Secret White House Tapes

538–13

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538–13
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • H. R. Haldeman
  • Alexander M. Haig
July 6, 1971
Conversation No. 538-13

Date: July 6, 1971
Time: Unknown between 11:12 am and 11:45 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

Pentagon Papers
-John N. Mitchell’s forthcoming meeting with the President
-White House response
-John D. Ehrlichman, Charles W. Colson, Haldeman
-Patrick J. Buchanan
-Employee of the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-United States’ Information Agency [USIA] employee
-Unnamed man active in Vietnam prisoner of war [POW] matters
-Richard H. Ichord’s committee
-Job with Ichord’s committee
-Fletcher S. Thompson
-Leaks to the committee
-Polygraph tests
-Haldeman’s conversation with Mitchell
-Test on Charles M. Cooke, Jr.
-Elliot L. Richardson
-Defense Department
-Ehrlichman
-Robert C. Mardian


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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
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General Alexander M. Haig, Jr. entered at 11:26 am

-People involved
-Investigation
-Cooke
-Charles McC. Mathias, Jr.
-Refusal to turn over documents
-National Security Council (NSC)
-State Department
-Daniel Ellsberg
-Laurence E. (“Larry”) Lynn, Jr.
-Morton H. Halperin, Lynn
-Circumstantial nature of evidence
-Documents
-Southeast Asia
-Mathias
-Internal White House investigation
-William P. Rogers
-Mardian, William B. Macomber, Jr., Colonel Richard T. Kennedy
-J. Fred Buzhardt, Jr.
-Deposition
-White House investigation
-Former CIA employee
-Role
-Washington Star article
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Staff
-Conspiracy
-Ehrlichman’s view
-Leak stories
-Neil Sheehan
-The President’s forthcoming meeting with John N. Mitchell
-Ehrlichman, Haldeman

Haldeman left at an unknown time before 11:45 am

Pentagon Papers case

US foreign relations
-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
-Kissinger
-Response to USSR postponement of summit
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. 10/08)



-Negotiations
-Background
-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT] Treaty
-Haig’s view
-North Atlantic Treaty Organization [NATO], West Germany
-[David] Kenneth Rush
-Forthcoming announcement of People’s Republic of China [PRC]
Conv. trip
No. 538-13 (cont.)
-Effect on USSR
-Kissinger
-Handling of developments
-Dr. David K. E. Bruce
-PRC
-USSR
-Vietnam War
-North Vietnam
-Da Nang attack
-US military plans
-Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
-Paris Peace Talks
-Kissinger
-Timing of future US action
-Negotiating stance
-South Vietnam
-General Nguyen Van Thieu
-US bombing
-Election
-South Vietnamese Chief of Staff
-Visit

Haig left at 11:45 am
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