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Conversation No. 716-1 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: Unknown after 2:55 pm and 3:02 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler and Stephen B. Bull. The recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress. Richard M. Helms President's meeting with White House secretaries -Rose Mary Woods -Alexander P. Butterfield -Corsage Woods entered at an unknown time after 2:55 pm. -Photographs The Presidentâ€™s schedule The President, et al., left at 3:02 pm.
Conversation No. 716-7 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:08 pm and 4:08 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met at an unknown time between 3:08 pm and 4:08 pm. [Unintelligible] The Presidentâ€™s location -Cabinet Room [Unintelligible] The unknown agents left at an unknown time before 4:08 pm.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01)
Conversation No.716-2 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: Unknown time after 4:11 pm and 5:29 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers and Henry A. Kissinger. The recording began at an unknown time while the conversation was in progress. Soviet Union -Letter -Intentions -Request for evaluations -Georges J.R. Pompidou -Edward R.G. Heath -Willy Brandt -Negotiations -Ronald L. Ziegler -President's Paper -Gerard C. Smith -Vladimir S. Semenov -Leonid I. Brezhnevâ€™s paper -US position -Statement -Smith -Instructions -Vietnam issue -Soviet interest -Summit -Risks -Brandt Vietnam -Paris peace negotiations -Kissingerâ€™s forthcoming trip to Paris -Air strikes -Hanoi -Haiphong -Times -Duration -Intensity of strikes
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -B-52's -Naval gunfire -USS Newport News -Tactical air strikes [TACAIR] -Intensity -Military targets -Troop training areas -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Abrams -Negotiations -North Vietnam proposals -Success -Announcement -Timing -Negotiations -Rogers's itinerary in Europe -Soviet Summit -Rogers's trip to Europe -Statements on plans -Wording -North Vietnamese offensive -US reactions -Impact on Summit -Rogers's statement to Europeans -US stance -Relation to Vietnam -Conditions -Soviet support for North Vietnam -Abramsâ€™s report -Likelihood -British support -Pompidou -Brandt -Major issues -Importance -Compared with Vietnam -US interests in Vietnam -Brandt -Heath
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Rogers's trip to Europe -Smith -President's paper -Submarine launched ballistic missiles [SLBMs] -Brezhnev -Smith -Soviet proposals -US proposals -Submarine -Missiles -SLBMs -Compared with Soviet proposals -National Security Decision Memorandum [NSDM] -President's letter to Smith -Submarines -Soviet development -US programs -Multiple independently-targetable reentry vehicle [MIRV] issue -US missiles -Dwight D. Eisenhower Administration -Robert S. McNamara -Status of new missile -Launching -Payload -Compared to SS-9 Soviet Summit -Rogers's trip to Europe -Trade -European Security -Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction [MBFR] -Middle East issues Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:23 pm. -Communications -Reports on Vietnam -Return to US -Duration of trip
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) Rogers and Kissinger left at 4:24 pm. Rogers -Request for paper Soviet Union -Ziegler's statement -President's exchanges with Brezhnev -Purpose -Discussions with Smith and senior advisors -Rogers, Melvin R. Laird, Richard H. Helms, Moorer, Kissinger -Issues for resolution Kissinger entered at 4:26 pm. Soviet Union -Smith -Statement -Brezhnev paper -Rogers -Submarines -President's proposals -President's statement -SALT Agreement -Likelihood of conclusion -Improvement -Smith -Instructions -Return to Helsinki -Exchanges with Soviets -Purpose -Bases -Agreement -Likelihood -Smith announcement -Conclusion of statement -Laird, Moorer, Helms -SALT Agreement -Smith proposals -Rogers -Ziegler's statement
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Deletions -Smith -Likelihood -Conclusion -Discussions -Smith -President's instructions -Soviet reactions -Brezhnev -Conclusion -Press questions -Sensitivity of negotiations -Conclusion -Soviet Summit -Ziegler's statement -Rose Mary Woods -Response to questions -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.â€™s review Ziegler left at 4:36 pm. -Smithâ€™s proposals -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Brezhnev Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 4:36 pm. Haig meeting with President Bull left at an unknown time before 4:38 pm. Soviet Union -SALT -Dobrynin -Meeting with Kissinger -President's statement -Brezhnev proposals -Rogers -Laird, Helms and Moorer -Support for Brezhnev proposals -Rogers
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Position on proposals -Intercontinental ballistic missiles [ICBMs] -Equality Haig entered at 4:38 pm. -Submarines -Soviet development -Smith's proposal -The Presidentâ€™s view -Previous position -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -SLBMs -Brezhnev proposals -Rogers's judgment Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:39 pm. President's schedule -Meeting with legislative leaders -Day Butterfield left at 4:40 pm. Soviet Union -SALT -US goals -Formulation -Legislative support -Problems -Smith -Instructions -Preparation -Proposals -Orders to Smith -NSDM -Soviet strategy -Smithâ€™s strategy -Brezhnev -Problems -US proposals
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Soviet position -US proposals -Laird, Helms, Moorer -Submarines -Rogersâ€™s evaluation -Wording of proposals -Soviet proposals -Soviet missiles -Calculations -Moorer and Laird -Smithâ€™s position -Anti-ballistic missiles [ABMs] -Radius -Sites -Smithâ€™s proposals at cabinet meeting -Kissingerâ€™s view -Haigâ€™s view -SLBMs -US proposals -Congressional funding -Laird -Undersea long-range missile system [ULMS] -John C. Stennis -Soviet missile numbers -Submarines -Kissingerâ€™s position on inclusion in SALT -Moorer, Laird, Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. -A forthcoming meeting -Kissinger's attendance -Soviet proposals -Smithâ€™s position -U. Alexis Johnson -ABMs -SLBMs -Offensive missiles -Rogersâ€™s judgment -Kissingerâ€™s view -Brezhnev -Smith and Rogers -Motives -Kissingerâ€™s view
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -President's position -Public perceptions -Polls -Soviet trip -Bombing Vietnam -H. R. (â€œBobâ€) Haldeman -News stories -Ceasefire proposals -Kissingerâ€™s position compared with the Presidentâ€™s position -Source -State Department -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] -Marvin L. Kalb -Kissinger's position -Negotiations -Presidentâ€™s and Kissingerâ€™s positions -News stories -Reasons -Kissingerâ€™s statement -Cease-fire proposal -Le Duc Tho -North Vietnamese perceptions of President -Kissingerâ€™s statement to Dobrynin -North Vietnamese offensive -Kontum -Quang Tri -Capture -Army of the Republic of Vietnam [ARVN] performance -Commander -Forces Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 4:51 pm. -US air strikes -Hue -Kontum -ARVN performance SALT
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Agreement -Confidential exchanges -Likelihood -Increase -Zieglerâ€™s statement -Presidentâ€™s meeting with Smith -Presidentâ€™s instructions -Return to Helsinki -Presidentâ€™s instructions -Soviet response -Brezhnev Ziegler left at 4:56 pm. Vietnam -Report -Laird -North Vietnamese offensive -ARVN performance -Abrams -Reports on I Corps -Provincial capitals -Kontum, An Loc -Counter offensive -I Corps -Hue -Goals -Kontum -ARVN -Strength -Strategy -Provincial towns -Losses -Kontum -23rd division -22nd division -Hue -Value -Strategy -Central Highlands -Haigâ€™s view
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Kontum -Hue -Targets -Air power -Effectiveness -Air power -Abrams -ARVN -Quang Tri -Division commander -Control -Performance -Possible press story -Meeting with Haig -Performance -Counterattack -Haigâ€™s view -An Loc -Performance -Tai Nien [?] -Performance -Air power -Dependence -Artillery -Tanks and artillery -Comparison with Soviet -Soviet weapons -Systems -Introduction -Missiles -ARVN -Chances of success -Haigâ€™s judgment -North Vietnamese resolve -Haigâ€™s view -Kissingerâ€™s previous prediction -Kissingerâ€™s view -Dien Bien Phu comparison -Air power -III corps -Tanks
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Level of activity Ziegler entered at 5:04 pm. SALT -Ziegler's statement -Listing of advisors -Talks with Brezhnev -Subjects of discussion -Questions -The Presidentâ€™s May 1971 statement -ABM -Offensive weapons -SLBMs -Statements -Wording -SLBMs -Weapons systems -SLBMs -Discussion -Leaks -Breakthrough -ABMs -Discussions with press -Smith -Presidentâ€™s instructions -Scope of talks Soviet summit -Plans -Questions from press -Agreement -Conclusion -Conditions -Progress in negotiations -ABM questions -Exchanges between President and Brezhnev -Number -Press interest Vietnam
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -North Vietnamese offensive -ARVN morale -Negotiations -Plenary sessions -Progress -Continuation -Quang Tri -Loss -Kissinger -Zieglerâ€™s comments -ARVN -The Presidentâ€™s view -North Vietnamese weapons -Sophistication -Soviet Union -US air support -Zieglerâ€™s statement -Losses -North Vietnamese losses -Extent -Attacks on North Vietnam by US -Military targets -Commentary -Losses -Abrams Ziegler left at 5:06 pm. -ARVN performance -I Corps -Strength -Determination -Weaponry -US underestimations -Quang Tri -Shelling -Number of rounds -Ammunition dump -Destruction -Impact on morale -Naval gunfire
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Intensity -Attrition -Number of troops -Verification -US response -Bombing of North Vietnam -Extent of destruction -Blockade -Haiphong -Soviet concerns -Soviet activities -Concerns over US actions -Le Duc Tho -Soviets -Letter from Brezhnev -Settlement -Negotiations -Le Duc Tho -North Vietnamese offensive -Hanoi -Haiphong -Bombing -US public opinion -Air strikes -Intensity -B-52s -Number -TACAIR strikes -Level -Damage -Comparison with Lyndon B. Johnson -Bombing halt -Naval response -Positioning of ships -USS Newport News -Zumwalt -Gunfire support -Shore batteries -Blockade -Relationship to president's trip to Soviet Union -Conditions
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.) -Presidentâ€™s strategy -Military response -Soviet summit -Domestic and congressional concerns -Air strikes -Scheduling -Plenary sessions -Negotiations -Outcome -Private meeting -Plenary session -Possible walkout by William J. Porter -Cancellation -North Vietnamese actions -Cancellation -News report -Negotiations -Plenary session -Porterâ€™s reaction -Quang Tri, Kontum attacks -Possible walkout -Resumption -Conditions -Kontum -Possible loss -Timing -Hue -Shelling -Fire Base Bastongne -130mm artillery -B-52s -Artillery of North Vietnamese -Destruction -TACAIR -Air Force actions -The Presidentâ€™s view -Gen. John W. Vogt, Jr. Kissinger and Haig left at 5:29 pm.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-2 (cont.)
Conversation No. 716-3 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: 5:31 pm -5:53 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Kissingerâ€™s forthcoming meeting with Le Duc Tho -Public record -Statement by President -The Presidentâ€™s view -Wording -An announcement -Statement -Strength -North Vietnamese offensive -President's response -Public support -Polls -Bombing -Extent -Negotiations -US demands -North Vietnamese action -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -March 29, 1972 status quo ante -Prisoners of war [POW] release -US bombing -US proposals -January 25, 1972 -Withdrawal -POWs -North Vietnamese response -Negotiations -Kissinger's opening statement -North Vietnamese [Le Duc Thoâ€™s] responses -Tenor of Kissinger's remarks
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-3 (cont.) -President's Intentions -North Vietnamese offensive -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.â€™s view -National Security Council [NSC] meeting -Melvin R. Laird's previous predictions -Vietnamization -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr. -Risks -Success -Reasons -US aid -Tanks -Japan -Trained personnel -South Vietnamese Losses -Military Region [MR] 1 -South Vietnamese tank losses -North Vietnamese artillery -Soviet weapons -Effectiveness -North Vietnamese artillery -Number of rounds -Estimates -Quang Tri -An Loc -Cambodian operation -Kissingerâ€™s view -South Vietnamese response -Offensive capabilities -Defensive capabilities -South Vietnam -Cambodia -Offensive ability -US support -North Vietnamese offensive -US response -Lack of new ideas -Laird -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Abrams -South Vietnamese defeat
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-3 (cont.) -US public response -US public opinion -Kissinger's dinner with Rowland Evans and Thomas W. Braden -US response to offensive -The Presidentâ€™s view -North Vietnamese offensive -North Vietnamese targets -Selection -Kissingerâ€™s forthcoming briefings -Abrams -Moorer -Briefing of President -Options -Dikes -B-52s -Populated areas -Problems -Press coverage -Risks -Haiphong -Recovery -Air strikes -Piers -Petroleum, oil and lubricant [POL] dumps -B52s -Air strikes -Soviet weapons -Quality Soviet Union -Military capabilities -North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO] -Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster -Compared with US military capabilities -The Presidentâ€™s view US military establishment -Reorganization -1972 election -John B. Connally -Appointment as Secretary of Defense
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-3 (cont.) -The Presidentâ€™s view Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Air strikes -Connally's opinion -Support in Texas -Destruction -Thanh Hoa -Weather -Kissinger, Haig -South Vietnamese performance -Abrams's evaluation -Laird -Morale -Air strikes -Impact -B-52s -North Vietnamese casualties -South Vietnamese actions -Counterattacks -Plans -Dong Ha, Quang Tri -Ronald L. Ziegler's statements -Stance to press -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnamese losses -Public stance -Press reports -Impact on US public -Laos operation -Provincial capitals -Memorandum [?] -Retyping Kissingerâ€™s schedule Kissinger left at 5:53 pm.
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-3 (cont.)
Conversation No. 716-4 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: 5:57-6:47 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (â€œBobâ€) Haldeman. Henry A. Kissinger -Final instructions for meeting with Le Duc Tho -Schedule Vietnam -Ronald L. Ziegler -North Vietnamese offensive -Ceasefire -Kissinger's statements -Tone -Compared to the President -News summary -Haldeman's notes -Murray Marder -Meeting -John A. Scali, Ziegler -Kissinger -Discussion with President -William P. Rogersâ€™s statement -Kissinger's statement -Differences from President -Rogers -Scali, Charles W. Colson and Ziegler -State Department -Richard M. Helms -News reports -Distortions of Kissinger's statement -Le Duc Tho -President's approach -Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.'s briefing -Quang Tri -Kontum
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -South Vietnamese losses -Scali -Abrams -US bombing -Negotiations -Plenary session -Walkout by William J. Porter -North Vietnamese offensive -US bombing Kissinger entered at 6:01 pm. -Opposition -Charles H. Percy -Nelson A. Rockefeller -Percy -Poll results -Release -Breakdown -Public support -Use in negotiations Soviet Union -Leonid I. Brezhnev's letter -Meeting with President -Vietnam -References -Differences -Soviet visit to Hanoi -Democratic Republic of Vietnam [DRV] -DRV readiness to negotiate -US military action -Bombing -Haiphong -President's visit to Soviet Union -Arrangements -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Leningrad -Television appearance -Text for translation
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -Dwight L. Chapin -Church service -Scali -Public knowledge -Church service -Publicity -William F. (â€œBillyâ€) Graham -Soviet plane -Agreement -Chapin -Trip to Leningrad -Trip to Kiev -Summit -Cancellation possibility -Soviet intentions -North Vietnamese offensive -Blockade -Prisoners of war [POWs] Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Victories -Quang Tri -Abrams's report -Army of the Republic of Vietnam's [ARVN] performance -Abramsâ€™s view -Military leadership -Gen. [Forename unknown] Thieu [sp?] -Gen. Ngo Quang Truong -Hue, Kontum -Ellsworth F. Bunker -Nguyen Van Thieu -Prognosis -ARVN -Morale -Abrams's report -US air support -Battle zone -Air action -Abrams's report -ARVN morale
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -ARVN losses -Kontum -Hue -Impact of possible loss -Casualties -Number of refugees -Military Region [MR] One -Abrams's report -ARVN morale -North Vietnamese losses -US air support -ARVN performance -Cooperation among commanders -25th Division -Activities -An Loc -Comparison with Quang Tri -Planning -ARVN performance -Compared with previous situation in Laos -Coordination -MR Three -MR Four -Weather -MR Three -MR Two -Hue -Abrams's report -President's evaluation -ARVN morale -Leadership in MR 1 -Quang Tri -Loss -MR Two -22nd Division -An Loc -ARVN performance -North Vietnamese losses -Calculations -US air power -ARVN losses
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -MR Three -25th Division -Tai Nien [sp?] -An Loc st -21 Division -Units in action -Abrams's report -Laird -The Presidentâ€™s view Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] -Previous meeting -Lairdâ€™s performance Vietnam -Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam -Kissinger's impression -Haig -Laos operation -Abilities -North Vietnamese offensive -ARVN -1st Division -Performance at Firebase Bastogne -Haigâ€™s view -Northern Group -Hue area -Quang Tri -B-52 strikes -Abrams's report -Flexibility -Air strikes -Impact on ARVN morale -Flexibility -Psychological effects -Hanoi and Haiphong -Saigon -Hanoi -Schedule -Blockade -Kissinger briefing
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting -Implementation -Necessity -South Vietnamese collapse -POWs -Impact on Soviets -Soviet Summit -President's speech -Mail response -Max Ascoli -Contribution to President's campaign -North Vietnamese offensive -Abrams's report -Impact -ARVN performance -Provincial capitals -Bunker -Meeting with Thieu -Purpose -Abramsâ€™s briefing -North Vietnamese offensive -Losses -B-52 raids -Impact -Compared to World War II -Losses -Extent -Air strikes -Tactical air [TACAIR] -Impact -Number of planes -Compared to World War II -Abramsâ€™s view -Strength -Israel -Phantom airplanes -Performance in Middle East -Dien Bien Phu -Viet Minh -Negotiations in Paris -Kissinger's return to US
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -Announcement -Time SALT -President's meeting -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Rogers -Gerard C. Smith -The Presidentâ€™s view -Brezhnev's proposals -Contents -Rogersâ€™s view -Moorerâ€™s view -Smithâ€™s acceptance draft -Kissingerâ€™s view -Dobrynin's response -Smith's proposals -Submarines -Limits -Moorer -Haig -Laird, Helms, Moorer -Smith -Rogers -Submarine-launched ballistic missiles [SLBMs] -Rogers -The Presidentâ€™s view -Congress -[Arms Control Disarmament Agency] -Kissinger -Brezhnev -Smith -Comments compared with those relating to Berlin Agreement -John J. McCloy -Gen. Lucius DuB. Clay, Jr. -Motivation -Kissinger's position -Brezhnev proposals Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.) -ARVN performance -US bombing -North Vietnamese attitude -Bombing -Hanoi -Haiphong -Soviet Summit -Possibility of cancellation -Press -Kissinger's position -Soviet Summit -Cancellation by Soviet Union -Intentions -Dobrynin -Cancellation by US -President's initiative -Ziegler -Press campaign -Cambodia -Laos -Possible end of war -Timing -North Vietnamese offensive -ARVN capabilities -North Vietnamese resolve -A helicopter -Losses -Missing in action [MIA] -Prisoners of war [POWs] -US retaliation -ARVN morale -Limit of endurance -Artillery capacities -Kissinger's trip -Message Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 6:41 pm. Kissinger left at 6:42 pm. Rose Mary Woods
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Dec-01) Conv. No. 716-4 (cont.)
Items for the Presidentâ€™s signature Butterfield left at 6:45 pm. Woods -Talked with the President about Quang Tri SALT -Smith -Rogers's performance -The Presidentâ€™s view -Reason -Soviet submarines -President's response to proposals Woods John D. Ehrlichman Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 6:45 pm. President's schedule Sanchez left at an unknown time before 6:47 pm. Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -Capabilities -Kissinger -US public opinion -Support for bombing -Haiphong -Kissingerâ€™s view -Press -Haig -Soviet Summit -Impact -Kissinger Haldeman left at 6:47 pm.
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Conversation No. 716-5 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: 6:48-6:49 pm Location: Oval office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. The Presidentâ€™s schedule -President's approval of agenda -Henry A. Kissinger's appearance The President and Butterfield left at 6:49 pm.
Conversation No. 716-6 Date: May 1, 1972 Time: 6:49 pm Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met. Buzzer -Test The unknown agents left.