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455–16

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455–16
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Charles Whitehouse
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Raymond K. Price
  • White House photographer
February 22, 1971
Conversation No. 455-16

Date: February 22, 1971
Time: 1:13 pm - 1:37 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Charles Whitehouse, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and Raymond K.
Price, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of the meeting

Greetings

Vietnam
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Whitehouse’s efforts
-President’s appreciation
-Economic situation
-South Vietnamese survival
-Whitehouse’s analysis
-United States’ role
-Administration policies
-Pacification efforts
-Laos and Cambodia
-Future conflict
-Vietnam compared to United States’ Civil War
-Problems
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-Dissenters
-South Vietnamese
-Democracy
-Effect
-American press
-Effect
-Democratic tradition compared to other areas
-Italy
-Southern Hemisphere
-Philippines
-India
-Thailand
-Taiwan
-Indonesia
-Malaysia
-Singapore
-Africa
-Ghana
-Trip by the president
-Arthur Clark
-Reception
-President’s conversation with Clark


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-Democracies
-Mexico
-Colombia
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-Uruguay
-Costa Rica
-Brazil
-Emilio Garrastazu Médici
-Forthcoming visit to US
-Establishment of democratic government in South Vietnam
-US efforts
-History Conv. No. 455-16 (cont.)
-General Charles A. J. M. de Gaulle constitution
-Henry Cabot Lodge’s view
-Georges J. R. Pompidou
-South Korea
-Prospects
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
-US efforts
-France
-Vietnamese population
-People’s Republic of China
-Whitehouse’s view
-Foreign service personnel efforts

Whitehouse
-Future assignment
-Europe
-Laos
-Africa
-William P. Rogers and Kissinger
-Ambassadorship
-Vietnam
-Press secretary
-Paris Peace Talks
-Role
-Ambassadorship
-President’s view
-Relationship to Joseph W. Alsop’s wife

Presentation of gifts by the President

Whitehouse, et al. left at 1:37 pm
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