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Start Date: Friday, October 22, 1971 4:16 PM

End Date: Friday, October 22, 1971 4:45 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Bull, Stephen B.Frelinghuysen, Peter H. B.MacGregor, ClarkHaig, Alexander M., Jr.White House photographer

Recording Device: Oval Office

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 01:50:10

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 02:19:53

599a.mp3

599b.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 22, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Stephen B. Bull, Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, Clark MacGregor, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and White House photographer met in the Oval Office of the White House from 12:16 pm to 12:45 pm. The Oval Office taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 599-012 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 599-12

Date: October 22, 1971
Time: 12:16 pm - 12:45 pm
Location: Oval Office

The President met with Stephen B. Bull, Peter H.B. Frelinghuysen, Jr., Clark MacGregor and,
Alexander M. Haig, Jr.; the White House photographer was present at the beginning of this
meeting

     Introductions

     Greetings

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.

     Frelinghuysen's travels
           -Pakistan
           -India
           -Frelinghuysen’s conversations
                 -Department of State
                 -Central Intelligence Agency [CIA]
                 -The President
           -Itinerary

     Pakistan
          -Frelinghuysen’s view
                -Congressional vote
                     -US aid
          -The President’s view
          -Frelinghuysen’s trip
                     -Agha Muhommad Yahya Khan
                     -Calcutta

     Pakistan
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                           NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 599-12 (cont.)


            -Situation
                  -US assistance
                  -United Nations [UN]
                  -Other nations' aid
                       -Frelinghuyen’s view

    India
            -Soviet Union aid to refugees

    India-Pakistan
          -Situation
                -US aid for refugees
                      -Congressional action
                -Political situation
                -Border situation
                      -Instability
                      -Refugees
                -Possibility of war
                      -Indians
                      -Frelinghuyen’s view
                      -Military situation
                      -Refugees
                -US policy
                      -Future
                -Indira Gandhi’s forthcoming visit to US
                -US role
                -Situation in Bengal
                      -Indian view
                             -People’s Republic of China [PRC]
                -Pakistanis
                      -East Pakistan
                             -Frelinghuyen’s view
                -US policy
                      -Options
                      -Previous suggestions


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1
[National Security]
                                            19

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                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. 10/06)
                                                                Conv. No. 599-12 (cont.)


[Duration: 20s ]


     INDIA-PAKISTAN


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 1

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               -The President’s view
               -Refugees
                     -US aid
                     -Possible action by congress
                     -Accountability
               -India
                     -Frelinghuyen’s comments to Indian press
                     -Mrs. Gandhi’s forthcoming trip to US
                     -Henry A. Kissinger's visit to Pakistan
                     -PRC aid to Pakistan
                     -US aid to Pakistan
                           -Amount
                     -Domestic situation
                           -Bengalis
                           -Kenneth B. Keating
                           -Refugees
                     -East Pakistan
                           -Yayha's promises
                           -Indian efforts
                                 -Aid to Mukti Bahini
               -William P. Rogers
               -Danger of Pakistan-India conflict
                     -The President’s view


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[National Security]
[Duration: 1m 27s ]
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                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                      Conv. No. 599-12 (cont.)




     INDIA-PAKISTAN


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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                     -India views
                           -Frelinghuyen’s comments
                     -Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
          -Previous visit by Frelinghuysen

     US foreign relations
          -Pakistan
               -US aid
          -Greece
               -US aid
               -Norway, Denmark, Italy
               -George Papadopoulos
               -Stylianos Pattakos
                      -Frelinghuyen’s previous conversation with Pattakos
               -Democratic process
                      -Future
                      -Policy towards US
          -Morality of the President's critics
               -Josip Broz Tito
                      -Washington Post, New York Times
               -Nicolae Ceausescu
               -Right wing compared with left wing dictatorships
                      -The President’s view
               -Vietnam
                      -Nguyen Van Thieu
                            -Political problems
               -African nations

Bull entered at an unknown time after 12:16 pm.

     The President's schedule
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                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 599-12 (cont.)


          -Forthcoming meeting
               -George H.W. Bush and Rogers

Bull left at an unknown time before 12:45 pm.

     US foreign relations
          -Bush
               -Rogers
                      -UN
          -Vietnam
               -Democracy
          -Democracy
               -Philippines
                      -Imelda Marcos
                      -Ferdinand E. Marcos
               -Asia
               -British
               -Americans
               -Latins
                      -Italians
                      -Spanish
                      -French
                             -Charles A.J.M. de Gaulle
               -Greeks
                      -The President's previous trip
          -UN
          -Pakistan and India
               -US policy
                      -Frelinghuysen’s views
               -Sheikh Mujibur

     The President's schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Nobusuke Kishi

     Gift presentation

     George Washington

     The President's relationship with Frelinghuysen

     Supreme Court appointments
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                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                       Tape Subject Log
                                         (rev. 10/06)
                                                                  Conv. No. 599-12 (cont.)


           -John C. Stennis

Frelinghuysen and Haig left at 12:45 pm.