Secret White House Tapes

37–45

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37–45
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • William P. Rogers
March 4, 1973
Conversation No. 37-45

Date: March 4, 1973
Time: 11:22 am-11:35 am
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with William P. Rogers.

Vietnam settlement
-Prisoners of War [POWs] release
-Administration strategy

-Public statement by Rogers
-Minesweeping
-Defense Department
-Announcement
-North Vietnamese reaction
-Bombing
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Rogers
-Economic aid to North Vietnam
-Congressional support
-John J. McFall
-President’s press conference
-William E. Timmons

Sammy Davis, Jr.
-Performance at the White House
-John F. Kennedy
-“Rat Pack”
-Accommodation
-First Black in White House
-Booker T. Washington
-Comparison
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-45 (cont’d)



Sudan hostages [Black September]
-Killings
-Lowering of White House flags
-Compensation to families
-US policy on ransom
-Survey of Foreign Service
-Visit of President to State Department
-Tribute to victims
-Burial of victims
-Wives
-Arlington National Cemetery

-Veterans
-Return of bodies
-William B. Macomber, Jr.
-Belgian body
-Delivery
-Current situation
-Terrorists surrendered
-Arab diplomats released
-Punishment
-Development of plan for future incidents
-Communications
-Cut off
-Bargaining with terrorists
-Thomas E. Jarriel
-Sirhan Sirhan release
-Task Force
-Unpredictable locations
-Attacks on Saudi Arabian embassy
-Killings
-Jordanians
-Israelis
-Fedayeen in Jordan jail
-Hussein ibn Talal [Hussein, King of Jordan]
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)

Conversation No. 37-45 (cont’d)


-Execution
-Sudan
-President's visit to the State Department
-Scheduling
-Camp David
-Maj. John V. (“Jack”) Brennan
-President's visit to Defense Department
-Prisoners of War [POWs]
-Delivery of bodies
-President’s talk
-Foreign Service Association

-Arrangements
-Armin H. Meyer
-Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI]
-Terrorists in Haiti
-Hostages
-Agency for International Development [AID] official
-Killing
-Guatemala
-[Dwight] David Eisenhower, II
-Support for POWs and diplomats
-President's visit to the State Department
-Press relations
-President’s talk
-Foreign service
-Luncheon
-Defense Department
-Arrangements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sept-09)
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37–45

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