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Start Date: Friday, October 15, 1971 3:32 PM

End Date: Friday, October 15, 1971 3:36 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Butterfield, Alexander P.Sanchez, ManoloHaldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Woods, Rose MaryKissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 02:35:30

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 03:19:00

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NARA Description:

On October 15, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Alexander P. Butterfield, Manolo Sanchez, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Rose Mary Woods, and Henry A. Kissinger met in the Oval Office of the White House from 11:32 am to 11:36 am. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 593-012 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 593-12

Date: October 15, 1971
Time: 11:32 am - 11:36 am
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Alexander P. Butterfield and Manolo Sanchez.

     The President's schedule

Butterfield left at an unknown time before 11:36 am.


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H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman entered and Sanchez left at 11:36 am.

     The President's schedule
          -George P. Shultz

Rose Mary Woods entered at 11:36 am.

           -Signing of Executive Order
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                                           Tape Subject Log
                                             (rev. 10/06)
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Butterfield entered at an unknown time after 11:36 am.

     The President's schedule
          -Signature autopen

Butterfield left at 11:38 am.

           -Tricia Nixon Cox
           -Camp David
                 -Hobart D. Lewis and Charles G. (“Bebe”) Rebozo


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                                -Henry A. Kissinger's office


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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 593-12 (cont.)


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[Duration: 56s ]


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Woods left at an unknown time before 11:44 am.

     Supreme Court appointments
          -John N. Mitchell
               -Warren E. Burger
                    -Possibility of resignation
                          -Herschel H. Friday
                          -Woman

     Appointees' threatened resignations
         -Robert Brown
         -People's Republic of China [PRC]
               -Emil (“Bus”) Mosbacher, Jr.
                     -Kissinger
                     -Chief of Protocol

     PRC trip
         -Nature of trip
         -Chou En-lai
              -Kissinger
                    -The President's suggestions
                    -Haldeman’s view
                    -Crowds
                         -Haldeman’s previous conversation with Kissinger
                    -Communiqué
                    -Public relations

     US foreign relations
          -The President's trip to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR]
               -Public relations
                      -Crowds
                           -Romania
                      -Kissinger
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 593-12 (cont.)


                           -The President’s view

     The President's trip to PRC
          -Crowd
          -Itinerary
                -Provinces
          -Advance team
                -John D. Ehrlichman
                -Dwight L. Chapin
                      -Relations with Kissinger
          -Public relations
          -Itinerary
                -Cities
                -Meeting with leaders
                -Government
                -People

Kissinger entered at 11:44 am.

                -Advance
                      -Chapin
                -Itinerary
                      -Chinese
                           -George Meany
                      -Advance
                           -Kissinger’s concern
                      -Reception
                -Popular reception
                      -Thelma C. (“Pat’) Nixon
                           -USSR
                           -Chou En-lai
                      -Crowds
                      -Haldeman's memorandum
                      -Chapin
                           -Instructions
                      -Mrs. Nixon
                           -USSR
                -Communications
                      -Ground station
                      -Washington
                           -Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran
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                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                    Conv. No. 593-12 (cont.)


                                   -Telecommunications capability
                                        -Iranian Vice President
                 -Kissinger's role
                      -Chapin
                      -Soviet visit
                            -Mrs. Nixon
                 -Mao Tse-tung
                      -Kissinger’s efforts
                      -The president's forthcoming meeting
                 -Crowds
                      -The President’s possible visit to sites
                 -Haldeman's memorandum
                      -Chapin
                      -Kissinger

     US foreign policy
          -John B. Connally’s trip
               -Textile agreement
                     -Press conference
               -Announcement
                     -Peter G. Peterson
                           -Woods
                     -Timing
               -State department
                     -Japanese
                     -PRC

     The President's schedule
          -Camp David

Kissinger left at 11:59 am.

     Kissinger
          -Crowds
               -Romania
                    -Nicolae Ceasescu
               -Soviets

     Lyndon B. Johnson
         -Crowds
               -Kissinger
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                                 Tape Subject Log
                                   (rev. 10/06)
                                                          Conv. No. 593-12 (cont.)



Mrs. Nixon

The President
     -Meeting people
Kissinger
     -Chapin
     -Alexander P. Butterfield

Mosbacher
    -Possibility of going to PRC
          -Possibility of going to USSR
                -Official party

The President's trip to PRC
     -Military aids
           -Function
     -Ronald L. Ziegler
           -Patrick J. Buchanan
           -John A. Scali
           -Gerald L. Warren
     -Press corps
     -Kissinger
           -China
           -Press
                 -Yugoslavia
     -Kissinger
     -Communications
           -[Forename unknown] Persepolis
                 -Shah
                 -Television
                 -Telecommunications
                 -Chinese
     -Size and composition of press party
           -Scali
                 -Networks
                 -Haldeman's comments
                        -Moon coverage
           -Daily newspapers
                 -Magazines
                        -Photographers
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                                        Tape Subject Log
                                          (rev. 10/06)
                                                                       Conv. No. 593-12 (cont.)


                                   -Kissinger
                                   -Camp David
                                   -Oliver F. (“Ollie”)\ Atkins
                  -James D. (“Don”) Hughes
                       -Military staff size
                       -Dinner
                             -Marine Band
                             -Technical assistance
                             -The President’s view
                  -The President's feeling about situation in the US
                       -Secret Service

     Press
             -Maxine Cheshire
                  -Newspaper story
                  -Kissinger
                        -Benjamin C. Bradlee
                        -Unknown woman
                        -Washington Post
                        -Taft Schrieber
             -Rowland Evans and Robert D. Novak
                  -William L. Safire
             -Newsday magazine article
                  -The President's finances
                        -Costs of being President
                              -White House response
                        -Fisher Roland stock
                  -Haldeman’s view
                  -George A. Smathers
                  -Rebozo
             -Kissinger
                  -Bradlee
             -Unknown priest

Haldeman left at 12:15 pm.
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                                      Tape Subject Log
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