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793–6
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Stephen B. Bull
  • UNKNOWN
October 6, 1972
Conversation No. 793-6

Date: October 6, 1972
Time: 9:30 am - 10:03 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

Alexander M. Haig, Jr.'s schedule
-Testimony
-Timing
-The President's schedule
-Kissinger's schedule
-Nguyen Van Thieu
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-The President's schedule

Kissinger's variants of proposals
-Individual points

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am.

The President's schedule
-Haig
-Kissinger
-Executive Office Building office [EOB]

Bull left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.

The President's schedule

The President's October 5, 1972, press conference
-Vietnam

Vietnam negotiations
-South Vietnam
-Haig’s transcript

An unknown person entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am.

Instruction

An unknown person left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.

Vietnam
-Haig’s transcript
-Thieu
-Morality
-Thieu
-South Vietnamese
-Burundi
-New York Times
-Unknown person from the Department of State
-American People
-North Vietnam
-Soviet Union
-People's Republic of China [PRC]
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-France
-VIP planes
-Peking
-Moscow
-Hanoi
-Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Le Duc Tho
Message
-Thieu
-Chance of settlement
-US terms
-US terms
-Possible consequence
-Future
-Military action
-Effectiveness
-North Vietnam
-South Vietnamese military
-Haig
-Prisoners of war [POWs]
-Withdrawal
-Offer
-1972 election
-Timing of settlement
-South Vietnamese
-Responsibility for settlement
-Settlement
-The President's political fortune
-Winston S. Churchill
-Comparisons
-Timing
-1972 election
-Thieu
-Security guarantees
-Saigon
-Ellsworth F. Bunker
-Effect on people
-Churchill
-George S. McGovern
-Harry S. Truman
-Josef V. Stalin
-Domestic support
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)


Public perception of the President's administration
-Work ethic
-Busing
-Samuel Lubell


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McGovern's foreign policy speech in Cleveland, October 5, 1972
-The President as an isolationist
-Foreign allies
-Restoring confidence
-Credibility of comments
-Randolph Churchill
-Support for the President
-Winston Churchill

Randolph Churchill, II
-Possible meeting with the President
-Clark MacGregor
-Quoting

Vietnam settlement
-1972 election
-Cease-fire
-Bombing
-Thieu
-Reassurance
-Soviets
-Chinese
-North Vietnamese
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-1968 election
-American people
-Thieu
-Forthcoming meetings
-Political issues
-Security issues
-Saigon
-Paris
-[POWs]
-Possible movement
-Thieu
-Haig

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 9:30 am.

Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 10:03 am.

Vietnam settlement
-Forthcoming meetings
-Thieu
-Saigon
-Paris
-Bunker
-Thieu
-New elections
-Security issues
-International control
-Infiltration routes
-Cease-fire
-Laos and Cambodia
-North Vietnamese withdrawal
-Laos and Cambodia
-South Vietnam
-Commitment
-Comparison with Gen. Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle
-Algeria
-Fedayeen
-De Gaulle’s legacy
-Timing
-The President's inauguration
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Importance
-The President’s view
-Communism in South Vietnam
-Outcome after the war
-Enemies
-Allies
-Historical process in Vietnam
-Pace
-Retirements, exile, coup, assassination
-Thieu
-Influence of possible events
-North Vietnamese situation at the present time
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Mining
-Bombing
-South Vietnamese
-Casualties
-South Vietnam
-Survival
-Thailand
-North Vietnam
-US
-US
-Appearance
-Influence with Soviet Union and PRC
-Department of Defense
-Military action
-Mining
-Laos
-Bombing
-South Vietnam
-The President’s recent press conference
-Time, Newsweek, New York Times, Washington Post, Television [TV]
networks
-Dinner
-Pamela Digby Churchill Heyward Harriman
-W[illiam] Averell Harriman
-Randolph Churchill
-Winston S. Churchill
-TV coverage
-Relationship to international objectives
-Soviet Union
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-PRC
-Japanese
-Europeans
-Middle East
-The President’s recent press conference
-Soviet Jews
-Egyptians
-State Department
Upcoming meeting with Kissinger
-Land
-Trade-off
-Potential for settlement
-The President’s and Kissinger’s schedule
-Security issues
-Equipment introduction
-South Vietnam
-Laos
-Cambodia
-Timing
-Roscoe Drummond
-Recent article
-1972 election
-Dobrynin
-Previous meeting with Kissinger
-Public comments
-McGovern
-Kissinger note to Le Duc Tho
-Xuan Thuy
-Plenary session
-Message to Kissinger
-VIP planes
-Peking
-Moscow
-Signing of an accord
-Pham Van Dong’s comment to French Consul General
-Foreign ministers
-William P. Rogers
-South Vietnamese
-The President
-Rogers
-Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
-Gerard C. Smith
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Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Rogers
-Andrei A. Gromyko, Dobrynin

The President's leadership in foreign policy
-The President’s recent foreign policy speech
-1972 election
-Allies wishes

The President's schedule

Kissinger left at 10:03 am.
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