Secret White House Tapes

944–5

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944–5
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • John A. Love
  • Alexander M. Haig
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • UNKNOWN
June 18, 1973
Conversation No. 944-5

Date: June 18, 1973
Time: 5:49 pm - 6:14 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with John A. Love and Alexander M. Haig, Jr.

Love’s conversation with Henry A. Kissinger
-President’s previous meeting with Leonid I. Brezhnev

-President’s confidence with negotiations

-Time consuming negotiations


Watergate

-President’s appearance


Energy
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Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-5 (cont’d)

-President’s offer to Love

-Clarification

-President’s view of Energy crisis

-Popular perception

-Crisis

-President’s view

-Cabinet officers

-Agency rivalries

-Interior Department

-Treasury Department

-White House


Henry A. Kissinger entered at an unknown time after 5:49 pm.

President’s forthcoming toast at State Dinner

-Edits to toast


Kissinger left at an unknown time before 6:01 pm.

Energy

-Administrative handling

-Rank of head of program

-Kissinger, Melvin R. Laird, Haig

-White House posting

-Accountability to the President

-Access to President
-Rogers C. B. Morton, George P. Shultz, William E. Simon, Dixy Lee
Ray
-Advisors
-John B. Connally
-Meeting with Soviet representatives
-Range of expertise

-Oil power

-Coal power

-Atomic power

-Range of activities

-Difficulties

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Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-5 (cont’d)

-Congressional liaison

-ESSO Corporation

Energy policy planning

-Foreign policy
-Middle East
-Soviet gas deal
-Alaska pipeline
-Environmentalism
-Energy vs. the environment
-Colorado, New York
-Power supply for US
-Effect of possible allocation
-Dependence on foreign energy
-Importance of energy matters
-World power
-Research and development [R&D]
-Focus
-Hydrogen power
-Love’s conversation with Dr. Edward Teller
-Water production
-Influence of big business
-Oil producers
-Connally
-Power companies
-Continental Edison
-Southern California Edison
-Regional creation of power

-Midwest

-Mountain states

-Supreme Court decision on environment
-Love
-Record on environment
-Perception of love
-Conference on human environment in Stockholm
-Developed compared to undeveloped nations

An unknown man entered at 6:01 pm.
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-5 (cont’d)


Haig’s schedule

Haig and the unknown man left at 6:01 pm.

Watergate
-Love’s possible press conference
-President’s May 22, 1973 white paper
-John N. Mitchell
-Press
-Duration
-Ervin Committee hearings
-Allegations concerning President
-President’s May 22, 1973 white paper
-Ervin Committee hearings
-White House cooperation
-John W. Dean, III’s forthcoming testimony
-Postponement
-Reason
-Dean
-Role on White House staff
-Role
-Jeb Stuart Magruder’s perjury
-Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
-Cover-up
-Handling of funds
-Honeymoon

Energy
-Situation in Persian Gulf

-Kissinger

-Libya

-Ann (Daniels) Love statement
-Remarks

Middle East

-Israel

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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-5 (cont’d)

-Love’s trip

-Saudi Arabia

-Iran

-Israel

-Israelis

-Capabilities

-Soviet Union

-Future collapse

-Arabs

-Military capabilities

-President’s conversations with Golda Meir

-Negotiations

-Israelis characterized

-Israel

-Views of American people

-Anti-Semitism

-Support for Middle East War

-Importance of oil to US

US readiness for war
-Middle East
-Western Europe
-Nuclear destruction

Soviet Union
-Interests

-Economic problems

-Military capability

-Nuclear arsenal
-SS-9 missle
-Multiple Re-Entry Vehicle [MRV]
-Brezhnev

-Health

-Possible successor

-Diplomacy


People’s Republic of China [PRC]
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Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 944-5 (cont’d)

-Mao Tse-tung and Chou En-lai

-Age

-Health

-Successors

-Capabilities

-Relations with Soviet Union

-US diplomacy


Haig entered at 6:08 pm.

Energy
-Love’s possible role

-Qualifications

-Location of office

-Executive Office Building [EOB]

-Schedule

-San Clemente

-Announcement

-Staff


Love

-Possible contacts with President

-Cabinet meetings

-Salary


Haig and Love left at 6:14 pm.
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