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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John C. Stennis
  • F. Edward Hébert
  • William P. Rogers
  • William E. Timmons
  • Clark MacGregor
  • Kenneth E. BeLieu
July 19, 1971
Conversation No. 539-1

Date: July 19, 1971
Time: 10:00 am - 10:11 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John C. Stennis, F. Edward Hébert, William P. Rogers, William E.
Timmons, Clark MacGregor, Kenneth E. BeLieu, and Henry A. Kissinger
[Recording begins while the conversation is in progress]

US foreign policy
-The People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Congressional action
-Perception of restriction of the President

Vietnam War
-Cease fire, troop withdrawal
-Prisoner of war [POW] issue
-Effect of Congressional action
-Michael J. (“Mike”) Mansfield
-Stance
-US goals
-Number of US military casualties
-POW return
-Effect of Congressional action
-On the President
-On a possible settlement
-House, Senate votes
-Mansfield
-Possible effect of PRC trip on attitude
-Strategy
-Limitation on the President’s freedom of action

General conversation

The President, et al. left at 10:11 am
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