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Start Date: 18-Oct-1972 8:20 AM

End Date: 18-Oct-1972 9:50 AM

Participants:

Nixon, Richard M. (President)Haldeman, H. R. ("Bob")Haig, Alexander M., Jr.Bull, Stephen B.

Recording Device: Old Executive Office Building

369-009.mp3

NARA Description:

On October 18, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon, H. R. ("Bob") Haldeman, Alexander M. Haig, Jr., and Stephen B. Bull met in the President's office in the Old Executive Office Building from 8:20 am to 9:50 am. The Old Executive Office Building taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 369-009 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 369-9

Date: October 18, 1972
Time: 8:20 am - 9:50 am
Location: Executive Office Building

The President met with H.R. (“Bob”) Haldeman at 8:20 am.


        Henry A. Kissinger's schedule
           -Le Duc Tho
                -Vientiane
           -Haldeman's conversation with Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
            October 17, 1972
           -The President's forthcoming message to Kissinger
                -Hanoi
                -Vientiane
                -Haig
           -Saigon
           -Paris
           -Vientiane
                -Possible settlement

        Vietnam
            -Negotiations
                -Kissinger's memorandum
                    -Remaining issues
                         -Prisoners held by South Vietnam
                         -Replacement of military equipment for South Vietnam
                         -Haig's view
                -Kissinger's Role
                    -William H. Sullivan

        1972 Election
            -Kissinger's view
                -[Nancy S. Maginnes]
                                            6
                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Nov-03)

           -Possible settlement
           -Bombing
               -French embassy, October 11, 1972
                    -News summary
                         -US public reaction
                             -George S. McGovern
                                 -R. Sergent Shriver
                         -Media and opposition
                    -W[illiam]Averell Harriman
                    -Air Force


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 20m 20s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 2

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       Pending legislation
           -The President's schedule
           -Water bill
               -Veto of October 17, 1972
                    -John D. Ehrlichman
                         -Environment
                    -Joseph W. Martin's views on vetoes
                         -Overriding by Congress
                             -Effect on issues
                                  -Ehrlichman
                    -Social Security
                    -Fiscal concern from the President
               -Possible clean water tax
                    -The President's recent conversation with Ehrlichman
                    -Corporations
                    -Possible impoundment of funds
                    -Congress
                                              7
                     NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Nov-03)

                     -1972 election


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 8m 31s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 3

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        International Telephone and Telegraph [ITT]
             -George Embrey's question regarding campaign contributions
                 -John B. Connally


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 59s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 4

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Haig talked with the President between 9:03 am and 9:07 am.

[Conversation No. 369-9A]

[See Conversation No. 31-115]

[End of telephone conversation]

        Haig
                                            8
                    NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                    Tape Subject Log
                                      (rev. Nov-03)

       The President's relations with press
           -New York Times October 18, 1972 editorial [on the President's October 16, 1972
           speech at National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in
           Southeast Asia]
               -The President's May 8, 1972 decision on Vietnam
               -Raymond K. Price, Jr., Leonard Garment, William L. Safire
               -The President's view
                    -Opinion leaders
                         -Business people
                         -College people
               -The President's May 8, 1972 decision
               -Press attitude


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 25m 26s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 6

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       The President's schedule
           -US-Soviet Union trade pact signing ceremony, October 18, 1972
               -William P. Rogers
               -Nikolai S. Patolichev
               -Unknown person
               -Memorandum
                    -Congress
                    -Export - Import [Ex-Im] Bank
               -Patolichev
                    -William D. Eberle
               -Peter G. Peterson
               -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
               -Possible photograph opportunity
               -The President's possible comment
                    -Rogers's briefing
                                              9
                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Nov-03)

                      -Peterson
                  -Photograph opportunity
                  -Timing
             -Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty [SALT] II announcement
                  -White House
                      -Rogers
                      -Responsibility
                           -Department of Defense
                      -Ronald L. Ziegler
                  -Possible briefing
                      -Gerard C. Smith
                           -Possible location

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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 2m 23s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 8

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        The President's schedule
            -[Masayoshi Ohira]


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 7m 14s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 10

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Stephen B. Bull entered at an unknown time after 9:07 am.
                                               10
                      NIXON PRESIDENTIAL MATERIALS STAFF

                                      Tape Subject Log
                                        (rev. Nov-03)


        The President's schedule
            -[Ohira]
            -Ehrlichman, William E. Timmons
            -Location of meeting
            -Ohira
                -Location of meeting
                     -Oval office
                -Talking points

Bull left at an unknown time before 9:50 am.


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BEGIN WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12
[Personal returnable]
[Duration: 1m 1s ]


END WITHDRAWN ITEM NO. 12

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The President and Haldeman left at 9:50 am.