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Conversation: 001-004

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Start Date: 6-Apr-1971 11:53 AM

End Date: 6-Apr-1971 12:10 PM


Nixon, Richard M. (President)Kissinger, Henry A.

Recording Device: White House Telephone

Full Tape Conversation Start Time: 00:01:19

Full Tape Conversation End Time: 00:10:33


NARA Description:

On April 6, 1971, President Richard M. Nixon and Henry A. Kissinger talked on the telephone at an unknown time between 11:53 am and 12:10 pm. The White House Telephone taping system captured this recording, which is known as Conversation 001-004 of the White House Tapes.

Nixon Library Finding Aid:

Conversation No. 1-4

Date: April 6, 1971
Time: Unknown between 11:53 am and 12:10 pm
Location: White House Telephone

The President talked with Henry A. Kissinger.

     President's upcoming speech on Vietnam
          -Input from White House staff and others
                 -Rose Mary Woods
                 -Patrick J. Buchanan
                 -John A. Scali
          -Possible American withdrawal
          -Leonard Garment
          -Anatoliy F. Dobrynin
          -John D. Ehrlichman
          -Creighton W. Abrams
          -Administration’s credibility
          -Garment's views
          -Kissinger's future statement
          -White House "Doves"
                 -George P. Shultz
                 -Donald H. Rumsfeld
                 -Clark MacGregor
                 -Robert H. Finch
                 -Domestic issues
          -George S. McGovern
          -Drop in American and Vietnamese casualties
          -Bombing reduction
          -Defense of Administration
                 -New York Times, Washington Post
                 -Joseph W. Alsop column

Recording ends while the conversation is in progress.


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