Secret White House Tapes

946–5

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946–5
  • President Richard M. Nixon
  • Henry A. Kissinger
June 22, 1973
Conversation No. 946-5

Date: June 22, 1973
Time: 9:20 am - 9:43 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

Leonid I. Brezhnev’s visit
-Talking point memorandum
-President’s forthcoming briefing of Congressional leaders
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-5 (cont’d)

-Preparation
-Kissinger’s forthcoming briefing
-President’s conversation with Brezhnev, June 21, 1973
-Forthcoming agreement [Prevention of nuclear war]
-State department
-[David] Kenneth Rush, William P. Rogers
-Review
-Legal language
-Congressional resolution

-Obligation

-Use of force

-Congressional resolution

-War

-Prevention
-Conduct

-Threat or use of force

-Kissinger’s talking points

-President’s foreign policy goals
-President’s briefing of bipartisan Congressional leadership
-Structure of peace
-Strategic Arms Limitation Talks [SALT]
-Basic Principles of Relations between the United States of America and
the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

-SALT

-Basic Principles

-Moscow

-Specific agreement

-Treaty on conduct of war

-Media coverage

-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War
-Substance
-Opponents
-Obligation for Soviet Union
-“Hard line”
-Kissinger’s talk with Andrei A. Gromyko
-Gromyko’s plans
-Topics of discussion
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-5 (cont’d)

-President’s meeting with Brezhnev
-Dobrynin’s conversation with Kissinger
-Grain deal
-People’s Republic of China [PRC]
-Middle East
-Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction [MBFR], Vietnam
-Steven [?] Prichard
-President’s relations with Brezhnev

-Brezhnev’s purpose

-President’s leadership abroad

-Watergate

-France’s opinion

-Soviet Union concessions

-Prediction


J. William Fulbright
-Invitation to White House

-Haig

-Support for President

-Kissinger’s briefing of Foreign Relations Committee
-Conversation with Kissinger

-Cambodia

-Watergate

-Foreign policy

-Brezhnev

-Nguyen Van Thieu

-Peace agreement
-Signature
-President’s role
-Foreign Relations Committee

-Kissinger’s briefings


PRC
-Madam Mao’s invitation to Dr. David K. E. Bruce
-Mao Tse-Tung’s relationship with US

Fulbright
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-5 (cont’d)

-Future relations

-William E. Timmons


Brezhnev’s visit
-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War
-Congressional action
-Rogers’s view
-Comprehension
-State Department
-Editing
-Prerogative
-Nuclear war
-Gromyko’s conversation with President, 1973
-Brezhnev’s relations with President
-Politboro approval of policies
-Positive statements
-Brezhnev’s prestige
-Significance

-Media coverage

-Kissinger’s statement

-SALT [?]

-1974

-Commitments

-Kissinger’s forthcoming press briefing on agreements

-“Structure of peace”

-Threat of war

-Crisis management

-Strength

-Agreements

-SALT
-Restraint
-Basic principles
-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War
-President’s meeting with Brezhnev
-Gromyko
-Universality
-Post-World War II-era
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Tape Subject Log
(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-5 (cont’d)

-Historical turning point
-Hostility

-Allies

-PRC

-Possible response
-US and Soviet relations
-President’s letter to Chou En-Lai
-Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War
-Article 4
-US consultation with USSR

President’s foreign policy
-Successor’s policy

-Compared to Otto von Bismark

-US Congress

-Post-1976 election


Brezhnev’s visit
-Public opinion

-Compared to PRC trip

-Watergate

-Public’s perspective

Nancy S. Maginnes
-President’s assessment

Nelson A. Rockefeller and Ronald W. Reagan
-Experience
-Presidential aspirations

Rockefeller
-Support for President
-Conversations with Kissinger

Brezhnev’s visit
-PRC
-Forthcoming television speech
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NIXON PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM


Tape Subject Log

(rev. August-2011)

Conversation No. 946-5 (cont’d)

-Timing
-Coverage
-New York Times, Washington Post

White House staff

-Meeting

-Morale


Kissinger left at 9:43 am.
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