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Start Date: Friday, September 17, 1971 3:29 PM
End Date: Friday, September 17, 1971 3:41 PM
Participants:Nixon, Richard M. (President); Kissinger, Henry A.; White House operator;
Recording Device: Oval Office
Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:37:50
Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:50:53
On September 17, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, and the White House operator met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:29 am to 11:41 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 574-006 of the White House Tapes.
Nixon Library Finding Aid:
Conversation No. 574-6 Date: September 17, 1971 Time: 11:29 am - 11:41 am Location: Oval Office The President met with Henry A. Kissinger. Vietnam -Military action -Timing -North Vietamese -The President’s attitude -[Cornell Bogdan] -(Madame) Nguyen Thi Binh -Bombing -Effect -The Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] -Demilitarized zone [DMZ] -Adm. Thomas H. Moorer -Duration -Announcement -Timing -North Vietnam 37 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.) -Nicolae Ceaucescu -North Vietnamese -Bombing -South Vietnamese elections -President’s views and options -Blockade -Prisoners of War [POWs] -People’s Republic of China [PRC] initiative -USSR initiative -Ending the war -Timing -1972 Presidential election -Peace settlement -Timing -North Vietnamese response -Election in the US -Polls The President talked with the White House operator at an unknown time between 11:29 and 11:41 am. [Conversation No. 574-6a] [See Conversation No. 9-60] [End of telephone conversation] Vietnam -POWs -Blockade -Conclusion of conflict -1972 Presidential election -Polls -Impact on peace settlement -Possible escalation -Casualties -Support in the US -POWs -Blockade of North Vietnam -After Presidential election -POWs 38 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.) -President’s concern -US foreign aid -The President's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr. September 16, 1971 -Guidance -Eellsworth F. Bunker -William J. Porter -Relation to types of government -Greece -Henry J. Tasca -Entering war -Ngo Dinh Diem -Nguyen Van Thieu -Ending war -Kissinger’s comment to the press -Coups, communist takeover -Responsibility -Ending war -The President’s plan -Honorable exit -Dishonorable exit -The President's new conferences -Comments -Opponents' -North Vietnam -Refugees -The President's visit in 1956 -Catholic Bishop of Da Nang -Number of people -Death -Prison camps -Duration of war -The President’s news conference of September 16, 1971 -Television -Leadership -Congress -Draft -Mansfield amendment -Effectiveness of the President's action -Gen. Lewis B. Hershey -Kissinger's press briefing -Cambodia 39 NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF Tape Subject Log (rev. 10/06) Conv. No. 574-6 (cont.) -Laos -US position -John A. Scali -Kissinger's comment about the press US society -Morale 1972 election -Eugene J. McCarthy -Herbert Stein -Kissinger's meeting -Comparison to the other candidates -Edmund S. Muskie -Statement -McCarthy -Kissinger’s efforts -West Coast -New York -Stein Congressional affairs -Conservatives -Senate -Opposition to the military service draft -Military service draft -James L. Buckley -Vote -Gordon L. Allott -Speeches -Draft by the administration -Conference Press conference -The President's handling Kissinger left at 11:41 am.