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272–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Thomas H. Moorer
  • Gen. Robert
  • John N. Irwin
  • Maurice J. Williams
  • Joseph J. Sisco
  • Armistead I. Selden
August 11, 1971
Conversation No. 272-13

Date: August 11, 1971
Time: 3:12 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

President's schedule
-Stephen B. Bull's call to Kissinger
-Forthcoming meeting
-Itinerary
-India-Pakistan
-Refugees
-India
-People’s Republic of China [PRC]

Thomas H. Moorer, Robert E. Cushman, John N. Irwin, Maurice J. Williams, Joseph J. Sisco,
and Armistead I. Selden, Jr. entered at an unknown time after 3:12 pm.

[General conversation]

-San Clemente

India and Pakistan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 272-13 (cont.)


-US policy
-Avoidance of war
-Media
-Humanitarian aid
-Pakistan
-Refugees
-United Nations [UN]
-President's conversation with Indian Ambassador
-Economic aid
-Political aspects
-National interests
-War
-India
-Pakistan
-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
-US
-PRC
-Pakistan
-India
--Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan
-Refugees
-India
-US policy
-USSR
-US policy
-State Department
-Instructions fro Sisco
-Need to avoid war
-Neutrality
-Consequences of possible war
-President’s possible television appearance
-Appeal to Congress for economic aid cut-off
-Summarized
-Economic aid
-USSR
-Need to avoid war
-Restraint
-Yahya Khan
-US policy
-Joseph S. Farland
-Yahya Khan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 272-13 (cont.)


-India
-Policy
-Independent Bangladesh
-Means
-Soviet-Indian Friendship Treaty
-USSR
-Visit by Andrei A. Gromyko to India
-Support for guerilla activity
-Instability in East Pakistan
-Pakistan
-Yahya Khan
-Possible action
-East Pakistan
-India
-US aid
-Political situation
-Impact on insurgency
-Military situation
-Guerilla activity
-India
-UN
-Refugees
-East Pakistan
-US policy
-Peaceful outcome
-Yahya Khan
-Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
-Pakistan's view
-President's conversation with Farland
-Political settlement
-Relationship to refugees problem
-East Bengel
-Impact on Pakistan
-India
-Guerillas
-Yahya Khan
-Exiles in Calcutta
-Farland
-Analogy to Henry J. Tasca
-Greece
-Williams’ possible trip to Pakistan
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 272-13 (cont.)


-Kissinger's conversations with Yahya Khan
-Refugees
-Political accommodation
-Food distribution
-Agency for International Development [AID]
-US policy
-Political issue
-Press
-Yahya Khan
-Press reports
-The President’s view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 16s ]


PAKISTAN


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-Humanitarian relief
-Refugees
-Aid
-Political accommodation
-Possible conversation with Farland
-Awami League
-US policy
-Farland's role
-State Department
-Refugees
-UN
-Refugee relief
-Secretary of State
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 272-13 (cont.)


-Contributions
-Figures
-India
-Forthcoming report for President

Kissinger, et al. left at 3:45 pm.
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