Secret White House Tapes

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  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Manolo Sanchez
October 18, 1972
Conversation No. 803-9

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 11:45 am - 11:59 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Vietnam negotiations
-Haig's meeting
-William P. Rogers, U. Alexis Johnson

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 11:45 am.

Refreshments

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:59 am.

Vietnam negotiations
-Haig’s meeting with Rogers
-The President's October 18, 1972 meeting with Masayoshi Ohira
-Military situation
-Melvin R. Laird
-Call from [Adm. Thomas H. Moorer] to Haig
-Frederick C. Weyand
-Bombing targeting problem
-Population centers
-North Vietnamese statements
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Cambodia, Laos
-Henry A. Kissinger
-Articles Seven and Eight
-Article Seven
-Military reinforcements and resupply
-North Vietnamese prisoners of war [POWs] in South Vietnam
-Nguyen Van Thieu
-Thieu’s position
-Kissinger
-Possible meeting with Le Duc Tho
-Paris or Vientianne
-Thieu support
-North Vietnam
-Release of information
-Canada, Japan
-Tactics
-Delay
-Military forces in the South
-Thieu
-Offensive
-Cease-fire
-Washington Star story by Henry S. Bradsher
-South Vietnam
-People
-Thieu's position
-Thieu’s position
-Kissinger
-Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, Jr.
-Haig’s conversation with Ronald L. Ziegler
-Rogers

The President's schedule
-Forthcoming meeting with Nikolai S. Patolichev and Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
-Rogers
-Instruction for Haig
-Peter G. Peterson
-Veto messages
-John D. Ehrlichman
-Briefing statement
-Wheat deal, trade agreement
-Peterson
-US-Soviet Union trade agreement
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Poll result
-Lend-lease agreement settlement
-The President's conversation with John B. Connally
-Negotiations
-Dobrynin
-Haig's role
-Announcement
-Rogers
-Briefing statement
-Bilateral relations
-Peterson
-The signing of the agreement
-State Department
-The President’s role
-Rogers’s briefing
-Previous signings
-Treaty Rooms
-Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT]
-Moscow
-Johnson

Vietnam negotiations
-Rogers, Johnson
-Politics
-Haig’s concern
-Timing, security issues
-Security issues
-Thieu
-North Vietnam
-Thieu
-The President's stance
-Bombing and mining
-Mining
-Deactivation
-Immediate prospects
-Haig’s view
-Cease-fire
-Announcement
-Tone
-Timing
-Type of settlement
-1972 election
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

Tape Subject Log
(rev. Nov-03)

-Immediate prospects
-Intelligence
-Kissinger's schedule
-Thieu
-Ellsworth F. Bunker, Abrams
-William H. Sullivan
-News report
-W[illiam] Averell Harriman
-Geneva
-The President’s May 8, 1972 decision, Laos
-Timing
-1972 election
-Thieu
-Abrams's possible conversation with Thieu
-Haig's conversation with Abrams

Haig left at 11:59 am.
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