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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Marshall Green
  • John H. Holdridge
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • White House photographer
  • UNKNOWN
  • Zachery Williams
March 23, 1972
Conversation No. 692-3

Date: March 23, 1972
Time: 4:08 pm - 5:02 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Marshall Green, John H. Holdridge, Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; members of
the press and the White House photographer were present at the beginning of the meeting.

Photograph session
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

Pay Board

Green's trip to Asia
-Reports
-Forthcoming appearance on Meet the Press

An unknown man entered at an unknown time after 4:08 pm.

Press photographs
-Ronald L. Ziegler
-Pay Board

The unknown man left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm.

Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance
-The President's trip to the People's Republic of China [PRC]
-Green's meetings with Asian leaders
-Taiwan, Republic of China
-Secret deals
-Absence
-US treaty commitments
-The President's Asian policies
-Green’s background and experience
-Peace in Asia
-US allies
-State Department's views
-Forthcoming US-Soviet Union summit
-Support for President’s policies
-Historical significance
-International concern
-Change
-Eisaku Sato
-Ferdinand E. Marcos
-Public attention

White House and press photographers entered and left at an unknown time after 4:08 pm.

Camp David
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

Green's schedule
-Previous appearance before the House Foreign Affairs Committee
The President's trip to the People's Republic of China
-Importance
-Foreign aid program
-Youth
-Nixon Doctrine
-Opening for peace

Green's previous conversations with Asian leaders
-The President's foreign policy
-The President's trip to the PRC
-Laos, Cambodia, South Vietnam, Thailand
-Vietnam
-US support
-Green’s conversations in Shanghai
-Support for the President’s policies
-Congress
-Public support
-Indonesia
-Chinese
-Soviet Union
-North Vietnam
-PRC

The president's foreign policy
-Views of the US Foreign Service
-Support for the President’s policy
-Isolationism

Japan
-Internal politics
-Views regarding the PRC
-Relations with the US
-Relations with the PRC
-Chinese view of US
-Chinese view of Japan
-Chinese view of Soviet Union

Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew
-The President's trip to the PRC
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
[Duration: 55s ]


MALAYSIA


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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Green's forthcoming Meet the Press appearance
-Taiwan
-US policy
-John G. Tower

Green's conversation with Lee Kuan Yew


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7
[National Security]
[Duration: 26s ]


MALAYSIA


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 7

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

Thailand
-Insurgency
-Chinese
-Thanat-Khoman’s schedule
-Religious obligations
-Green’s schedule
-Thanom Kittikachorn
-Phrapat [?]
-Dawee Chulasapya
-Pote Sarasin
-Statements by government
-Green’s conversations
-The President's PRC policy

PRC
-Importance in US foreign policy
-Vietnam


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8
[National Security]
[Duration: 46s ]


US FOREIGN POLICY


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

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PRC
-Relations with the US
-Congress
-Improved cooperation
-Return of hijacked plane
-Apology for oil spill
-Return of yacht
-Mao Tse-tung
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

-Chou En-lai
-Timing
-Deaths of Ho Chi Minh, Josef V. Stalin
-Downfall of Nikita S. Khrushchev
-Compared to Hong Kong and Singapore
-Leaders
-Military
-Relations with the US
-Timing
-Age of leaders
-Mao Tse-tung
-Chou En-lai
-Relations with the Soviet Union

US foreign policy
-Authority of the President
-Congress
-Foreign aid
-Turkey
-Democratic candidates' views
-Henry M. (“Scoop”) Jackson
-Edmund S. Muskie
-Hubert H. Humphrey
-Edward M. Kennedy
-George S. McGovern
-John V. Lindsay
-Military
-Timing
-Authority of the President
-US position in international relations
-Taiwan

Japan
-Green’s view
-Eisaku Sato
-Takeo Fukudo
-Policies
-Diet
-Taiwan
-Japan-PRC relations
-Green's conversations
-The President's conversations with Chou En-Lai
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

-Policies
-The President’s view
-PRC views
-Taiwan
-Korea
-The President's conversations with Chou En-lai
-US-Japan relations
-Japan’s economic strength
-Japan’s neutrality
-US influence
-PRC reaction
-View of Chou En-lai
-View of Mao Tse-tung

PRC
-Position in Asia
-Soviet Union
-Japan
-India
-Pakistan
-US
-Japan
-Soviet Union
-India
-Views regarding US policy
-Korean War
-Yalu River
-Vietnam
-The President's conversations with Chou En-lai
-Africa
-Middle East
-United Arab Republic [UAR]
-Chou En-lai
-Mao Tse-tung
-Revolution
-Power
-Status as Communist nation
-United Nations [UN]
-Leaders
-Press
-Struggle
-Revolution
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)




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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[National Security]
[Duration: 12s ]


PRC


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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-Motives
-Mao Tse-tung
-Response to the President's visit

Arthur K. Watson
-Green
-William P. Rogers
-Jack N. Anderson
-Frank F. Church's comment

PRC
-Chou En-lai's comment regarding temperance
-Responsibility for US-PRC diplomatic channel
-Green’s testimony
-Rogers's comments to J. William Fulbright, March 22, 1972
-Leak
-Washington Post story, March 23, 1972
-Instructions to Watson from Washington
-Green's possible comment

Temperance
-Ambassadors
-Congressmen and Senators
-Hiram L. Fong's statement, March 22, 1972
-Air travel
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)


Watson
-Air travel

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 8s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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-Voltaire's comment regarding women's virtue

Green's schedule
-Previous visit to Asia
-Possible trip to Florida with the President
-Wage-price issue
-George Meany
-Previous visit to Asia
-Holdridge's role
-Rogers

Philippines
-Green’s experience
-The President’s previous arrival in Jakarta from the Philippines
-Imelda Marcos's forthcoming trip to the PRC
-Green's conversations
-Congress

Stephen B. Bull entered and left at an unknown time before 5:02 pm.

The President’s schedule [?]

Philippines
-Green’s conversations
-Ferdinand E. Marcos, Carlos P. Romulo, [Forename unknown] Belcourt,
[Forename unknown] Corrado
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)
Conv. No. 692-3 (cont.)

-Leaders of opposition
-Leaders in Senate
-Green’s backgrounders with the press
-[Forename unknown] Grenada
-[Forename unknown] Valencia
-The President’s view
-Influences
-Asia
-Spain
-US
-Romulo's comments

South Korea
-US aid
-Possible invitation to Gen. Chung Hee Park
-Haig
-The President’s schedule
-Forthcoming trip to Canada

Presentation of gifts by the President
-Foreign Service
-National Security Council [NSC]

The President's forthcoming trip to the Soviet Union
-Green
-Martin J. Hillenbrand
-Rogers
-Staff

Cambodia
-Views regarding Michael J. Mansfield's possible trip to the PRC
-The President’s and Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon memorandum to Henry A.
Kissinger
-Norodom Sihanouk
-Mansfield’s possible meeting with Sihanouk
-Lon Nol
-Sihanouk
-North Vietnam

Walter H. Annenberg's gift to the President [“Star of the President”]
-Steuben glass
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Sep-01)


Green, et al. left at 5:02 pm.
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