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331–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • UNKNOWN
April 19, 1972
Conversation No. 331-13

Date: April 19, 1972
Time: 9:20 am - 9:55 am
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

Kissinger's schedule
-Book
-Washington Special Action Group [WSAG] meeting

Vietnam
-Negotiations
-Kissinger's statement
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
-North Vietnamese message


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Tape Subject Log
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-People's Republic of China [PRC] Ambassador
-Xuan Thuy
-Comments
-US bombing
-Soviet Union
-Tass statement
-Naval action
-Destroyers
-Casualties
-Da Nang
-Air strikes
-Number
-Targets
-Impact
-Bombing in South
-Tactical sorties
-B-52s
-Concentration of strikes
-Effectiveness
-Military Region [MR] 1
-Long Tieng
-North Vietnamese invasion
-Long Tieng
-III Corps
-An Loc
-North Vietnamese attacks
-Tank losses
-Current situation
-US helicopters
-US gunships
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)

-South Vietnamese garrison
-North Vietnamese siege
-Hue
-North Vietnamese offensive
-Failure
-Press reports
-South Vietnamese army
-Desertions
-Press coverage
-Television coverage
-Campus demonstrators
-Size of crowds
-Harvard University
-Future trips to PRC by newsmen
-Networks
-Hostility to the President
-Campus demonstrators
-University of Wisconsin at Madision
-Democrats
-Edmund S. Muskie
-Statement
-Rebuttal
-William P. Rogers
-Melvin R. Laird
-George C. Wallace
-Support for the President
-Public opinion
-Support for the President
-Kissinger's trip to Moscow
-Laird
-Statement
-Blockade
-Laird
-Adm. Thomas H. Moorer
-The President's possible conversation with [David] Kenneth Rush
-Kissinger's conversation with Rush
-Laird
-Military man assigned to Rush's and David Packard’s office
-Rush
-WSAG meetings
-Packard
-Support for the President
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)

-Relations with Kissinger
-Television networks
-Hostility to the President
-Criticism
-Newsmen
-PRC trip
-Behavior
-Nelson A. Rockefeller
-Conversation with Kissinger
-Margaretta (Fitler) (“Happy”) Rockefeller
-Mrs. Rockefeller's mother, Margaretta (Harrison) Bartol
-Cambodia views
-A luncheon
-Liberal compared to conservative support
-Attica prison riots
-Attica
-Press
-Misrepresentations

PRC
-Photograph
-Publicity
-White House reception for PRC Table Tennis players, April 18, 1972
-Kissinger's conversation with [Chien Yi]
-Rose Garden
-Statement
-State Department
-Interpreters
-John A. Scali
-Television
-State Department
-Kissinger’s conversation with Chien Yi
-Joseph W. Alsop

Kissinger's schedule
-Trip to Moscow

Vietnam
-Bombing
-Impact on Soviets
-Soviet Union
-Message
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)

-The President's press conference
-Soviet trip

Soviet trip
-Kissinger's conversation with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman
-Announcement
-Publicity
-Soviets
-Agreement
-Announcement
-Time
-The President's role
-Kissinger's trip
-The President's schedule
-Time
-Day

Vietnam
-White House staff morale
-Campus riots
-Reinforcement
-Haldeman
-Staff meeting
-Robert H. Finch
-Cabinet
-W[illiam] Averell Harriman
-Time

PRC
-Relations with US
-Normalization
-Current actions
-Note
-Vietnam
-Bombing
-Chien Yi
-Scali
-Table Tennis team
-Appearance of members
-Compared with US team members
-Graham B. Steenhoven
-The President’s talk with Haldeman
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)

-Ceremony

Vietnam
-Kissinger's meeting with David E. Bradshaw
-Miami Herald
-Bradshaw's conversation with unknown person
-Soviet reaction
-PRC reaction
-The President's conversation with Kissinger
-Soviets
-1972 election
-The President's policies
-Survival of South Vietnam
-Prisoners of war [POWs]
-Need for movement in negotiations
-POWs
-Kissinger's talking paper
-North Vietnamese position
-Negotiations
-Settlement
-POWs
-Peking and Moscow
-Impact on 1972 Election
-Food prices
-Offensive
-Le Duc Tho
-Paris
-The President's television appearance
-Information for Rogers
-Haldeman
-Soviets
-Picture
-Release
-Speech by the Vice President Spiro T. Agnew
-Press support
-Opponents of the President's policies
-Speculations about US defeat

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:20 am.

The President's receipt of something
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/06)
Conv. No. 331-13 (cont.)

The unknown person left at an unknown time before 9:55 am.

PRC
-White House reception for PRC table tennis players
-Interpreters
-Reaction to bombing in Vietnam
-Kissinger's conversation with Chien
-Soviet Ambassador

Vietnam
-Issue in 1972 election
-Soviets

Kissinger left at 9:55 am.
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