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Start Date: 10-Nov-1971 2:51 PM

End Date: 10-Nov-1971 3:16 PM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.White House operatorDaley, Richard J.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:22:33

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:40:07

299a.mp3

NARA Description:

On November 10, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon, Henry A. Kissinger, White House operator, and Richard J. Daley met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building at an unknown time between 2:51 pm and 3:16 pm. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 299-015 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 299-15

Date: November 10, 1971
Time: Unknown between 2:51 pm and 3:16 pm
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with Henry A. Kissinger.

     The President's speeches, November 9, 1971
          -Foreign aid
               -Television coverage
          -Amchitka test
               -Effect on environment
               -Cartoon in the Washington Star
                                       7

                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                               Tape Subject Log
                                 (rev. 10/06)
                                                               Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)


Kissinger's meeting with Henry A. Grunwald, November 9, 1971
     -Time
     -The President
           -Schedule
                 -Possible interview

Melvin R. Laird
    -Forthcoming meeting with the President and Kissinger
          -Forthcoming troop withdrawal announcement
    -Associated Press [AP] news story from Saigon
          -Ground combat
                -Announcement
                    -Casualties

Vietnam
     -Troop withdrawal announcement
          -Withdrawal rate
                -Timing
                      -Projections
                      -Residual forces
                -Laird, William P. Rogers and Congress
                -Number
                -Timing
                -Residual forces
                -Kissinger's negotiations
                      -Nguyen Van Thieu
          -Kissinger's dinner with Newsweek editors, November 9, 1971
                -Troop withdrawal rate
     -Louis P. Harris poll
          -Public support for Administration policies
                -Congress
     -Troop withdrawal announcement
          -Gerald R. Ford
                -Laird
          -Troop withdrawal rate
                -Number
                      -Thieu
                      -Timing
                -Laird and Clark MacGregor
          -Kissinger's dinner with Newsweek editors
                -MacGregor
                                             8

                          NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                     Tape Subject Log
                                       (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)


                           -Alleged statement
                -The President's previous meeting with MacGregor and Ford
                     -Laird

The White House operator talked with the President at an unknown time between 2:54 pm and
3:09 pm.

[Conversation No. 299-15A]

[See Conversation No. 14-18]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Vietnam
          -Troop withdrawal announcement
               -Withdrawal rate
                     -Timing
                          -Politics
                                 -Democratic national convention
               -Kissinger's negotiations with North Vietnam
                     -Residual force
                          -Possible agreement
                                 -Prisoners of war [POWs]
               -POWs
               -Withdrawal rate
                     -Contingent factors
               -Possible effect on Administration critics
               -Laird
               -Briefings
                     -Laird, Ford and Rogers
                          -South Vietnam
                                 -Thieu
                          -Possible announcement of January 1972

     Kissinger's meeting with Newsweek editors

     The President's speeches, November 9, 1971
          -Forthcoming trips to People's Republic of China [PRC] and Union of Soviet
               Socialist Republics [USSR]
               -“Generation of peace”
                      -Negotiations
                                              9

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                     Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)


                -International differences

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Nelson A. Rockefeller
                -Dinner

     The President’s schedule
          -Forthcoming meeting with Rogers
               -Alexander M Haig, Jr.
               -H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman

     Pakistan Ambassador [Agha Hilaly]
          -The President's possible conversation with Rogers
               -Meeting with Haig
                     -India
                           -Arms shipment cutoff

     Kissinger's meeting with Newsweek editors
          -Indira Gandhi interview

The President talked with Richard J. Daley between 3:09 pm and 3:10 pm.

[Conversation No. 299-15B]

[See Conversation No. 14-19]

[End of telephone conversation]

     Kissinger's schedule
          -Cable

     Vietnam
          -Troop withdrawals
               -Timing
                    -Charles W. Colson's possible actions
                    -Possible effect on negotiations
               -Residual force
                    -Negotiations with North Vietnam
               -Press
               -Number and timing
                                              10

                            NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. 10/06)
                                                                 Conv. No. 299-15 (cont.)


     Kissinger's schedule
          -Telegram

Kissinger left at an unknown time before 3:16 pm.