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Date: 
May 11, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-1 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 10:03 am - 10:04 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger, Soviet trade delegation -Seating arrangements -Meeting with the President -Length Kissinger left at 10:04 am.
Conversation No. 723-2 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:04 am and before 10:06 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Alexander M. Haig. Jr. -Telephone call -Time -Purpose Bull left at an unknown time before 10:06 am.
2 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-3 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 10:06-10:07 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. Soviet trade delegation -Press picture -Ziegler's presence -Size of group Ziegler left at 10:07 am.
Conversation No. 723-4 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 10:07 am and before 10:08 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Gifts to Soviet representatives -Cuff links -Time to present Meeting with Soviet representatives -Time Bull left at an unknown time before 10:08 pm.
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-5 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 10:08-11:01 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Nikolay S. Patolichev, Anatoliy F. Dobrynin, Peter G. Peterson, Henry A. Kissinger, and Peter M. Flanigan; the White House photographer and members of the press were present at the beginning of the meeting. Greetings President's knowledge of Russian President's forthcoming Soviet trip -Russian language Photographs -Seating arrangements Dobrynin Interpreter US-Soviet Union relations -Trade -Peterson's report -Previous meetings between Kissinger and Leonid I. Brezhnev, Kissinger and Dobrynin Photographs -Arrangements -Copies [Photograph session] Russian language -Compared with Polish Seating
4 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-5 (cont.)
Soviet Union -Meetings with the President -Patolichev report to Politburo -Central Committee -The President’s view -Trade relations with US -Peterson’s meetings with Patolichev -Expansion -New era -Discussion between US and Soviet officials -Peterson -Meetings with Maurice H. Stans -Patolichev -Dealings with Peterson -Benefits -Economic relations -Expansion -Recent figures -Obstacles -Most Favored Nations [MFN] status for Soviet Union -Importance -Political problems in US -Other nations -Patolichev -Report to Central Committee -Value of US trip -Economic relations -Credit -Current problems -Benefits -Expansion -Current problems -Soviet problems -Resolution of problems -Reciprocity -Foreign trade -Cost of machinery -Need for credit -Machinery -Imports -Amount of credit
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-5 (cont.)
-Credit in foreign countries -France -Italy -West Germany -Great Britain -Japan -Amounts -Bargaining -Oil pipelines -Gas pipelines -Copper ore -Problems -Private solutions -Example of Far East seaport -Construction -Credit for Soviet Union -Orders for goods -Effect on US-Soviet trade -Economic relations with US -President's trip to Soviet Union -Kissinger's meeting with Brezhnev -Grain trade -Terms -Credit for Soviet Union -Agricultural problems -Patolichev's view -Current conditions -Frost in Siberia -Seasons -Patolichev's work during World War II -Location -Credit for Soviet Union -Grain -Purchases by Soviet Union -Exports -Amounts -Costs -Future trade -Problems -US-Soviet resolution -Credits
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-5 (cont.)
-Terms -President's comments -President's approval of previous meetings -Patolichev, Earl L. Butz, Stans, and Peterson -Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobrynin US-Soviet relations -World War II alliance -Cooperation among leadership -Military might -Economic strength -Differences -Philosophy -Areas of conflict -Resolution -Future relations -Reciprocity -Trade development -Long-term interests -Resolution of differences -Objectives -Tactics -US-Soviet Union Summit -Significance -Soviet leadership and people -President’s respect -President’s meetings with Brezhnev -Goals -Future cooperation -Export-Import [Ex-Im] Bank credits -MFN status -Congressional approval -President’s position -Differences -Resolution -Mutual interests -Long-range goals -Economic relations -Distractions -Areas of conflict -Economic agreement
7 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-5 (cont.)
-Importance -President’s meeting with Brezhnev -President’s authority -Patolichev's report to Brezhnev and other leaders -A joint commission Gifts -Cuff links -President’s seal Artifacts in Oval Office -Walter H. Annenberg's gift [“Star of the President”] -Steuben glass design -Crewelwork by Julie Nixon Eisenhower Patolichev, et al., left at 11:01 am.
Conversation No. 723-6 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:01 am and before 11:02 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. Signatures Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:02 am.
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-7 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 11:02-11:21 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. President's previous meeting with Nikolay S. Patolichev -Ziegler's statement -Meeting description -Trade relations -Agriculture -Industrial products Vietnam -Blockade -President's decision -Press commentary An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 11:02 am. President's previous meeting with Soviet trade representatives -Ziegler's briefing -Soviet summit -Questions Refreshment order The unknown person left at an unknown time before 11:08 am. President's previous meeting with Soviet trade representatives -Ziegler's statement -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s suggestion -Bilateral discussions -Arms limitation -Trade -Leonid I. Brezhnev -Purpose of meeting -Trade -Wording of statement
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-7 (cont.)
-Progress -Trade expansion -Vietnam discussion -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Henry A. Kissinger entered at 11:08 am. -Wording of statement -Kissinger’s view -Brezhnev, Aleksei N. Kosygin, Maurice H. Stans -Exchange of representatives -Vietnam topic -Ziegler's comment -Soviet Summit -New announcements -Significance for North Vietnam Ziegler left at 11:10 am. Soviet summit -Poland’s prediction -Significance -Kissinger’s call to Jerzy Michalowski -President’s meeting with Patolichev and Dobrynin -US-Soviet relations -President’s comments on World War II alliance -Winston S. Churchill’s experience -Kissinger’s meeting with Brezhnev -Adolph Hitler -Kissinger’s call to Michalowski -Ships in Haiphong -Polish response -Significance -President’s trip -Likelihood of cancellation -Press comments -Alarmist -Ziegler’s reports -The President’s view
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-7 (cont.)
Vietnam -Blockade -President’s letters to Brezhnev and Chou En-lai -People’s Republic of China [PRC] statement -Tone -Wording -Message to Chou En-lai -US goals -PRC statement -Restraint -Soviet statement -Wording -PRC statement -Kissinger’s view -Press reaction -Soviet summit -Political repercussions -Press -Democrats -Agreements -Benefits for president -Blockade -Decision -Kissinger’s view -Kissinger staff's assessment -William P. Rogers -Soviet summit -President’s previous decision -Risks -Election -Soviet response -Motives -Previous decisions -Cambodia -India-Pakistan war -Risks -Soviet summit -Likelihood of Cancellation -North Vietnam offensive -Military region one -B-52 strike
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-7 (cont.)
-Time -Extent -Location -South Vietnam marine landing -Number -World War I and II -President’s expertise -Suggestion for Haig and military -Tanks -Use in World War I -US tanks -Use in South Vietnam -The President’s suggestion -An loc -B-52 attacks -Time -Impact -Forthcoming Washington Special Actions Group [WSAG] meeting -Kissinger’s view -Hue -Use of President's suggestions -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Soviet summit -President’s preparations -Kissinger meeting with Dobrynin -Likelihood of Cancellation -Kissinger’s view -Previous meeting with Patolichev -Significance -President's preparations Kissinger left at 11:21 am.
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-8 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 11:21 am until 11:22 am Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person. President's schedule -Executive Office Building [EOB] The President and the unknown person left at 11:22 am.
Conversation No. 723-9 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:03 pm and 3:09 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with an unknown person. An unknown person’s return -Return call
Conversation No. 723-10 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 3:09 pm - 3:24 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Soviet Union response to the blockade -Kissinger’s previous meeting with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-10 (cont.)
-Leonid I. Brezhnev message -Content -Meanings -Wording -Major point -Soviet ships -US attacks -Interference -Kissinger’s reassurance An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 3:09 pm. Refreshments The unknown person left at an unknown time before 3:24 pm. US-Soviet Union relations -Brezhnev's message -Soviet Summit -Reply by Dobrynin -US statements -German Treaty -Dobrynin references -US position -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Timing -Likelihood -Kissinger’s view -Dobrynin's assessment of diplomatic moves -President's letter -Comparison to Cuban missile crisis -Public statements -President's peace proposals -Soviet Summit -Impact on North Vietnam Vietnam -North Vietnamese offensive -US countermeasures -Effect
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-10 (cont.)
-President's trip to Soviet Union -Kissinger's trip to Peking -Blockade -Press response -Ronald L. Ziegler's report -World War III predictions -President's meeting with Nikolay S. Patolichev -Significance -Politburo decision -Mining -US air strikes -Cessation in Hanoi and Haiphong -Time -Damage -Timing -Soviet Summit -Soviet ships -Instructions to Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Reason -Soviet Response -Soviet Summit -Demonstrations -Inspiration -William P. Rogers -Forthcoming meeting with the President -Time -Substance -Peace proposals -Instructions for Rogers -Comments before Soviet Summit -Soviet Summit -Rogers's knowledge of Polish response President's forthcoming meeting with Rogers -Time -Substance of discussion -Soviet response to blockade
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-10 (cont.)
-State Department -Statement -Release -Time Vietnam -Blockade -Soviet response -Tone -US response to Soviet note -Timing -Delivery -Study -Dobrynin -Attitude -Soviet Summit -Dobrynin's stake -Kissinger's forthcoming meeting with Dobrynin -Soviet note -US response -Time -German Treaties -Ratification -Soviet moves -Time -Cancellation -Likelihood -Kissinger’s view -Polish response -Interpretation -Timing -Press response -German Treaty vote President's meeting with Rogers Kissinger left at 3:24 pm.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-11 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:24 pm and before 3:25 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. President's schedule -Meeting with William P. Rogers -Time -Meeting with Henry A. Kissinger -Camp David helicopter -Time -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo Bull left at an unknown time before 3:25 pm.
Conversation No. 723-12 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 3:25pm - 3:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Meeting with William P. Rogers -Time -Henry A. Kissinger Manolo Sanchez -Health -Schedule -Key Biscayne Vietnam -Blockade -President's meeting with Rogers
17 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-12 (cont.)
-Rogers's public statements -Peace offer -Kissinger’s view -President's line -Rogers's line -Melvin R. Laird's line -Administration's stance -Prisoners of war [POWs] wives -Forthcoming events -Locations -Boston, Richmond, Washington -President's presence -Meeting with the President -Timing -Press reaction -Congressional strategy -Clark MacGregor's recommendation -Sense of Congress resolution -Similarity to Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church Amendment -Fund cutoff -Timing -Advantages for administration -Kissinger's advice -Instructions to Haldeman -MacGregor -"Hawks" -President's goals -South Vietnamese morale -Nguyen Van Thieu -Effect of Congressional actions -Congressional actions -Administration actions -Case-Church Amendment -John Sherman Cooper-Church Amendment -Resolution to cut off funds -Administration response -Kissinger's advice -President's decision -Time -Rogers meeting -Delay
18 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-12 (cont.)
-Blockade -Thomas W. Benham poll results -Difference between student demonstrators and general public -Demonstrations -Administration response -Minnesota -President's meeting with Rogers -Haldeman's and Kissinger's presence -Press conference -Haldeman’s forthcoming meeting with Kissinger -Strategy with Congress -Lyndon B. Johnson's policies -Concern for Senate, Soviet Union -Congress -Administration stance -Blockade -Press response -Alarmism -Ronald L. Ziegler's report -Fear of World War III -Laos -Cambodia -People's Republic of China [PRC] Haldeman left at 3:39 pm.
Conversation No. 723-17 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 3:39 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with the White House operator. [See Conversation No. 24-79]
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conversation No. 723-13 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown between 3:39 pm and 3:40 pm Location: Oval Office The President talked with Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon. [See Conversation No. 24-80; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation]
Conversation No. 723-14 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: Unknown after 3:40 pm and before 3:45 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield. President's trip to Camp David -Arrangements for secretarial services Butterfield left at an unknown time before 3:45 pm.
Conversation No. 723-15 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 3:45-3:51 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with Rose Mary Woods. Woods's location -Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-15 (cont.)
President's schedule -Camp David -Departure time
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-Manolo Sanchez -President's previous visit -Sanchez's response -Sanchez's health -Knee operation -Recovery time -Possible trip to Florida Vietnam -Blockade -Elmer H. Bobst's letter -Support for the President -Support for peace -Walter Williams -President's speech -Message to the President -Public support -Public support for the President
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-15 (cont.)
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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 3:45 pm. The President’s schedule -Forthcoming meeting with William P. Rogers -Rogers’s arrival -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman’s attendance -Arrival Bull left at an unknown time before 3:51 pm.
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Soviet Summit -President's attitude -Possible cancellation
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-15 (cont.)
President's meeting with Rogers -Instructions to Woods -Bull Woods left at 3:51 pm.
Conversation No. 723-16 Date: May 11, 1972 Time: 3:51-4:44 pm Location: Oval Office The President met with William P. Rogers, Henry A. Kissinger, and H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman. Greetings Weather -Lack of privacy for the President -Lyndon B. Johnson's greeting tourists Vietnam -Rogers's statements -Business Council -Forum -Support for the President -Peter G. Peterson -Peter M. Flanigan -Problems in getting support -Plans -Similarity to subcabinet meeting -Response -Difficulty of decision to blockade -Political risks -Effect on business market morale -Need to support the President -Peterson and Flanigan’s roles -Congressional testimony -Timing
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Kissinger -Melvin R. Laird -Press conference -Timing -Reason -Soviet Summit -President's meeting with Nikolay S. Patolichev -Significance -Politburo awareness -Polish message -President's suspicions -Parallel to John F. Kennedy and Cuban missile crisis -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -President's meeting with Patolichev -Substance of discussions -Vietnam -Ronald L. Ziegler's questions -Length -Previous discussion by Patolichev with Peterson, Maurice H. Stans -Patolichev's statements -The President’s view -Peterson -Flanigan -Control of Peterson and Earl L. Butz -Possible change in Soviet policy -Bank credits -Most Favored Nation [MFN] status -Official statements compared with action -Soviet response to the President's letter -Official Response -US response -Delay -Interim response -Soviet statement -Tenor -Richard M. Helms’s view -Alfred L. Atherton draft -Distribution by Ziegler, Robert J. McCloskey -Soviet statement -Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union [TASS]
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Coordination between Rogers and Kissinger -Timing -Soviet Statement -Method of distribution -Motives -Summit cancellation -Timing -Risks -Challenge to blockade -Soviet statements -US official's response -Media reports -Leaks -White House sources -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] -Check of Kissinger's office -John A. Scali -Ziegler -National Security Council [NSC] staff -Robert B. Semple story in New York Times -NSC meeting details -Kissinger, John B. Connally -Handling of leaks -Official comments -State Department -President's schedule -Camp David -United Nations [UN] Security Council action -Soviet Union, People's Republic of China [PRC] positions -Incidents at sea -Negotiations with Soviets -Department of Defense [DOD] position -John W. Warner -Soviet ships -US ships and aircraft proximity to Soviet ships -Limitations on US forces' overflight -Problems -Intelligence units’ position -Negotiations With Soviets -Dangers
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Delay -Paper For The President -Negotiations -Indochina -Ceasefire -Other parties -Cambodia, Laos -Blockade -British statement -Pierre E. Trudeau's statement -Belgian statement -Malaysian statement -Negotiations -Geneva-type convention -Participants -British -French -Soviets -PRC -US -Laos -Cambodia -North and South Vietnam -Timing -British proposal -Sir Alec Douglas-Home -Soviet response -PRC -US stance -Soviet Summit -President's previous offers -Details -Laird -Public comments -Soviet Summit discussions -1954 Geneva Convention -Issue -Ceasefire -Guidelines -Soviet response to Geneva-type conference -Paris negotations
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Limitations -Scope of conference -Laos -Cambodia -British proposal -Possible response -Rogers's and Kissinger's advice -1954 conference -French role -Study of proposal -British initiative compared with French initiative -US response -Previous negotiations -Supporters in Congress -John C. Stennis -Funds termination -Current proposal -President's terms -White House reaction to funds cut-off proposals -Possible effects of cutoff -Ceasefire -Withdrawal of US troops -Prisoners of war [POWs] -Timing -Negotiations -President's stance -Actions in Congress -Problems for South Vietnam -Nguyen Van Thieu -President's proposals -Congressional proposals -Problems -Blockade -President's decision -Potential opposition -Effect on South Vietnam -Support for President's peace proposals -Stennis and Robert C. Byrd's stance -Public statements -Wording -Clifford P. Case-Frank F. Church amendment
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Stennis's position -Byrd proposal -Congressional action -Sense of Congress resolution -Provisions -Support for President -President's concerns -Public opinion -Negotiating position -House Armed Services Committee -Need for Congressional appropriations -Delay in White House response -Stennis and Byrd -Importance -Public statements -Adm Thomas H. Moorer [?] -Instructions to Haldeman for White House staff -Laird -Military action -Plans for weekend -Railroads -Petroleum, Oil, and Lubricants [POL] -B-52 strikes -Number in South Vietnam -An Loc -Kontum -An Loc -Kontum -Plans for future -Haiphong -Soviet ships -Railroads -POL -Power plants -Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] discussions -U. Alexis Johnson -Limitations -B-52s strikes -Public support -Erosion over time -Effect on North Vietnam
28 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Congressional action -Time -Threat to negotiations -Danger to Summit -Message to Congress from White House -Effect on President's negotiations -Incentives to North Vietnam Rogers left at 4:27 pm. Vietnam -A Geneva-type conference -Kissinger's assessment -British, French, Cambodian, Soviet, and Chinese roles -Congressional action -Stennis -Blockade -Public support -Congressional support -Press comments -Soviet Summit -Congressional resolution effect -Timing of Patolichev's visit -NBC news report -Distribution -Jerrold L. Schecter's comment -Dobrynin -Rogers's comments -Kissinger’s view -Cancellation -Timing -German treaties -Public support for the President in event of cancellation -Timing -Damage to Soviets -Timing -Leonid I. Brezhnev note -Rogers's knowledge -Tenor -Soviet ships -US guidelines
29 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Dobrynin letter -Interpretations -Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -Soviet Summit -Parallel to John F. Kennedy and Cuban missile crisis -Cancellation -Timing -German treaties -Soviet actions -Possible scenarios -Press campaigns -Demonstrations in US -Effectiveness -Soviet Summit -Soviet response -Tone -Cancellation -Kissinger's expectations -Press reports -Rogers's report about leaks -Connally at NSC meeting -Leaks -Rogers's knowledge -Marvin L. Kalb story -Sources -White House -State Department -Content -Stories on Summit -Kalb story -Ziegler -Soviet Summit -Cancellation -Time -Likelihood -Kissinger's meeting with Dobrynin -Advance party in Moscow -Preparations -Cancellation -Timing -Likelihood
30 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02)
Conv. No. 723-16 (cont.)
-Blockade -Press relations -Connally -White House staff -Strategy for Congress -Kissinger’s forthcoming call to Stennis -Appeal for support -Congress -Role in foreign policy -Support for President -Church -Motives -Blockade -North Vietnam response -Necessity for US -North Vietnamese offensive -South Vietnam collapse -The President’s efforts -Likelihood -North Vietnam collapse -Likelihood -An Loc -Capture of North Vietnamese commander -Interrogation in Saigon -Similarity to The Godfather -Soviet Summit -Patolichev -Kissinger’s view -NBC -Dobrynin Alexander P. Butterfield entered at 4:41 pm. Haldeman left at 4:43 pm. Trip to Camp David The President, Kissinger and Butterfield left at 4:44 pm.