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Conversation: 328-030

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Start Date: Monday, April 3, 1972 7:43 PM

End Date: Monday, April 3, 1972 8:05 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Woods, Rose MaryZiegler, Ronald L.[Unknown person(s)]

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 03:21:41

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:42:50

328a.mp3

328b.mp3

328c.mp3

NARA Description:

On April 3, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, Rose Mary Woods, Ronald L. Ziegler, and unknown person(s) met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 2:43 pm to 3:05 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 328-030 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 328-30

Date: April 3, 1972
Time: 2:43 pm - 3:05 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Rose Mary Woods.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[Personal Returnable]
[Duration: 22s ]


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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)



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[Privacy]
[Duration: 59s ]


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Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 2:45 pm.

     Greetings

Woods left at 2:46 pm.

     William P. Rogers
          -Schedule
                -Western Europe

     Vietnam
          -Press relations
               -State Department
               -Defense
               -Robert J. McCloskey
                      -Support for the Administration’s position
                           -Communiqué
                           -Geneva Agreement of 1954
               -Ziegler’s forthcoming press conference
               -Henry A. Kissinger’s forthcoming meetings with John A. Scali, H. R. (“Bob”)
                      Haldeman and Ziegler
               -White House involvement
                      -Disassociation
                      -Ziegler’s statements
               -North Vietnamese offensive
                      -The President’s concerns
                           -Gerald L. Warren’s statement
                           -Ziegler’s forthcoming statement
                                  -Points to make
                                       -Review of situation
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                  NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                             Tape Subject Log
                               (rev. 10/06)
                                                           Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)


                             -US reactions
                             -Bombing halt
                                    -Geneva Agreement of 1954
                                    -Understandings
                             -US reactions
                                    -US ground forces
                                    -Bombing
                                    -The President’s comments
                        -US ground forces
                             -McCloskey’s previous statement
                             -Possibility of recommitment
                                    -Handling of statement
                             -Ziegler’s statement
                                    -Mccloskey
                             -US position on recommitment
                             -Kissinger’s assessment
                             -The President’s forthcoming announcement
                   &&        -Formulation By Ziegler
                             -Speculation
                   -Loss Of Territory
                        -Press Reports, Assessment
                        -Advantages Of Attacker
                   -Scope Of Attack
                        -
                   -Us Reaction
                        -Expectation
                        -A Statement From Saigon
                   -Us Evaluation
                        -Extent
                        -Ziegler’s Comment
                             -Day-To-Day Reports
                   -American Involvement
                        -Limitations
                             -Air Strikes
                        -Abrams
                             -Comments
                   -South Vietnamese Response
                        -Ziegler’s Statement


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                        NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
                                     (rev. 10/06)
                                                             Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)



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    ITT case
         -Dita Beard
                    -Television appearance

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
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[Duration: 3m 15s ]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 5
[National Security]
[Duration: 2m 24s ]


    VIETNAM
        -NORTH VIETNAMESE OFFENSIVE
            -BREAK IN WEATHER
            -PRESS REPORTS
                -SOUTH VIETNAMESE PERFORMANCE
        -WWII
            -LOSS OF WAR BY GERMANS
            -BRITISH LOSSES
            -GERMAN OFFENSIVE
                -FAILURE
                -ANALOGY TO VIETNAM
        -NORTH VIETNAM OFFENSIVE
            -SOUTH VIETNAM RESISTANCE
                -NEED TO HOLD LINE
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 328-30 (cont.)


                           -GENERAL GOUGH IN WORLD WAR I


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Ziegler left at 3:05 pm