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Start Date: Thursday, August 12, 1971 12:58 PM

End Date: Thursday, August 12, 1971 4:15 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Kissinger, Henry A.Ziegler, Ronald L.Bull, Stephen B.Sanchez, ManoloEhrlichman, John D.White House operatorConnally, John B.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:05:18

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:07:29

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562b.mp3

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NARA Description:

On August 12, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Henry A. Kissinger, Ronald L. Ziegler, Stephen B. Bull, Manolo Sanchez, John D. Ehrlichman, White House operator, and John B. Connally met in the Oval Office of the White House from 8:58 am to 12:15 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 562-002 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 562-2

Date: August 12, 1971
Time: 8:58 am - 12:15 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman.

     National economy
          -Textiles
                -Forthcoming meeting
                     -Haldeman's conversation with Peter M. Flanigan
                           -Flanigan’s location
                                -Maine
                           -Flanigan's conversation with John N. Mitchell and Peter G. Peterson
                     -Peterson
                           -Haldeman
                           -Henry A. Kissinger and William P. Rogers
                     -Views
                           -Mitchell
                           -Maurice H. Stans
                           -John B. Connally
                                -Vote
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                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                   Tape Subject Log
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                                                             Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                          -National security clause
                -Flanigan
                      -Mitchell
                           -Need for decision
                                 -Textile industry meeting
                                 -Peterson
                -Flanigan's views
                      -National security clause
                -Mitchell
                      -Harry S. Dent
                           -Political interest
                -President’s possible role
                -Peterson
                -Rogers
                      -Takeo Fukuda
          -Peterson
                -Import tax and export rebate
                      -Automobiles
                -Views

Thelma C. (“Pat”) Nixon's schedule
     -Rose Mary Woods's conversation with the President
     -Forthcoming trip
     -Advance work by staff
          -Women
          -Ronald H. Walker
          -Responsibilities
               -Men and women
                     -Mrs. Nixon
                     -Police, Secret Service

White House staff
     -Operations
          -Presentation of views
               -Peterson
               -Kissinger
                     -Options
               -Peterson

National economy
     -Textiles
                                               3

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


               -Mitchell's views
               -Flanigan's views
               -Dent

    White House staff


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    President’s schedule
         -Reception
               -White House mess
                     -President’s possible visit
                           -Dent

    Mrs. Nixon
         -Conversation with the President
               -Gladys O’Donnell
         -Staff coordination
               -President’s schedule
                     -Haldeman
         -O’Donnell
               -Republican women
                     -Reception
                     -Banquet
         -Schedule
               -Philadelphia
         -Republican women
               -Reception
                     -President’s possible involvement
                           -O’Donnell
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                                    Tape Subject Log
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                                                                   Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


              -Banquet
                   -President’s possible involvement
                   -Tricia Nixon Cox and Julie Nixon Eisenhower

    Mrs. Nixon's schedule
         -Constance M. Stuart
              -Staff coordination

    President's schedule
         -Wolf Trap
                -Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse
                     -Haldeman
                -Mrs. Nixon
                     -Entertainers
                          -White House visit
                -Program
                     -Compared to 1970 program at Los Angeles Music Center
                          -Otis Chandler dinner
                          -Musical comedy
                                -Johnny Green
                                -Franz Lehar
                                -Merry Widow
                                -Hair


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    Wolf Trap
         -Mrs. Shouse
              -Efforts
              -Age
                                              5

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -Filene Center

Kissinger entered at 9:13 am.

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Forthcoming textile meeting
          -Meeting with John D. Ehrlichman and the President

     National security
          -Declassification
                -Ehrlichman
                      -Forthcoming press briefing

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Textile meeting
                -Meeting with Ehrlichman and the President
                -Peterson
                -Rogers, Mitchell, Stans

     National economy
          -Textiles
                -National security clause
                      -Mitchell
                            -Rogers
                            -Peterson
                            -Discussion with Kissinger
                                  -Sequoia
                            -Comparison to Dent's views on busing
                -Peterson's meeting
                      -David M. Kennedy
                      -Mitchell
                      -Peterson
                      -Stans
                -President's schedule
                -Political problems
                      -Compared to foreign policy problem
                -National security clause
                      -Use
                            -Other commodities
                                  -Steel
                                  -Oil
                                         6

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                                -Flanigan
          -Kissinger
               -Meeting

National security
     -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing
           -Classification authority
           -President's papers
                 -Copying, debriefing
           -Leaks
                 -News summary
                 -Rogers's conversation with Pakistani ambassador
                 -Aid to Pakistan
           -Declassification
                 -Sources
                 -Current negotiations
                 -World War II
                 -Foreigners' concerns
                       -Domestic decisions

Kissinger’s schedule
     -Ehrlichman

US-Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] relations
    -Forthcoming Accidental War agreement
          -Gerard C. Smith
          -Signing ceremony
               -President’s schedule
                     -Intelsat
                           -Rogers
                           -Andrei A. Gromyko
               -Timing
          -Significance
          -Signing ceremony
               -Television
    -President’s leadership
    -Accidental War agreement
          -Signing ceremony
               -Rogers and Gromyko
                     -Television
                           -President
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                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -Comparison to nuclear test
                -Bon Treaty
                     -Nikita S. Khrushchev
                     -W[illiam] Averell Harriman

President's forthcoming trip to People's Republic of China [PRC]
     -Timing

President's forthcoming trip to USSR
     -Timing
            -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
            -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with PRC officials
            -Kissinger's forthcoming conversation with Dobrynin

President's forthcoming trip to PRC
     -Timing
            -Florida primary
            -New Hampshire
                  -Superstition
                        -Number 13
                        -Apollo 13

President's forthcoming trip to USSR
     -Timing
            -Dobrynin
                  -Urgency for date
                       -Conversations with Kissinger
                       -Pressure
                             -US trip to PRC
     -Summit
            -Kissinger’s conversation with Dobrynin
                  -Unknown USSR diplomat

Liberals
     -Unconventional diplomacy
          -USSR
          -Laos
          -Cambodia
          -PRC
     -Pentagon Papers
Pentagon Papers
                                              8

                             NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


           -Effect on US foreign policy
                -PRC
                -President’s conversation with Ehrlichman
                      -Negotiations
                           -Security of communications

     Presidents forthcoming trip to USSR
          -Timing of announcement

     Vietnam
          -Press coverage
               -PRC

Kissinger left at 9:29 am.

     [Pause]

     Mrs. Nixon's schedule
          -Staff organization
                -President’s possible conversation with Mrs. Nixon
                      -1972 election
                -Helen Smith
                      -Press
                -Lucy A. Winchester
                      -Social affairs
                -Stuart
                      -Winchester
                -Scheduling
                      -Winchester
          -Traveling
                -1972
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                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


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    President's schedule
         -Stewart J.O. Alsop
                -Press conference
         -George P. Shultz
         -Harold C. Passer
                -Department of Commerce
         -Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan
                -Rogers
                -Health
                -Rogers
                      -Liberals on Congressional Committee
         -Veterans Benefit Bill
                -Signing ceremony
                -Gillespie V. ("Sonny") Montgomery
                -Howard H. Baker, Jr.
         -White House interns
         -Arnold R. Weber
         -Peterson
         -Ehrlichman
         -Busing
         -Shultz
         -White House interns
                -Farewell
                -Timing
                      -National Security Council [NSC] meeting
         -Weber

    Appointments
        -United Nations [UN] General Assembly delegation
                                         10

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


           -President's conversation with Woods
                 -Gordon Scherer
           -Daniel P. (“Pat”) Moynihan, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Dr. Arthur A. Fletcher
           -O'Donnell
           -Romana Acosta Banuelos
                 -Connally
           -UN
           -Moynihan, Shepard and Fletcher
           -Scherer
                 -Flanigan
                 -Ohio
                       -Support for the President
                 -Milton R. Young
                 -Shepard

President's schedule
     -Dinner for Japanese economic minister
            -Number of guests
            -Timing
                 -Vietnam announcement
                 -Kennedy Center opening
            -Kennedy Center opening
                 -Press coverage
                 -Possible invitation to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
     -Dinner for Japanese economic minister
            -Timing
                 -Democrats
                      -Edmund S. Muskie
                      -Action on national economy

US foreign policy
     -Kissinger
          -Accomplishments
                -Pride
     -Vietnam
          -Lt. William L. Calley, Jr.
          -Press coverage

Pentagon Papers
     -President's meeting with Charles W. Colson, August 11, 1971
           -Democrats
                                          11

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                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -Investigations
                     -Appropriations
     -Possible Congressional hearings
          -Timing
                -Vietnam elections

President's forthcoming trips to PRC and USSR
     -Effect
            -American public

Letter to Haldeman from unknown translator in Belgrade
      -President's previous visit to Yugoslavia
            -Photograph of Haldeman in Life
            -Film
            -Significance
                  -President’s contact with culture and people
                        -Serbo-Croatian language
                        -Crowds

President's foreign visits
     -Effect
            -Vice Presidency
                  -Press coverage
            -Madrid, Spain
            -India
            -Pakistan
            -Indonesia

Vice President Spiro T. Agnew's foreign visits
     -Agnew's attitude
           -Contact
                -Leaders compared to common people

President's foreign visits
     -Compared to Lyndon B. Johnson's style
     -Interest in culture and people
     -Effect
     -PRC and USSR
            -Purpose

President's Forthcoming visit to PRC
                                        12

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     -Itinerary
           -Possible contact with people
                -Kissinger
                -Peking
                -Shanghai
                -Chou En-lai
                -Mao Tse-Tung
     -James Reston's interview with Chou En-lai
           -Mao Tse-Tung

Reston
     -Kissinger's schedule
           -PRC trip
     -Interview with Chou En-lai
           -Kissinger's interpretation
                 -President’s coverage
                       -Vietnam
                             -Compared to Gen. Charles A.J.M de Gaulle
                                   -Algeria
                             -Troop withdrawal
           -Criticism of President
           -Pentagon Papers
                 -New York Times publication
           -Vietnam
                 -New York Times
           -Patrick J. Buchanan's note
                 -President's schedule
     -New York Times

President's previous call to Harmon Killebrew
     -White House staff

John V. Lindsay
     -Change of party affiliation
          -Press coverage
     -Samuel W. Yorty
     -George Meany
          -Comment
     -Unknown American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
          [AFL-CIO] in New York
          -Comment
                                            13

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                                    Tape Subject Log
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                                                                       Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


         -Meany
             -Comment


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         -Herbert L. (“Herblock”) Block's cartoon, August 12, 1971
              -New York City


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10
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    National economy
         -Unemployment
               -Policies of Administration’s Democratic predecessors
                     -Vietnam
                           -Casualties
                     -John F. Kennedy
                           -Rate
                     -Johnson
                           -Rate
                                               14

                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                         Tape Subject Log
                                           (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                                 -Vietnam
                      -Criticism
                            -Herbert Stein, Paul W. McCracken
                            -Donald H. Rumsfeld
                            -Shultz
                            -Reluctance

     [Pause]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 11
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[Duration: 53s ]


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     Pessimism
          -White House staff
          -Human nature
          -Conservatives

     President's schedule
          -Local Republicans
                 -Issues
                       -Politics
                       -Rural development funds
                       -Busing
                       -Relevance to the President

Ronald L. Ziegler entered at 10:10 am.

     Ziegler's forthcoming press briefing
          -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing
                 -Declassification
          -Timing
                                             15

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


           -Ehrlichman
                 -Forthcoming press briefing
                        -Discussion with the President
           -Busing
                 -Ziegler's statement
                        -News summary
                              -Philadelphia Inquirer
                 -J. Stanley Pottinger, Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
                        -Written directive
           -Irish airline negotiations
                 -State Department
                        -Calls to White House
                        -Forthcoming announcement
                        -Flanigan
                              -Discussion with the President
                        -Landing rights
                              -New York
                              -Dublin
                        -Flanigan
                              -John A. (“Jack”) Mulcahy
                        -Forthcoming call from Ziegler
                              -Mulcahy
           -Cambodia
                 -Sisowath Sirik Matak
                        -Statement concerning Cambodian offensive
                              -US air support

     Ehrlichman's schedule
           -Textiles meeting

     President’s schedule
          -Kissinger
          -Ziegler
          -Ehrlichman

Ziegler left at 10:15 am.

     Ziegler
          -Compared to Herbert G. Klein
          -Press corps
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     Reston
          -Buchanan
          -Access to administration officials
                -Kissinger
                -New York Times
          -Interview with Chou En-lai
                -Kissinger

     White House staff
          -Optimism
               -Colson
               -Clark MacGregor
               -Rumsfeld


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     National economy
          -Textiles
                -Connally's views
                    -Politics
                    -National security clause
                           -Stans, Mitchell
                           -Shultz
                           -Flanigan
                    -Effect on the President

Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

     Peterson's meeting
                                                17

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


Bull left at tn unknown time before 11:25 am.

     President's schedule
          -Ehrlichman
                 -Peterson’s meeting
                       -Bull
                       -Kissinger

Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

           -Kissinger, Ehrlichman
                -Peterson’s meeting

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am.

     Kissinger
          -Meetings


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     Playboy poll
          -Youth's issues
               -Vietnam
               -Environment

     Environmentalism
          -As issue
                -Anti-system
                                            18

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                                      Tape Subject Log
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    Robert H. Finch and Rumsfeld
        -Roles with administration
               -Maintaining status quo
               -Finch
                    -Mitchell’s view
                          -Office of Emergency Preparedness [OEP]
                                -Harry [Surname unknown]

    OEP
          -Gen. George A. Lincoln
          -Flanigan
          -Peterson

    Peterson
         -Staff
         -Role with administration
               -National Security Council [NSC]
               -Commerce Department
                    -Herbert W. Kalmbach
                          -Stans
                    -Stans
                          -Mitchell
                    -International economic policy

    Clifford M. Hardin
          -Tenure in office

    Locations of government offices
         -Ehrlichman’s view
                                       19

                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
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                                                          Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


          -Rogers C. B. Morton
          -Department of Agriculture
               -Kansas City
     -Commerce Department
     -Morton
          -Denver
          -Tour
               -The West

Secretary of Agriculture
     -Louie B. Nunn
     -Requirements
           -Politician
           -Dirt farmer

J. Edgar Hoover
     -Tenure in office
          -Possible meeting with President
                -Views
                      -Mitchell
                      -Ehrlichman

Hardin

Speeches
     -Raymond K. Price, Jr.
          -Scenario
     -Preparation
          -[Richard K.?] Cook
          -John K. Andrews, Jr.
          -Price
                -Editing
          -William L. Safire
          -Buchanan
          -Price
                -Editing
                -Staff
                      -Cook
                      -Rev. John J. McLaughlin
                -Thomas R. Shepard, Jr.
                      -Speech
                                             20

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                                     Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                     -Strawmen
                          -Possible reaction
          -Radio speeches
               -Reaction
                     -Press compared to public
               -Fireside chats
               -Theme
                     -American bicentennial
                     -Possible titles

     Administration's programs
         -Names
               -Compared to previous Administrations’ programs
                      -Peace Corps, Job Corps, Upward Bound, Head Start
               -Health program
               -1972 theme
                      -Ehrlichman
               -New American Revolution

[Break in conversation]

     Education
         -Peter Drucker’s article
               -Birth rate
                     -Drop
               -Teachers
                     -Demographics
                           -Age
                           -Baby boomers

Manolo Sanchez entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

     The President’s schedule

Sanchez left at an unknown time before 11:25 am.

                -Education
                     -Teachers
                           -Demographics
                               -Age
                               -College graduates
                                         21

                       NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                Tape Subject Log
                                  (rev. 10/06)
                                                              Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


          -Job formation
                -Capital formation
                      -Unemployment
          -Productivity
                -Shultz
                -Measurement
                      -Blue collar compared to white collar
                      -Services
          -Peterson's view
                -Outlet for productivity
                      -Vietnam
                      -Space program
                      -Appliances
                      -Foreign trade
          -Distribution
                -Council of Economic Advisors [CEA]
                -Peterson
                -Shultz
                -Domestic Council
     -Teachers
          -Numbers
          -Age
                -Haldeman's children
          -Saint Albans school
                -Unknown person
          -Quality of education
                -Diagraming sentences
          -Methodology
                -Organization
                -Creativity
                      -Art
                      -Music
     -Mrs. Laura Dreyfus-Barney
          -Paintings
                -Technical skills
                -Color
                -Structure
          -Methodology
                -Fundamentals

President's schedule
                                            22

                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     -John F. Kennedy Center
          -Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"
          -Theatres
          -Concert hall
                -Compared to Concertebow in Amsterdam
                -Design
                     -Compared to concert hall in Boston
                     -Presidential box
                           -Location
                                -Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR]
                     -Compared to Los Angeles theater
          -Eisenhower Theater
                -Unknown play

Meeting
     -Length
           -Peterson’s meeting
                 -Compared to busing meeting
                      -Shultz
                      -Mitchell
     -Structure
           -Peterson’s meeting
     -Length

Peter H. Dominick
      -Vietnam
      -Views concerning PRC

President's foreign policy
     -Taiwan
            -Response
                  -The Right
                       -Dallas

1972 election
     -President's conversation with Shultz

National economy
     -Textiles
           -Mitchell
                -National security clause
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                         NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
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                                                              Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                         -Steel and automobiles
               -Administration bill
               -Democrats

    White House staff
         -Dent
               -Involvement
         -Ehrlichman
         -Dent
               -Involvement
                    -The South
                    -Political discussions
                    -Murray M. Chotiner


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    Presidential leadership
         -Decision-making
               -Influences
                     -"Palace Guard"
                     -Emperor Franz Josef
                     -President
                           -Charles G. ("Bebe") Rebozo
                     -Dwight D. Eisenhower
                           -W. Alton (“Pete”) Jones
                     -Kissinger’s view
               -Academic training
               -PRC
               -USSR
               -Cambodia
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                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -Laos
                -Influences
                      -Rogers
                      -Melvin R. Laird
                      -Kissinger's role
                -Franklin D. Roosevelt
                      -Staff
                -Big decisions compared to small ones
                -Petrochemicals
                      -Flanigan's memo
                -Details
                      -Staff
                -Process

Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

     President's schedule
          -Meeting
          -Kissinger and Ehrlichman

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am.

     President's schedule
          -Bill-signing
          -Passer, Weber, Shultz
          -Bill-signing
                 -Montgomery, Baker
                      -Pens

     Kissinger
          -Treaty signing

The President left at an unknown time after 10:15 am.
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                                     Tape Subject Log
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The President returned at an unknown time before 11:25 am.

     President’s schedule
          -[Kissinger]
                -Accidental War agreement
                      -Signing
                           -Intelsat
                      -Rogers
                      -Ceremonies
                           -Press coverage

     White House facilities
          -Treasury Department
                -Connally
          -Oval Office
          -Treasury Department
                -Compared to Executive Office Building [EOB]
          -State Department
                -Rogers’ office
          -Unknown room
                -Press
          -Health unnit
                -Story
          -Athletic facilities

     Unknown man
                                            26

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                                      Tape Subject Log
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                                                              Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


         -Alleged criminal action
              -Location
                    -Rehoboth
              -Pentagon

    Congressman William J. Scherle
        -Loyalty to the President
             -1966 campaign

    Moynihan
        -Possible party switch
             -Role with administration
                   -Secretary of Defense
                   -Secretary of State
        -Ambassadorship
             -PRC

    State Department
          -Possible appointments
               -Secretary of State
                     -Qualification
               -Ambassadorships
               -Kissinger


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                                                                    Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     Agnew
         -Retirement benefits
               -Secret Service
         -Possible employment
         -Haldeman's possible conversation with Mitchell
         -Future
               -Politics
               -Possible post
                     -Press
               -Management
         -Haldeman's possible conversation with Mitchell and Bryce N. Harlow
         -Tenure in office
               -Possible resignation


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          -Washington Star editorial, August 11, 1971
              -Newsweek
                    -Ambassador’s letter
                    -Kenya
                         -Gift
                         -Wildlife incident

Bull entered at an unknown time after 10:15 am.

     President's schedule
          -Kissinger
          -Ehrlichman

Bull left at an unknown time before 11:25 am.
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                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)



     Agnew
         -Newsweek story
             -Meeting

Kissinger and Ehrlichman entered at 11:25 am.

     Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing
           -Busing
                -South Carolina case
                     -Shultz
                     -Dr. Thomas E. (“Doc”) Morgan
                     -Meeting
                           -Mitchell, Department of Health, Education and Welfare [HEW]
                     -Shultz
                           -Mitchell

     Pentagon Papers
          -White House response
               -Political strategy
                     -Daniel Ellsberg
                            -South Vietnamese election
                     -Democrats' reaction
                            -House and Senate investigating committees
                                 -Appropriations
                            -Lawrence F. O’Brien, Jr.
                     -Possible Congressional hearings
                            -South Vietnamese election
                            -House and Senate Armed Services Committees
                            -W[illiam] Averell Harriman

     Ehrlichman’s forthcoming press briefing
           -Declassification
                -Exemptions
                      -Sources
                      -International relations
                            -Foreign leaders
                            -Britain
                            -Germany
                      -New procedure
                            -Press responsibility
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                                -Possible future leaks
                                       -Court decision
                           -Classification authority
                                -Limitation
                                -President’s communications

     Vietnam
          -Press coverage
                -Effect on North Vietnam
          -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing
                -Pentagon Papers

     Ehrlichman’s forthcoming press briefing
           -President's classification system
                 -Disclosure
                 -Information security
                       -PRC initiative
                       -Debriefing
                       -Copying
                             -Chou En-lai
                             -Alexander M. Haig, Jr.’s view
           -Disclosure of classified documents to press
                 -Kissinger's press backgrounders
                 -Leaks
                 -Reston
                 -Bureaucracy
           -Ongoing negotiations
                 -PRC
                       -Possible question
                       -Leak
                             -Pentagon Papers
                             -State Department
                 -President's role in Pentagon Papers case
                       -Injunctions

Ziegler entered at an unknown time after 11:26 am.
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                                    (rev. 10/06)
                                                            Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                 -Justice Department
     -Copying of classified documents
           -Techniques
     -President's classification system
           -President’s conversation with Chiefs of State
                 -Need to know
                 -Debriefing
                 -State Department
                 -Sisowath Sirik Matak
           -Need to know
                 -NSC
                       -Debriefing

India-Pakistan
      -Recent meeting
      -Rogers's call to Pakistani ambassador
      -US policy

Declassification system
     -Changes
     -Ongoing negotiations
           -PRC
           -USSR
     -Openness
           -Historical information
           -Foreign leaders
                 -British, French
     -President's classification system
           -Purpose
                 -Protecting information
                       -PRC
     -Press
           -Supreme Court decision on Pentagon Papers

Pentagon Papers
     -Administration's reaction
          -Press
          -Democrats
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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                         Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     National security
          -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing

     Pentagon Papers
          -Administration's reaction
               -President’s possible involvement
                     -Press conference

     Declassification
          -Ehrlichman's forthcoming press briefing
                -Progress report
                      -January 1971 study
                            -John W. Dean, III
                -Historical information
                      -World War II
                      -1964-1954
                      -Pentagon Papers
                -Prosecution for leaks
                      -Negotiations
                      -Justice Department
                -President's classification system
                -Past negotiations
                -PRC
                -Pentagon Papers
                -Ongoing negotiations
                -Pentagon Papers
                      -Press responsibility
                            -Compared to Administration responsibility
                            -Risk creation
                                  -Intent
                -Foreign leaders
                      -Political security
                -Democrats

Ziegler left at 11:50 am.

     Busing
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                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                   Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


      National economy
           -Textiles
                 -Memorandum for President
                 -Politics
                       -Mitchell
                 -National security
                       -Wilbur D. Mills's possible action
                             -Quota legislation
                 -US textile industry
                 -National security clause
                 -Possible administration action
                       -Legislation
                             -Mills
                       -National security clause
                             -Possible consequences
Ehrlichman left at 11:53 am.

     President's schedule
          -Signing of accidental war treaty
                 -Kissinger's conversation with Rogers
                      -Intelsat
                      -Seabed Arms Control Treaty
                 -Dobrynin
                 -Announcement
                      -Timing

Kissinger left at 11:54 am.

     Connally
         -Conversation with Haldeman
              -Schedule
                    -Possible meeting with the President
                          -Telephone call
                    -Sidney W. Souers
              -International monetary situation
                    -Paul A. Volcker
              -President's forthcoming economic program
                    -Timing
                          -Closing gold window
                          -Domestic front
         -Schedule
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -San Antonio
                -Possible meeting with the President
                      -Possible telephone call
                      -Memorandum on reserve assets
          -President's forthcoming economic program
                -Import tax
                      -Filing
                            -Views of Connally and the President
                -Congress's schedule

     Connally's schedule
         -President

The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:54 am and
12:01 pm.

[Conversation No. 562-2A]

[See Conversation No. 7-111]

     Request for a call to Connally

[End of telephone conversation]

     National economy
          -President's forthcoming program
                -Shultz
                -President's schedule, August 13, 1971
                      -NSC
                      -White House summer interns
                      -Parade magazine
                            -Photograph session
                      -Service secretaries
                      -Burns
                      -Kissinger's schedule

     Shultz
          -Duties
               -Busing
               -Budget
               -President’s economic program
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                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)



The President talked with Connally between 12:01 pm and 12:12 pm.

[Conversation No. 562-12B]

[See Conversation No. 7-112]

     Connally's schedule

     President's schedule
          -Meeting with Connally
                 -Volcker

     National economy
          -President's forthcoming program
                -Timing of announcement
                      -Domestic front
                      -International front
                            -Negotiating position
                      -Wage and price freeze
                      -Investment tax credit
                -President's conversation with Shultz
                      -Congressional approval
                            -[Import tax]
                                  -Legal opinion
                            -Wage and price freeze
                            -Import tax
                                  -David M. Kennedy round of General Agreement on Tariffs
                                        and Trade [GATT]
                                        -Legal opinion
                -Timing of announcement
                      -Wage and price freeze and import tax
                      -Congress
                            -Budget
                            -Investment tax credit
                      -International monetary meeting
                -Possible effect
                      -Public psychology
                            -Closing gold window and floating dollar
                -Timing of announcement
                      -Wage and price freeze and import tax
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                          Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


                -Handling of announcement
                     -Connally
                           -Closing gold window
                     -The President
                     -Congress
                           -Taxes
                -Timing of announcement
                     -Possible effect
                     -Shultz
                           -Conversation with the President
                                -Domestic front
                                      -Public psychology
                     -Connally's schedule
                           -Burns
                           -Possible meeting with international bankers
                                -Import tax

[End of telephone conversation]
     National economy
           -Status
                 -Volcker's call

Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:12 pm.

     President's schedule
          -Passer

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:15 pm.

     Volcker

     National economy
          -Haldeman's forthcoming conversation with Shultz
                -Connally and Volcker
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                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 562-2 (cont.)


     President's schedule
          -Shultz
                 -Connally
          -Wolf Trap
                 -Mrs. Nixon

Haldeman left at 12:15 pm.