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Date: 
Jun 13, 1972
Location: 
Oval Office
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1 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Conversation No. 732-1 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 7:45 and 8:01 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Greetings The President’s schedule -Congressional Republican leaders Stephen Bull left at an unknown time before 8:01 am.
Conversation No. 732-2 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:01 and 9:39 am. Location: Oval Office Unknown men met.
[Unintelligible]
The unknown men left at an unknown time before 9:39 am.
Conversation No. 732-3 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:01 and 9:39 am. Location: Oval Office Unknown men [Secret Service agents] met.
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The President’s location -Locator device The unknown men left at an unknown time before 9:39 am.
Conversation No. 732-4 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 8:01 and 9:39 am. Location: Oval Office Unknown men met. [Unintelligible]
The unknown men left at an unknown time before 9:39 am.
Conversation No. 732-5 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: 9:39-9:50 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Hugh Scott, Gerald R. Ford, Clark MacGregor, Herbert G. Klein, and Ronald L. Ziegler. [The recording began while the conversation was in progress.] Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] -Support in House of Representatives -Statements of support -Timing -Soviet Union -Future agreements -Delays
3 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Vietnam resolution -The President's view -Timing -Impact on negotiations Revenue sharing -Ford House Resolution [HR] 1 -Scott’s actions -Abraham A. Ribicoff -The President’s position Foreign policy issues -Congressional Republican’s efforts -Vietnam -Prisoners of War [POWs] -Peace offers -Defense commitments -Future agreements -SALT negotiations -US strength -Navy -Sixth Fleet -US policy -New isolationists -US security assistance program -US policy -Israel -U.S. prestige -The President's prestige -Democrats -House Committee on Foreign Affairs -Apprehensions -Vietnam negotiations -Dangers of pullout Vietnam -POWs -Cease fire -Compared with Korean War Scott, et al., left at 9:50 am.
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Conversation No. 732-6 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: 9:52-11:09 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Ronald L. Ziegler. The President's telephone call to Dan Rather -Columbia Broadcasting System [CBS] coverage of wedding Barbara Walters H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered at 9:53 am. The President's knowledge of television coverage -CBS -National Broadcasting Company [NBC] -American Broadcasting Company [ABC] Dan Rather -The President's telephone call Ziegler left at 9:53 am.
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Spiro T. Agnew
5 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Role in administration -Nixon's relationship with Dwight D. Eisenhower -The President's view -Relations with Congress -Senate votes -John N. Mitchell John B. Connally -Henry A. Kissinger -Approach as Secretary of Treasury -Presidency -Haldeman’s view Kissinger -Role in administration in second term -Problems Vice President's residence -Agnew -The President's view -Possible locations -Marjorie Merriweather Post's houses -Possible government guest house in Palm Beach -Luis Echeverria Alvarez -Camp David -Layout of beach house in Florida -Budget conditions -Facilities -Possible congressional action Possible Presidential appearance on Capitol Hill -Kissinger -The President -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. -Problems of precedents -Alternatives The President’s possible meeting with Congressional leaders -Strategic Arms Limitations Talks [SALT] -Kissinger’s briefing -Presentation -Length -The President's response to questions from Congressmen
6 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -J. William Fulbright -Possible attendees -Congressional committees -Melvin R. Laird, William P. Rogers, Gerard C. Smith -Problems -The President’s role -Preparation -John C. Stennis
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John D. Ehrlichman -Administration position on busing -Need for public relations -Spokesman -Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania -George C. Wallace -Need for the President's press conference -Position on busing -Rationale The President’s possible meeting with Congressmen dealing with SALT talks -Timing -Format -Questions -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson -The President's view -Smith -Fulbright -Lyndon B. Johnson -Cambodia
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Kissinger -US News and World Report article -Length -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -World report -Value of report -Length -The President's view -Department of State Walter H. Annenberg -Swimming pool -Contribution -Edward R. G. Heath -Chequers -White House -Tennis court Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:53 am. Meeting with Thomas C. Korologos, Clark MacGregor, and Stennis -Kissinger's presence -Kissinger's location -Joseph W. Alsop Bull left at an unknown time before 10:26 am. Tennis court at White House -Value
8 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -The President's view Sequoia -Seaworthiness -The President's view -New boats -Timing -Election -Gift to government -US Navy -Seaworthiness of a new yacht -Specifications
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Swimming pool -Camp David Kissinger -Stennis meeting -MacGregor White House staff -Congressional staff -The President's view -Press secretaries -Ziegler -Herbert G. Klein -The President's view -Staff -Domestic Council -Staffing
9 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Congressional liaison office -Staffing -Haldeman’s view -Eisenhower years -Bryce N. Harlow -Wilton B. (“Jerry”) Persons -Staff cuts -The President's view -Transfers to campaign staff -Dale Grubb, Richard K. Cook, Korologos and Wallace H. Johnson -Domestic Council -The President's view -Ehrlichman and MacGregor -Specialists -Foreign policy briefing book -Patrick J. Buchanan -Kissinger Possible press conference -The President's view -Television The President's schedule -Trip to Florida -Press conference -Meeting with Gerald R. Ford, [Thomas ] Hale Boggs -Trip to the People’s Republic of China [PRC] Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:53 am. Kissinger's presence -Meeting with the President and Stennis -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin Bull left at unknown time before 10:26 am. Haldeman spoke with Kissinger at an unknown time after 9:53 am. [Conversation No. 732-5A]
10 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) The President’s schedule -Stennis -Kissinger [End of telephone conversation.] News summary -Richard G. Kleindienst Kissinger entered and Haldeman left at 10:26 am. Meeting on PRC -Haig Kissinger's breakfast meeting with Dobrynin -US bombing in North Vietnam -Chinese response -Public statement -US response -Briefing for Dobrynin -US intentions -Nikolai V. Podgorny's trip to Hanoi -US policy -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Hanoi -Haiphong -Procedures by US -PRC -Soviet Union response -Dobrynin -Kissinger's trip to the PRC -Haig's conversation with Dobrynin Stennis and Korologos entered at 10:28 am. Greetings Kissinger’s previous trip to Japan SALT -Defense position -Effect on negotiations -Mining of Haiphong Harbor
11 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Negotiations -The President's view -US -Soviet Union Negotiations with Soviet Union -US strength -SALT II negotiations -New weapons systems -Defense Department -The President's view -Undersea Long-Range Missile System [ULMS] -B-1 bomber -Stennis's support -Defense budget -Foreign aid -Anti-Ballistic Missil System [ABM] Peace advocates -US strength North Vietnamese actions -An Loc, Hue, Kontum -Military action -Problems in north -Antiwar resolutions -Effect -Encouragement of North Vietnamese -Strength of North Vietnamese US negotiating position in Vietnam -US policy -Military actions -Cease fire -Prisoners of War [POWs] -US leverage -Michael J. Mansfield amendment Vietnam war -Negotiations -US dealings with Soviet Union and PRC -Impact on North Vietnamese -US Congressional action
12 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Resolution -Soviet Union delegation visit to Hanoi US session with Soviet Union on Vietnam -The President’s previous trip to Soviet Union -Leonid I. Brezhnev, Aleksei N. Kosygin, Nikolai V. Podgorny -Meeting with the President -Soviet Union position -The President's conversation with Brezhnev -Length -SALT -Location -The President's previous trip to Soviet Union -Nikita S. Khrushchev -US position -Brezhnev’s response -Reasons for Soviet Union position -Kosygin -Head of State dinner -Conversation with the President -Toast at dinner -Kissinger's talk with Andrei I. Gromyko -US proposals to Hanoi -President’s previous comments to Congress -US policy -The President’s telephone call to Brezhnev -Podgorny's trip to Hanoi -US-Soviet Union communique -Reference to US actions -President -Soviet Union and PRC offers -Possible Senate Resolution -Effect -US position -Cease fire -POWs -Senate Resolution on war -The President's view -Funding -Soviet Union and PRC offers The President's conversation with Brezhnev -Khrushchev
13 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Offers to North Vietnamese -Brezhnev -Cease-fire -US position -Cease-fire -POWs -George S. Mcgovern's election -Effect -Need to stop Senate Resolution -Soviet Union response to US proposals Vietnam -Cease fire -US advantages -North Vietnam -Senate Resolution Stennis’s possible comments US bombing -North Vietnamese supplies -Effect Stennis's motion in Senate -Mansfield resolution -Herman E. Talmadge -David H. Gambrell -William B. Spong, Jr. McGovern -Source of support Mansfield resolution -Amendments -Stennis opposition Military procurement bill -Allen J. Ellender -Stennis’s view -B-1 bomber -Command post -ABM -Command post -SALT talks -Senate action
14 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Impact on Moscow -The President's view -B-1, ULMS -The President's view -Bargaining with Soviets -SALT -Soviet missile capacities -Jackson US military strength -ULMS -Crash program -David Packard [?] -Bargaining with Soviets Military procurement bill -ABM -Cut-backs in research and development -Stennis’s view The President's talk with Stennis -Stennis’s statement -The President's view -The President's desire for second round of negotiations -Arms programs -US Navy -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Laird Talks with Dobrynin -Negotiations with Soviets SALT talks -Second round of talks -The President’s policy -US security -Weapons freeze -Soviet Union -Second round of talks -Timing -ABM -Conditions
15 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Stennis’s Congressional hearings -Objections to SALT -Jackson -Organization of hearings -White House staff members -Senate action -Stennis’s efforts -Military procurement -B-1 bomber -Amount The President's Vietnam military policies -Mining Kissinger, et. al. left at 11:09 am.
Conversation No. 732-7 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: 11:15-11:17 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] address -Text Bull left at 11:17 am.
Conversation No. 732-8 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:17 and 11:28 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield.
16 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) The President's schedule -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] address Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:28 am.
Conversation No. 732-9 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:36 and 11:43 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's schedule Bull left at an unknown time before 11:43 am.
Conversation No. 732-10 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: Unknown between 11:38 and 11:43 am. Location: Oval Office The President met with an unknown person.
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Conversation No. 732-11 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: 11:43 am.-1:18 pm. Location: Oval Office The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman and Stephen B. Bull. Henry A. Kissinger's and schedule -People’s Republic of China [PRC] trip -Staff meeting Bull left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.
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Kissinger entered at 11:44 am. Kissinger’s schedule -Staff meeting -PRC Meeting with the President -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] briefing -Congresssional leaders -East Room -Compared with Cambodia briefing Kissinger left at 11:45 am. -Possible benefits
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Haldeman talked with Charles W. Colson at an unknown time between 11:45 am. and 12:27 p.m. The President can be heard in the background. [Conversation No. 732-11a] [See Conversation No. 25-56; one item has been withdrawn from this conversation] [End of telephone conversation]
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Foreign policy public relations efforts -Patrick J. Buchanan -Raymond K. Price, Jr. -William L. Safire -Administration spokesman -The President's view -S. Steven Karalakas -Price -Buchanan -Kissinger -Unnamed writer -Previous Nelson A. Rockefeller employee Possible White House staff testimony before Congress -Kissinger -Haldeman -John D. Ehrlichman -Peter M. Flanigan -Previous testimony -Haldeman’s view
19 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Other members of White House staff -Cabinet officers -Kissinger's role in presenting SALT Treaty -Meeting with Congressmen -J. William Fulbright -The President's view -Public relations aspect -Invitation to White House -Haldeman’s view Irving Kristol’s book [On the Democratic Ideal in America] -The President’s instructions -Ehrlichman -Price -Buchanan -Ehrlichman -Cabinet officers -George P. Shultz -Elliot L. Richardson -George W. Romney -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA] -Herbert Stein -Arthur F. Burns -Richard G. Kleindienst -Warren E. Burger -Letter from the President Kissinger’s possible testimony -Meeting with Congressmen on SALT -East Room -Purpose -Briefing in East Room -Haldeman’s view -Television coverage -Radio coverage -The President's view -Melvin R. Laird -William P. Rogers -Gerard C. Smith Rogers -Possible meeting with the President -Rogers's forthcoming trip to Asia
20 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Southeast Asia Treaty Organization [SEATO] -Australia, New Zealand and the US [ANZUS] -Kissinger's trip to PRC -Chinese invitation -Length of trip -Previous trip to Soviet Union -Timing ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 2m 17s ]
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Legislation -House Resolution [HR] 1 -The President's view -Richardson, James D. Hodgson The President’s possible press conference -Colson recommendations -East Room -Subjects -Vietnam -SALT -Political question -Unemployment -Busing -Tax reform -Timing -Preparation -Colson’s view -Location -California -East Room -The President's view -Timing
21 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Date -Vietnam announcement -Draft -Troop withdrawal -Colson's recommendations -The President’s preparation -Ramifications -Location of press conference -Questions -Timing -Vietnam announcement -The President’s schedule -Forthcoming US News and World Report article -The President's view -New York primary -The President’s wedding anniversary -Colson's group -Qualities -Richard A. Moore, John A. Scali -Visit to Capitol Kissinger entered at 12:27 pm.
Kissinger's talk with Anatoliy F. Dobrynin -Kissinger's possible testimony before Congress -Gen. Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Kissinger's possible testimony in Congress -Disadvantages -Flanigan -Possible briefing in East Room -Advantages -Television -Format -Fulbright and John C. Stennis -Committees -Attendees -The President's opening statement -Various formats -Questions -Statements -Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
22 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Kissinger's opening statement -Television -Senate ratification -Public relations -Smith -Advantages -The President's view -Kissinger's television appearances -Timing -Advantages -Presidential press conferences -Timing -Colson -1972 election -US foreign policy -US domestic policy -Republican convention -Democratic convention -The President's image -Scali, Moore, Ronald L. Ziegler -Kissinger's recommendation -Timing -Kissinger’s trip to PRC -Nikolai V. Podgorny's trip to Hanoi -Charles A. J. M. DeGaulle -Stature -Previous administration efforts -The President’s speech on Vietnam, November 3, 1969 -The President’s PRC trip -International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT] case -Timing -Colson -Kissinger -Haldeman -The President’s policies -The President's image -Opponents -Respect for the President The President's opponents -Different groups -Respect for the President
23 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) Presidential press conference -Timing -Date -Podgorny trip -Kissinger's trip -Kissinger’s view -Democratic convention -Kissinger’s view -Previous television interview of the President -Dan Rather -Kissinger’s view -Comparison with press conference -Advantages -Television interview -Walter L. Cronkite, Jr., Howard K. Smith, John W. Chancellor -Visibility -Rather -Value -Haldeman’s view Kissinger's possible Congressional briefing -Advantages -Television -Laird, Rogers, Smith -Fulbright -Opening statment -Release to press -Length -Radio -Kissinger -Haig -Arms control -Smith -White House involvement -The President's intervention Arms control -Message to Congress -Administration policy -Test Ban Treaty -Smith -Nonproliferation treaty and Test Ban Treaty -The President’s policy
24 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Smith -Kissinger’s trip to Japan -Department of State -US policy -Eisaku Sato -Takeo Fukuda State Department -Support for Nonproliferation Treaty -The President's view -Japanese position Kissinger's trip to Japan -PRC view -Fukuda -Consultation with US
SALT and Anti-Ballistic Missile [ABM] treaties briefings -Fulbright -Ratification -Congressional hearings -Kissinger's testimony -Protocol -Possible briefing at the White House -Timing -Executive privilege -Kissinger's briefing -Timing -The President's meeting with Luis Echeverria Alvarez -Location -Preparation for briefing -Timing -Kissinger -Meeting with Echeverria and Emilio Rabasa -Preparation -The President’s role -Kissinger’s role -Timing -Echeverria -Kissinger -Preparation -Location
25 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Time -Clark MacGregor -Meeting with Fulbright -Kissinger -Timing -Location -White House Theatre -Briefing room in Old Executive Office Building [OEOB] -East Room -Timing -Length -The President's opening of meeting -Recording and transcript -Timing Kissinger’s forthcoming trip to PRC -Kissinger's briefing of Rogers -Haig’s message to Philip C. Habib -Rogers's trip -SEATO -ANZUS -North Vietnam -John B. Connally -Hanoi Press conference by the President -Timing -Kissinger's trip to PRC -Public response -Timing -Colson -Kissinger's trip to the PRC -Podgorny's trip to Hanoi -Public announcement Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -US bombing in North Vietnam -The President’s instructions -Podgorny's trip -Public announcements -PRC protests
26 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) PRC policy on Vietnam -US bombing -Limits on bombing Kissinger's Congressional briefing -Time -Wednesday compared with Thursday -Radio coverage -State Department -Transcript -Rogers, Laird -Arrangements -Timing -Length of time -Echeverria welcome ceremony -Public relations -Rogers, Laird, and Smith -Interruptions -Echeverria welcoming ceremony -East Room -Preparation -Timing Press conference by the President -Timing -Kissinger’s trip to PRC -Podgorny visit to North Vietnam -Possible private US-North Vietnam negotiations Kissinger left at 1:15 pm. Possible Presidential press conference -Domestic policy -Announcement -Possible wording -Domestic policy -Timing -Subjects -Foreign policy -SALT -Domestic questions -Timing -Announcement
27 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. Jan-02) -Kissinger -Ehrlichman -Domestic policy -The President's view -MacGregor Haldeman left at 1:18 pm.
Conversation No. 732-12 Date: June 13, 1972 Time: 1:18 pm. Location: Oval Office The President met with Manolo Sanchez. ***************************************************************** BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 [Personal returnable] [Duration: 7s ] END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1 ***************************************************************** The President and Sanchez left at 1:18 pm.