missiles [SAMs] -Destroyers -US casualties -Air strikes against North -Secondary fires -Haiphong -Hanoi Manolo Sanchez [?] entered at an unknown time after 9:27 am. Refreshment
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Sanchez [?] left at an unknown time before 9:49 am. Vietnam -Air strikes -Truck parks -Senate Foreign Relations Committee -Bill -Aid cut-off -Timing -Prisoners of war [POWs] release -Mansfield -Amendment -Battle reports -Further details -Soviet note -Mild nature -US response -Soviet ships -US response -Indian protests -US response -US aid -Further discussions -Friendly acts -Kenneth B. Keating -Cable -Possible dialog with India -Keating -Respect from Kissinger -Rogers’s testimony -Soviet ships -Charles W. Colson's staff -Public relations work -Discussions with Kissinger -News summaries -Attack on Edmund S. Muskie -Muskie's statements -Kissinger's attendance at Henry Brandon dinner -Charles D. Hamilton -Comments regarding the President -The Sunday Times
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Acquaintance with the President -Roy H. Thomson -Date -Francis D. L. Astor -The Observer -Interest in Africa -Benjamin C. Bradlee -Washington Post -Criticism of Democratic candidates -Comments -Feelings towards the administration -Mood -Elliot L. Richardson -Discussion with critics -Defense of Vietnamization -Arguments -Potential success -Bombing -Diplomatic act -Laird testimony -Vietnamization -Bombing -Administration intentions -Kissinger’s upcoming talk with Laird -Hanoi and Haiphong -Impact on Soviets -Critics of Kissinger -Defensiveness -Current offensive -Bradlee's comments -Duration -September -Possible end to hostilities -Laird -Testimony -Line of argument -Troop withdrawals -Goals -Abrams's assessment -Agreement with the President -Level in 1969 -Ceiling
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Rate -Ceiling levels -Decline -Reasons -The President's schedule -Trip to Moscow -Troop reduction -Trip to Moscow -Kissinger’s upcoming meeting -Timing PRC -John A. Scali’s concern -Table tennis team -Moscow Vietnam -Air strikes -Haiphong -Kissinger’s Moscow trip -US intentions -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Laird and Abrams -USSR -Benefits from war -Hanoi’s dependence -Kissinger’s trip -US position -Haiphong -Air strikes -Pressure on Hanoi -1972 election -Summit -Benefit for US -US pressure -Stance toward Hanoi -US pressure on Moscow and Peking -Concessions -Options -Continuing relations -Kissinger’s trip -Results
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Further actions -Summit -Advantages -Conditions -Attacks on North Vietnam -Options -Strikes -Blockade -Soviet response -Timing of US position -Kissinger’s trip -Blockade -Implementation -Problems -Soviet summit -Possible response from Hanoi -Blockade -Duration -USSR -Public support -Administration’s demands to USSR -Possible results -POWs Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 9:49 am. PRC -Table tennis game -Scheduling -Team -Meeting with the President -Possible photograph opportunity -The President’s remarks -US-PRC relations -Soviets Butterfield left at 9:51 am. -Rogers’s attendance at table tennis match, April 17, 1972 -Protesters -Types
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -Bombing -Protests at University of Wisconsin -Size -Television coverage -Blockade -US capabilities -Laird -Ships to Haiphong -Interception -Possible confrontation -The President’s previous conversation with Moorer -Mining -Moorer’s opinion -Mining over blockade -Problems -Soviet minesweepers -Advantages -Preparations -Heavy raids -Bombing -Effectiveness -Laird -Complaints -Release of story -Reaction of Hanoi -Negotiations -Le Duc Tho -Trip to Paris -Significance -Possible sign of weakness -Soviets -Further actions -Cautiousness -Kissinger’s trip -Dobrynin -Summit -Kissinger’s position -Conditions from the President The President talked with Laird between 9:55 and 9:56 am.
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Conversation No. 711-3D] [See Conversation No. 23-17] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -Bombing -Laird’s statement -Military operations -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s cable -Abrams’s assurances -Air strikes -Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. -Morale Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:56 am. PRC -Table tennis team -Arrangements -A platform -Press coverage Bull left at an unknown time before 10:00 am. Vietnam -Military operations -Haig cable -Thailand -Encouragement -Reassurances -Battlefield situation -North Vietnamese units -Saigon area -Abrams -North Vietnamese capabilities -Weaknesses -Negotiations -May meeting Kissinger
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meeting Vietnam -North Vietnamese capabilities Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:56 am. -Nikita S. Khruschev memoirs [?] -Dien Bien Phu -French Kissinger left at 10:00 am. Retention of something Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:02 am.
Conversation No. 711-4 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 10:02 am - 10:58 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. News summary Vietnam -Captiol Hill -News coverage -George D. Aiken -Charge against North Vietnam -Support for administration’s policies -Unknown people National economy -Canada [?] -Marina von N. Whitman -Interview in U.S. News and World Report
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Inflation -Food prices -Spiro T. Agnew’s statement -Government action against supermarkets -Supermarket Institute -Prices -John B. Connally's statement Busing -Time's criticism of the President's policies Revenue-sharing -Vote in Ways and Means Committee -Passage in Congress -George P. Shultz
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News summary Vietnam -Student strikes -Protest of bombing
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13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
CANADA
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:02 am. The President’s schedule -Meeting with his barber Bull left at an uknown time before 10:58 am. Demonstrators -Canada -Anti-US group -Positioning -Control -US Secret Service -Royal Canadian Mounted Police -Leader -Counteraction -Release of story -Kissinger -Knowledge of story -Method -Patrick J. Buchanan -Pierre E. Trudeau -Release of story -Method -Aldo B. (“Elbow”) Beckman -Jack N. Anderson -Confidentiality -Uses for Anderson -Anti-US group -Retaliation -Method -Buchanan release -Anderson
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Credibility -Herbert G. Klein International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Executive privilege -Klein -Peter M. Flanigan testimony -Guidelines -Limitations -Advice to the President -William E. Timmons -Testimony -Republican convention -Klein -White House aides -Timmons -Jack Gleason -Testimony -Timmons as witness Senate Judicial Committee -Memorial service for Hugo L. Black -Attendance -Schedule -Harry D. Steward testimony -Flanigan letter ITT case -Witnesses -Gleason -Scheduling -Problems of scheduling -Roman L. Hruska -John N. Mitchell -Timmons -Testimony on convention -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -The President's involvement -Republican convention -Robert H. Finch testimony -Discussion with the President -Site selection
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-San Diego -Chicago -Mitchell -The President's role -Robert J. Dole statement -Midwest sites -ITT contribution -Significance -Chicago site -White House staff -Testimony -Gleason -Hearings -Vote -Flanigan People's Republic of China [PRC] -Table tennis event -Pandas -Scheduling of event -Day -Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon -Publicity -Exploitation -Names -Age -Mating successes -Process and difficulties -Housing -Crowds -Zoo director -News conference -Ceremonies -Mrs. Nixon -Names -Eating habits -Publicity -Public interest Vietnam -William P. Rogers's testimony -Kissinger's opinion
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Tone -Rogers's assessment Rogers -Table tennis match -Tricia Nixon Cox's attendance Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird -Agnew -Attack on Edmund S. Muskie -Vietnam statement -Location -Fundraiser -American Society of Newspaper Editors [ASNE] speech -Timing -Connally -Statement -Agnew -Speech to ASNE -Buchanan -Agnew’s speechwriter -Attack on Muskie -Vietnam developments -Line of attack -Proposed administration response -Democrats -Challenge -Criticism of North Vietnam -Charge of anti-Americanism -Muskie -Attacks -Hubert H. Humphrey -Attacks by others The President's schedule -Meeting with Earl L. Butz -Report on Soviet trip -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Relationship with the President -Kissinger -Meeting with Butz
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Jacob D. Beam’s presence -The President’s “Kitchen Debate” with Nikita S. Khruschev -Value of meeting -Brezhnev -Administration officials -Trips abroad -Reports to the President -Opinions of Brezhnev -Reports to Kissinger -Donald H. Rumsfeld’s trip to Latin America -Procedures -Problems -President’s view -Written reports -Trips abroad -Reports to the President -Allen J. Ellender -Written reports -Kissinger -Senators -Hugh Scott and Michael J. Mansfield -Butz -Meeting with the President -Subjects of discussion -Meeting with Brezhnev -Beam -Kissinger’s report -Kissinger’s view -Trips abroad -Robert H. Finch and Rumsfeld -George P. Shultz and John D. Ehrlichman -Importance -Agnew -Importance -Experience -Value to the President -The President’s reports to John Foster Dulles -Reports to the President -The President’s experience -Donald McI. Kendall -Trips to Japan -John A. Volpe
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Meetings with the President -Kissinger’s role -Butz -Meeting with the President -Kissinger's presence -Trip to Camp David -Timing -ASNE reception -The President's remarks -Arrangements -Rose Mary Woods and Alexander P. Butterfield -The President's position in room -Receiving line -Use of upstairs -Lincoln Room, Queen’s Room [?] -Number of people -Upstairs tour -The President's trip to Camp David -Value of party -Upstairs tour
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Canada -Trudeau -Canadian nationalism question -Demonstrations against the President -Organizer -The President’s trip
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Canadian Press Secretary -Cooperation
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CANADA
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-Parliament rooms -The President’s trip The President's schedule -A toast Press -Richard A. Moore and John A. Scali -Ronald L. Ziegler's treatment -The President's schedule -Hard line -Press pool -Stories about White House -Blind girl in Chicago -Love of cookies -Future dealings by White House staff -Enemies -Hugh S. Sidey -John F. Osborne -Jerrold L. Schecter -Kissinger -Upcoming conversation with the President and Haldeman -Sidey -Ziegler and unknown person
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Conversations -William L. Safire -Leaking -Boycott -Schecter The President's schedule -Meeting with Butz -Kissinger -Wednesday -Tuesday afternoon -Photograph session with Julie Nixon Eisenhower -Meeting with Butz -Drug abuse officials -Meeting with regional directors -Value of meeting with the President -Meeting with Ehrlichman -Busing issue -ITT case ITT case -Ehrlichman -Clark MacGregor, John W. Dean, III and Wallace H. Johnson -Maneuvering White House staff -Division of issues -Charles W. Colson -War -Ehrlichman -Busing -Responsibilities Crime -Ehrlichman's work -Washington, DC -Decline -Publicity -Washington Star -Washington Post -Wire services -Ehrlichman
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Washington establishment summit, 1969 -Katharine L. Graham, Joseph A. Califano, Jr., John H. Kauffmann and Edward Bennett Williams -Ehrlichman's criticism -Lack of publicity -Washington Post and Washington Star -Graham -Lack of support -Suppression of favorable news -Washington Post -Wire services -Washington Star -Publicity for decline -The President's activities -Value -Meetings with DC officials -Ehrlichman -Showcase value -Example for country Busing -Press support -Time -Impact on public -Public hostility The President's schedule -Meeting with PRC table tennis team -Scali -The President's remarks -White House tour -Receiving line -Chou En-lai -Meeting with US table tennis team PRC -Table tennis team -Demonstrators Vietnam -Agnew -Appearance before Congress
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Timing -Laird -Testimony to Congress -Timing -Debate in Congress -Hard-liners -Barry M. Goldwater -Colson's work -Kissinger -Attacks on administration's critics -Support for enemy -Press reports -Rogers's testimony -News reports -George D. Aiken, Gerald R. Ford and Peter A. Peyser -James L Buckley -Edward M. Kennedy -Human Events -Goldwater -Statement -Robert P. Griffin -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Statement -Hard line -Kissinger -William J. Casey -Statement of support -The President's policies -Advantages The President talked with Kissinger at an unknown time between 10:02 and 10:58 am. [Conversation No. 711-4A] Kissinger's meeting with the President -The President's meeting with PRC table tennis team [End of telephone conversation] Kissinger -Trips abroad -Conditions
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Vietnam -US bombing -Soviet reaction -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow Haldeman left at 10:58 am.
Conversation No. 711-5 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 11:00 am - 11:24 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissinger’s staff -Soviets -Strikes against Hanoi and Haiphong areas -Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Domestic situation -Bombing -Intensity -Lyndon B. Johnson -Orders -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Massive attacks -Number of sorties -Possible cutbacks -Kissinger’s conversations with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer and [David] Kenneth Rush -Intensity -Concentration of bombing -Press stories -Current number in north -Melvin R. Laird -Number in south -Distribution
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Military Region Three -Impact -Increases -B-52s -The President’s previous conversation with Moorer -Enemy retreat -Increases -Naval action -Destroyers -Bombing -Resumption -North Vietnam -Haiphong -Soviets Soviets -H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s previous conversation with the President -Earl L. Butz’s meeting with Kissinger -Scheduling -Butz’s meeting with the President -Trips abroad -Haldeman -Problems -George W. Romney, Butz, and John A. Volpe -Reporting -Meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev -Evaluations of Jacob D. Beam and Butz -The President’s past conduct -The President’s view -Brezhnev -The President’s view -Meeting with Butz -Butz’s knowledge of Soviets -Grain deal -Relevance to US-Soviet relations -Dobrynin -US bombing of North Vietnam Vietnam -Bombing -People’s Republic of China [PRC] reactions -US overflights of PRC
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Channels of protest PRC -Visit by Hugh Scott and Michael J. Mansfield -Possible Mansfield statement Vietnam -Bombing -Supporters -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -Statement -Significance -The President’s previous conversation with Haldeman -Charles W. Colson -Timing -Provocation -North Vietnamese mistakes -Impact on Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Soviets -US-Soviet relationship -Kissinger’s trip -Possible results -Summit -Bombing -Impact on North Vietnam -Blockade -Risks to summit -Kissinger’s view -Laird -Statements -Aggresiveness -Statements -J. William Fulbright -Questioned by Laird -US policies -Supporters -Barry M. Goldwater -Soviets -War in south -Moorer and unknown person [?] -Halt in action
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 11:00 am. Barber -The President’s appointment Bull left at an unknown time before 11:24 am. Vietnam -Past offensives -Llewellyn E. (“Tommy”) Thompson, Jr.’s report [?] -Laos and Cambodia -North Vietnamese strength -III Corps -The President’s opinion -An Loc -Army of Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] divisions -North Vietnamese loss of momentum -B-52 strikes -Sir Robert Thompson -Impact of bombing on enemy -The President’s experience in Bougainville -Japanese planes -Impact -Latest report -Naval action -USS New Jersey -Impact -Use -Kissinger’s previous conversation with Moorer -USS Newport News -Employment -USS New Jersey -Inadequacies -North Vietnamese reaction -North Vietnamese small boats -Torpedo boats -Military operations -Moorer -Previous telephone conversation with Kissinger -Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Message to Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Vogt -Effectiveness -Abrams -US policies -Effectiveness -Accomplishments -Vietnamization -Laird’s statements -Success -Demilitarized Zone [DMZ] -Dependence on US -US policies -Joseph C. Kraft article -Hostility to summit -Hostility to the President -Soviets -Summit -Cancellation -Kissinger’s note to Dobrynin -Timing -Negotiations -Kissinger’s trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Failure -Vulnerability of US position -Blockade -Message to Soviet leaders Kissinger left at 11:24 am.
Conversation No. 711-6 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 11:24-unknown before 11:52 am Location: Oval Office The President met with unknown persons. The President's schedule
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President left at 11:25 am.
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The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 11:52 am.
Conversation No. 711-7 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:52 am and 11:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. John A. Scali -The President's meeting with People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team Alexander P. Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:52 am. Tricia Nixon Cox -The President's call Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:55 am. The President's schedule -Meeting with PRC table tennis team -Scali -The President’s comments and the team’s comments
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Length -The President's review -Time devoted to reading -Schedule -Meeting with Earl L. Butz -Butz's trip to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Butz's announcement -Publicity -Henry A. Kissinger's trip to Moscow Butz -Announcement -Reasons -Work with administration -Problems -Compared with John A. Volpe The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:52 and 11:55 am. [Conversation No. 711-7A] [See Conversation No. 23-18] [End of telephone conversation] Haldeman left at an unknown time before 11:55 am.
Conversation No. 711-8 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:52 am until 11:55 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman.
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
American table tennis team -Trip to People's Republic of China [PRC] -Date The unknown woman left at 11:55 am.
Conversation No. 711-9 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 11:55 am - 11:58 am Location: Oval Office The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 23-19]
Conversation No. 711-10 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 11:58 am - unknown before 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown woman. Meeting with Stephen B. Bull The unknown woman left at an unknown time before 12:04 pm.
31 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 711-11 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:58 am and 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team -Tour of White House -Tour guide -Tricia Nixon Cox -Michael J. Farrell -Arrangements -Meeting with the President -Handshakes -Translations -Number of players -Photographs -The President's remarks -Response -Translation -Charles W. Freeman, Jr. -Lt. Gen. Vernon A. Walters -John A. Scali's remarks -The President's remarks -Tour of White House -Meeting with the President -American table tennis team -Handshakes -Graham B. Steenhoven Bull left at an unknown time before 12:04 pm.
32 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Conversation No. 711-12 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:58 am unitl 12:04 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. People's Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team -Meeting with the President The President and Bull left at 12:04 pm.
Conversation No. 711-13 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 12:04 pm - unknown before 12:21 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown persons met.
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The conversation was cut off at an unknown time before 12:21 pm.
Conversation No. 711-14
33 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 12:21 pm - 1:46 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. The President’s schedule -Meeting with People’s Republic of China [PRC] table tennis team Tricia Nixon Cox -Trip to University of Maryland -William P. Rogers -Advisability -Radicalism -Trips -William and Mary College -Detroit -Cobo Hall -Demonstrators -Avoidance -First Family -Purpose -University of Maryland -Scheduling -Mistakes -Bombing in Vietnam -Demonstrators -Purpose -Violence -Arrests -Public appearances -Demonstrations -Campuses -Problems -Fieldhouse -Comparisons to other events -Schedule -Haldeman's review -Demonstrations -The President’s trip to Canada -Protests
34 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Henry A. Kissinger entered at 12:28 pm. Soviets -Statements -Contents -Approval PRC -Statements -Relation to US bombing in Vietnam -Hanoi and Haiphong -Visit of table tennis team -Scali -Table tennis team -Press reactions -Sympathy for enemy -President’s view Vietnam -Melvin R. Laird testimony -Effectiveness -Exchange with J. William Fulbright -Interruptions -Foreign Relations Committee -Caliborne Pell -Public opinion -Lack of support -Press reports -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] News -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr. -Editorializing -Spiro T. Agnew -Comment by Charles D. Hamilton -Compared with British press -British Broadcasting Corporation [BBC] -Shanahan [sp?] [first name unknown] piece -British -Kissinger’s meeting with George R.S. Baring [Earl of Cromer] -Support for the President and administration -News stories -Soviets
35 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Tricia Nixon Cox -Trip to University of Maryland -Demonstrations -Scheduling -Mistakes -Catcalls -Introduction -Crowd reaction -The President's previous experience with crowds People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Meeting with Kissinger -Report on Soviet trip -Timing -Discussion of Vietnam -Chou En-lai [?] -The President’s trip to Moscow -Reaction to Kissinger’s trip to Moscow -Discussion of US-PRC relations -The President’s instructions to Kissinger -Soviet summit -Vietnam -PRC statements
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Agnew -Statements -Previous conversation with Haldeman
36 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule -Meeting with Earl L. Butz and Kissinger -Timing -Picture -Termination Kissinger left at 12:36 pm. Tricia Nixon Cox's schedule -Attendance at sporting events -Introduction -Rogers -Public appearances -Experience -Comparisons The President's schedule -Public appearances -Capitol visit, April 17, 1972 -Protests -Agnew -Confrontation with protesters
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Vietnam -Protests -March in Washington, DC -Date -Event, April 15, 1972
37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Milton Pitts -Organization -Size -Arrests -Pitts's comments -Appearance of protesters -Events, April 22, 1972 -Washington, DC -Other cities -Build-up -National student strikes -Haldeman’s view -Public reactions -Interests -Teacher incitement Certificates -Pictures -Preparations Press -Meeting with reporters -Wilson [first name unknown], Herbert E. Kaplow and Helen A. Thomas -Arrangements Vietnam -Protests -Campuses -Issues -Protesters -Rogers and Laird -Testimony -Questions -Cabinet officers -Appearance before Congressional committees -John B. Connally Charles W. Colson -Meeting with the President -Timing Haldeman talked with an unknown person at an unknown time between 12:36 and 12:47 pm.
38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
[Conversation No. 711-14A] Request that Colson join them [End of telephone conversation] The President's meeting with table tennis teams -American team -Women -The President’s view -Korean -Blacks -Hippie -Absence -Handshakes -Trip to PRC -Match with PRC team -Losses -Compared with PRC players -PRC team -Physical condition -Compared with Americans -Physical appearance of American team -Sports teams -Tennis and basketball -Blacks Colson entered at 12:47 pm. Vietnam -Administration's counterattacks against critics -Agnew -Patrick J. Buchanan -Drafting of speech -Christine Jorgenson [?] -Houston speech -Food prices -Speechwriter -Speechwriters -Kenneth W. Clawson -Abilities
39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Laird and Rogers testimony -Transcripts -Readiness -Rogers -Briefing of senators -Morale -Barry M. Goldwater -Resolution for Senate -North Vietnamese invasion -Colson's role -Critics' disadvantages -Victory of administration -Edmund S. Muskie statement -President’s view -Need to attack -Accusation to treason -Defense of enemy -North Vietnamese offensive -Compared with Laos, Cambodia and Tet -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson administration -US peace offers -Number of withdrawals -US determination to win -Colson's role -Kissinger’s support -Attack on critics -Muskie -Hubert H. Humphrey -Edward M. Kennedy -George S. McGovern -President’s instructions -Critics -Muskie -McGovern -Administration assistance -Attacks -Humphrey -Agnew -United Nations [UN] suggestion -PRC and Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Membership in UN Security Council -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
40 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Democrats -Mood of nation -Misleading -Polls -The President's policies -Disregard of summit and election -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -Leonard Garment -Peace -Superpowers -US motives -US deliberation -Stewart J.O. Alsop -Rogers and Laird -Support for the President -Reevaluation -The President’s relationship with Rogers -New York Times article [?] -Call from Colson -Cabinet -The President's calls -Dwight D. Eisenhower -Charles E. Wilson -Conversation with the President -John Hannibal -Eisenhower -Rogers -Initiative -Polls -Albert E. Sindlinger -Hawkishness -Increase -North Vietnamese offensive -Condemnation -Senate -Accusations against Senate -Clifford P. Case, Jacob K. Javits and J. William Fulbright -Use of rhetoric -Anticommunism -The President’s instructions to Colson -The President's speeches -Kissinger
41 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Need for strong talk -William J. Porter -Rogers -Press -Hostility for administration -Counter-rhetoric -Name calling and toughness -Speechwriters -Price and Lee W. Huebner -Buchanan -Kenneth L. Khachigian -Hawks -Noel Cook -Robert J. Dole -Clawson -Rogers -Testimony -Reception -Table tennis match attendance with Tricia Nixon Cox -Reception -Television coverage ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 57s ]
END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11 *************************************************************** Vietnam -The President's supporters -Joseph L. Vicites [?] of Veterans of Foreign Wars [VFW] -Statement -Herbert R. (“Chief”) Rainwater -Charge against Democrats -Desire for US loss -North Vietnamese offensive -Resolution by Goldwater
42 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Appeal for Democrats' support -House Resolution [HR] -Condemnation of North Vietnam -Support for the President -Wording -Kennedy and McGovern -Entrapment -Language -The President's critics -Attacks by administration -Condemnation -Ads -Draft with Colson -Networks -Harassment -Cronkite -Attacks by administration -Human Events -William F. Buckley, Jr. -Goldwater -Use of White House materials -Support for the President -Public sentiment -Sindlinger poll -Sindlinger's attitude on foreign policy -Hawkishness -North Vietnamese invasion -Sympathy for the President -The President's peace offers and conditions -North Vietnamese violations -Sindlinger poll -Public anger at North Vietnam -Percentage
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Vietnam -North Vietnamese invasion -Critics of the President -Reticence -Administration response -Kennedy -Public opinion -Hostility -Sindlinger -Timing of new poll -Attacks by administration -Newsweek -Public support for the President -[Arnold] Eric Severeid -Statement on the news -Public opinion -Support for the President -Press hostility and fears -Cambodia invasion -Media reports -War as issue -Lessening personal involvement -Draft calls and casualties -Cambodia -Kent State University -Laos -Photojournalism -North Vietnamese invasion -South Vietnamese performance -Press reports and photography -Battlefield proficiency -North Vietnamese soldiers -Enchainment to seats of tanks -Julie Nixon Eisenhower's report to the President -Unknown Associated Press [AP] reporter -Press reports -Purpose
44 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Casualties International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Latest news -Peter M. Flanigan letter -Executive session -Disputes in committee -Samuel J. Ervin, Jr. -Reaction of Kennedy and John V. Tunney -Lack of agreement -White House staff testimony -Herbert G. Klein, William E. Timmons, John D. Ehrlichman and Colson -Republican position in committee -John N. Mitchell -Advantages -Ervin -Robert C. Mardian -Edward J. Gurney, Roman L. Hruska and Marlow W. Cook -Statement -Kennedy -Democrats -Questions -Armco Steel -American Airlines -DC subway lines -Richard G. Kleindienst -Disadvantages of position -Ervin's position -Flanigan -Opposition to Kennedy and Tunney -Clark MacGregor -Testimony -Jack Gleason -Hugo L. Black memorial service -Harry D. Steward -C. Arnholt Smith -Recommendations for job of San Diego US attorney -Background -Link with Robert H. Finch -Gleason -Delays
45 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Flanigan -Departure from town -Latest options -Delays -Senate debate -Timing -Maneuvering -Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. -MacGregor -Contacts with committee -Flanigan testimony -Benefits for administration
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War issue -Appeals to patriotism -Rogers Haldeman and Colson left at 1:46 pm.
Conversation No. 711-15 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 1:48 pm - 1:50 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
46 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
The President's schedule Butterfield left at 1:50 pm.
Conversation No. 711-16 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 23-20]
Conversation No. 711-17 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 1:50 pm and 2:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez.
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Sanchez left at an unknown time before 2:45 pm.
Conversation No. 711-18 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 2:45 pm - 2:49 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Tricia Nixon Cox. [See Conversation No. 23-21]
Conversation No. 711-19 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 3:02 pm - 3:03 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Julie Nixon Eisenhower.
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The President's schedule -Photograph session -Location
48 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Delay -Meeting with Earl L. Butz -Henry A. Kissinger's schedule -Arrangements -Timing Julie Nixon Eisenhower left at 3:03 pm.
Conversation No. 711-20 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:03 pm and 3:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. The President's schedule -Meeting with Earl L. Butz -Timing -Change -Henry A. Kissinger -Length Bull left at an unknown time before 3:09 pm.
Conversation No. 711-21 Date: April 18, 1972 Time: 3:09 pm - 3:37 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations -Kissinger’s conversation with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger’s trip to Moscow
49 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Senior Soviet official -Soviet intentions -Kissinger’s Soviet trip -Preliminary papers -The President’s perusal -Vietnam -Discussion -Vietnam -Soviet influence -Kissinger’s trip -Kissinger’s opening statement -Secrecy -Involvement of the People’s Republic of China [PRC] -Assurances to Chou En-lai -North Vietnamese ambassador to Moscow -Return to Hanoi -Negotiations The President’s meeting with Earl L. Butz -Grain deal -Length -Kissinger’s schedule -The President’s schedule -Photograph opportunity US-USSR relations -Kissinger’s Moscow trip -Newsmen -David Craslow [?] Butz entered at 3:12 pm. Greetings Butz’s trip to the USSR -Report -Length -US-USSR relations -Soviet interests -Support on German treaty -Middle East -Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
50 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Trade -Agricultural agreements -US interests -Agriculture agreements -Usefulness -Posture -The President’s instructions to Butz -Settlement in Vietnam -Negotiations -US posture -Mining and blockade of North Vietnam -Haiphong -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Trade with USSR -Need for cash -Peter G. Peterson’s work -Maurice H. Stans -Credit -Chromium -Comments by Brezhnev -Butz’s role -Dealings with Dobrynin -Appearance on Capitol Hill -Statement on trip -Carl T. Curtis and George H. Mahon -Meeting with Brezhnev -Brezhnev’s meeting with Glenn T. Seaborg in 1963 -Peculiarities -Mao Tse-tung -Head of state meetings with Brezhnev -Continuing relationship -Publicity -Logistics -Butz’s press conference in Moscow -Transcripts -Taping by Claude W. Gifford -Statements for press -Pitfalls -Credits -Congress -Butz’s statement -Future trade
51 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Improvement of relations -Existing conditions -Credits -Possible problems -Soviet expectations -Trade discussions -US and USSR terms of trade -Butz’s meeting with Soviet officials -Mikhail R. Kuzmin -Credits -Terms of interests -Number of years -Deal with Soviets -Storage costs -Percentage -Brezhnev -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -Ramifications -Other nations -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank [?] -Credits -Length -Trade -Agriculture interests in US -Soviet interests -Credit problems -Resolution -Soviet payment -Hard currency countries -Butz’s meeting with Brezhnev -Insight -Location -Kremlin -Party headquarters -Brezhnev’s availability -Butz’s impressions -Self-confidence -Interpreters -Photograph -Arrangements -Minister of Agriculture, Vladimir Matskevich -Previous visit to the US
52 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
-Background -Photograph -Age -Brezhnev’s previous meeting with the President -“Kitchen Debate” -Matskevich and Nikita S. Khruschev -Interpretation of remarks -Criticism of the President -Jacob D. Beam -Brezhnev’s remarks -The President’s trip to USSR -Brezhnev’s remarks -Seriousness of talks -Topics -Soviet imports -Winter wheat crop failures -Soybeans -Trade -Vietnam -Message to the President -Beam -US bombing -Brezhnev’s demeanor -Soviet understanding -Brezhnev -Knowledge of situation in Vietnam -Concern of the Soviet people -Message to the President -Vietnam -Response -Intelligence -Brezhnev’s attire -Brezhnev’s office -Size -Furniture -The President’s trip -Courtesies at the Kremlin -Accomodations Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:12 pm. The President’s meeting with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
53 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 8/07)
Bull left at an unknown time before 3:37 pm. Butz’s meeting with Brezhnev -The President’s Soviet trip -Transportation -Beam -Communication -Soviet Agriculture Minister [Matskevich] -Entertainment of Butz -Cognac -Trip to Yalta -Entertainment -Courteous behavior -Vietnam -Unknown Soviet reporter -Questions for Butz -Beam -Rebuttal -Responsibility -First meeting with Brezhnev -Brezhnev -Compared with Khrushchev -Grain sale -Terms -Arrangements -Conclusion -Butz’s press conference -Scheduling -Topics -Financing -Soviet imports -Livestock production -Further discussions -US-USSR relations Agriculture -Situation in US -Food prices -Attacks on middlemen Kissinger and Butz left at 3:37 pm.
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