Secret White House Tapes

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521–8
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Arthur K. Watson
  • Richard T. Kennedy
June 15, 1971
Conversation No. 521-8

Date: June 15, 1971
Time: 3:32 pm - 3:44 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Arthur K. Watson and Col. Richard T. Kennedy.

Greetings
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Drug action
-Frank J. Shakespeare role
-Frank Stanton

Watson’s schedule
-Return to France
Conv. No. 521-7 (cont.)

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 8s ]


FRANCE


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Telegram from Watson
-Leak
-Distribution

Pentagon Papers
-New York Times
-The President’s view
-Effect of leaks
-Administration’s response


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
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[Duration: 3m 9s ]
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ALGERIA


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-Expropriation
-Compensation Conv. No. 521-8 (cont.)
-Instructions to African and Latin American desks
-US policy
-US reaction to expropriation
-Henry A. Kissinger


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
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[Duration: 2m 57s ]


ALGERIA


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Other activities
-The Ambassador's new residence
-William A.M. Burden role
-Nancy Watson
-Funds
-Wine cellar
-President's appreciation
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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[National Security]
[Duration: 17s ]


FRANCE Conv. No. 521-8 (cont.)


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Burden
-Greetings from the President

Presentation of gifts

President's foreign policy
-Vietnam
-Watson’s previous trip
-Watson’s assessment
-Watson’s support for the President
-Walter H. Annenberg views
-Other ambassadors' views

Watson and Kennedy left at 3:44 pm.
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